It seems Samsung just can’t help but continue adding to their already huge Galaxy range of phones and tablets. They have now unveiled the most recent addition to their line-up, the Samsung Galaxy Tab 3. While devices such as the Galaxy S3 have managed to sell in huge numbers and offer some very stiff competition to the mighty iPhone, the iPad is still definitely the most must-have tablet on the market.
Samsung have produced a number of very capable tablets in varying sizes and the new Galaxy Tab 3 is a smaller 7-inch device aimed at taking on the iPad Mini rather than its bigger brother. Visually it fits in with the rest of the Galaxy range, looking much like a larger version of recent handsets such as the Galaxy Mega and Galaxy S4. With some Samsung mobiles being not all that far off 7-inches it does make the small Galaxy Tab devices seem a little unnecessary but it’s always nice to have a smaller option available if you’re after a straight up tablet.
The 7-inch screen only has a resolution of 1024 x 600 which is a long way off the resolution of many recent devices with screens a few inches smaller and with only a 1.2 Ghz dual-core processor the Galaxy Tab 3 is unlikely to win any awards for performance. The Galaxy Tab 3 has 1GB of RAM and either 8 or 16GB of internal memory which can be expanded with a microSD card. The Galaxy Tab 3 runs Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean) and has a large 4,000mAh battery. There is a 3-megapixel camera on the back of the device and a front-facing 1.3-megapixel camera.
The Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 isn’t a particularly powerful device and it doesn’t really have any stand out features but the fairly low specs mean it is likely to be one of the more affordable tablets on the market. Samsung say the WiFi version of the Galaxy Tab 3 will be available globally in May while a 3G model will follow in June.