With a sleeker design and better performance, the latest Galaxy Tab 3 7.0 is much about enhanced user experience. Samsung touts its handgrip and portability features that let you hold comfortably for hours at a stretch, or carry in your pocket for use on the move. It has also strived to provide a thinner case compared to earlier versions.
With the basic design hues of the Galaxy Note 8.0, the Galaxy Tab 3 7.0 looks more like an oversized smartphone. The enhanced multimedia performance and user experience can be attributed to Android 4.1 Jelly Bean operating system coupled with Samsung’s proprietary interface. You can expect better downloading speeds and faster access to videos and apps.
The tablet is powered by a dual-core 1.2 GHz processor and 1 GB RAM. It offers 16 GB of internal storage, plus a microSD card slot that supports up to 64 GB expansion.
The 7-inch display does not feature an IPS panel as many expected, but a TFT screen with a WSVGA resolution of 1024 x 600 pixels. It offers a pixel density of 169 ppi. The display specifications are basically similar to previous models.
The device comes with a 3-megapixel rear-camera and a 1.3-megapixel front-camera. It also features an accelerometer, ambient light-sensor and a compass. Other features include Wi-Fi 802.11n, Bluetooth 3.0, 3G HSPA+, Glonass module, and 4,000 mAh Li-Ion battery.
The 111.1 x 188 x 9.9 mm device comes in two models – a Wi-Fi only model, weighing 302 grams, and Wi-Fi plus 3G model, weighing 306 grams. The former is arriving in May, while the latter will make its debut in June.
Unlike the Galaxy Tab 2, the new Tab 3 model will not have a 32 GB variant – perhaps Samsung is trying to keep the price factor favorable!