Samsung finally confirmed the Galaxy Tab 3 and it’s… boring. The design is almost exactly the same and the specifications are still mid-range at best. In fact, we didn’t really notice that much of a difference from the Galaxy Tab 2. Hey Sammy, what’s up?

The Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 will have a 7-inch WSVGA (1024×600) TFT Display with a low pixel density of 169. Powering the Tab 3 is a measly 1.2GHz dual-core processor, 1GB RAM,  and Android 4.1 Jelly Bean. Other features include a 3-megapixel main camera, and a 1.3-megapixel front facing camera.

As the third iteration of the Galaxy Tab series, it’s really disappointing to not see an upgrade at all, or perhaps they are now shifting more weight towards the Galaxy Note 8.0.

Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 Specs

  • Android 4.1 Jelly Bean, TouchWiz
  • 7-inch WSVGA(1024 x 600, 169 PPI) TFT Display
  • 1.2 GHz Dual-Core processor
  • 1GB RAM
  • 8GB / 16GB internal memory
  • microSD card support up to 64GB
  • 3-megapixel rear camera
  • 1.3-megapixel front camera
  • WiFi a/b/g/n, WiFi Direct
  • 3G, HSPA+ (3G version)
  • Bluetooth® 3.0
  • USB 2.0
  • Dimensions: 111.1 x 188.0 x 9.9mm
  • Weight: 302g
  • Battery:  Li-ion 4000mAh

Just like its predecessor, it’ll have a WiFi only and WiFi + 3G variant which can make calls and text messages. Actually, the Galaxy Tabs were one of the first to do that so I don’t really understand the fuzz about the Asus FonePad being able to have a phone functionality.

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With this unimpressive specifications, I hope Samsung plans to sell this at a competitive price point considering that the Asus Google Nexus 7 is only $199 ( around Php11,000 in PH). If Samsung will price this at $150, then it still has some hopes left. What do you guys think? Do you think the Galaxy Tab 3 is a worthy upgrade?

[Source: Samsung]



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  1. Wow. It’s a letdown for previous-gen galaxy tab owners who want to upgrade their tab.. Not unless they’re luring them to buy the Galaxy Note 8. But if it’s priced aggressively like other budget tabs such as Asus and Acer, I think it has a fighting chance. :) I’m a proud owner of a Galaxy Tab 2 P3100. I can say that Samsung is really good when it comes to firmware updates and most especially with the build quality.