Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 arriving in May

Samsung's new 7-inch Galaxy Tab 3 will go on sale globally starting in May, but you will have to wait a little longer if you want a 3G-equipped version.

Samsung has confirmed that there will be a new addition to its Galaxy Tab Android line-up before the end of the summer.

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The predictably named Galaxy Tab 3 has a 7-inch 1024 x 600 pixel display and will arrive running the Jelly Bean version of Android (4.1), an improvement over the Ice Cream Sandwich build that ships on the previous generation .

Other specs have also seen a minor bump since earlier iterations and it will include a 1.2GHz dual core processor, 16GB or 32GB of internal storage space and support for microSD cards up to 64GB.

On the rear of the tablet there's the same 3-megapixel camera that was on the previous generation 7-inch Galaxy Tab 2, but this is also joined by a forward-facing 1.3-megapixel affair for stills and video calling.

However, fans of the recently Galaxy S and Note ranges may be disappointed to hear that many of the new software features such as multi-window display and features like S Translator, Smart Stay and Air Gestures, all found on the Galaxy S4 are absent.

The Wi-Fi only model Galaxy Tab 3 will go on sale globally in May, Samsung said, but it will be followed by a 3G-equipped version a little later, beginning in June. Pricing has not been revealed.