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.
Written by Ben Woods, Contributor on

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


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. 

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