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Samsung Unveils 7″ Galaxy Tab 3, Nothing to Get Excited Over

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Samsung introduced the all new Galaxy Tab 3 yesterday. It is the definition of low to mid range, bringing specs that might have impressed us back in 2011. To Samsung’s credit, we are sure this tablet will be marketed as a budget-friendly companion, allowing users to complete their digital tasks and consume medium amounts of content. 

The device’s specs are sub-par, featuring a 7″ WSVGA display with a resolution of just 1024 x 600. It is powered by a 1.2GHz dual-core processor with a 1GB of RAM, comes packed with a 3MP back-end camera, and runs a 4,000 mAh battery.


  • 7″ WSVGA 1024 x 600 169 PPI TFT display
  • 1.2GHz dual-core processor
  • 1GB of RAM
  • Android 4.1
  • 3MP rear-facing camera
  • 1.3MP front-facing camera
  • 4,000mAh battery
  • 3G/HSPA+ connectivity
  • WiFi a/b/g/n (2.4/5GHz)

There is still no price listed for this device, but take a look at those specs and you can guess it will be somewhat low. If you recall, there was a rumor circulating that it would cost just $150, and with the specs confirmed now, that wouldn’t shock us.  The Galaxy Tab 3 goes on sale starting in May for the WiFi model and June for the 3G model.

Any takers?

Via: Samsung Mobile

  • Brian_2112

    If this does hit the shelves at more than $150, I’ll bet Samsung’s going to have trouble selling them. I know Samsung’s got a lot on their plate (the S4, speculation for the Note III, the lawsuit w/Apple, etc.) but this is nearly pointless. There’s very little improvement (if any) from the Tab 2; the only real difference I see is that it takes its design from the 8-inch Note tablet, which took its design from the Galaxy S III, Note II, etc.

    Come on, Samsung. For a company who thrives to be ahead of the game, this tablet just holds them back.

  • Nagabushan Bengaluru

    what comedy.. i own tab2 with same specs… samsung.. tell us something new…

  • John Guillen

    Ok, why Samsung? why are you building this? I agree with “brim” the design is getting old. Time for a change. You don’t need to have all the tablets looking like the GS3 phone. Plus you just released the Galaxy note 8, now you you have the 7. Come on. I love your products but you’re getting too happy with this.

  • Kyle Cordiano

    I think most people are waiting for the Nexus 7 2 at Google I/O.

  • coolsilver

    I still have my OG Galaxy Tab with CM10 on it. Kicking but I get annoyed it complains about low space when updating apps. 2 years are up on data contract with VZW. Though I really love the data for storm spotting and PYKL3 radar. I think I would probably go for an updated Nexus 7 or 10 if I do update to something newer. Though I guess I could toss the old on Swappa.

  • RaptorOO7

    Well Apple seems to be able to get away with it. There is nothing wrong in designing your devices to share similar design cues with each other.

  • Zach Armstrong

    At least this is better than the HP Slate 7

  • kevin hoefer

    So roughly the same internals as a galaxy nexus just with a bigger crappier screen, might’ve been a good compliment to the s2, but seems a little silly now


    You’re just gonna keep milking that design eh Samsung? Are your TV’s next to inherit the design cues?

    • Arklight

      Samsung is waiting for Apple to make their TV so they can copy it. 🙂

  • Hmm… I see no reason to get this over a Nexus 7, but at least it has better specs than an iPad mini I guess…

  • mustbepbs

    7″ WSVGA 1024 x 600 169 PPI TFT display

    Wow. What a cop out.

    • We have left over screens we got to sell, but how do we get it off our books and into some dope’s hand…. AHH!!! Make a new 7″ tablet, call it the Note 3 lite and be done with it.

      I’m just wondering about Samsung sometimes. They have screen sizes from 4″ all the way to 13″. I understand covering lots of different markets, but this is ridiculous.

  • Knlegend1

    The only thing I can think of is that they wanted to give it the same ugly look and feel of their current devices. This is just a galaxy tab 7.0 with new trimmings.

  • Tony Byatt

    Ummm…Nexus 7 (2013) please…

  • The. Great. Cornholio!

    Probably will be priced $200-$250…

  • No word on the IR blaster/universal remote feature that the Tab 2 had?

  • How is this any different from the Galaxy Tab 2? Seems to have almost the same specs, just a slightly different design.

  • jamie stevens

    i bet its around $250 no thx

  • I have no faith in the Note 3.

  • Bionic

    X tab

    • Thomas

      Lets not over do it 😉


      Dude, I love your enthusiasm you show for Motorola devices.

  • Radgatt

    My note 2 will be just fine

  • yummy

    Maybe it’s for like a kids toy or something.

  • Andrew

    3G lol

    • coolsilver

      OG Tab I have has 3G and works well enough for my needs.

  • It’s literally laughable. It will probably be way overpriced as well.

  • BRIM

    Their design is really getting old and tiring…

    • Adam Staggenborg

      I couldn’t agree more.