Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 announced: more compact, but nothing new under the hood

Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 announced: more compact, but nothing new under the hood
The Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 has just gotten official, but if you think that getting a third generation of a product means getting it improved noticeably, Samsung is eager to prove you wrong. The Galaxy Tab 3 adopts the “Samsung look” - all plastic with a single physical home key encircled by a menu and back button (on-screen buttons are gone), and the rear camera is positioned centrally.

But look at the spec sheet, and you won’t notice an inch of a difference. The Galaxy Tab 3 has a 7-inch 1024 x 600 pixel display, a 1.2GHz dual-core processor, 1GB of RAM and 8GB or 16GB of internal storage. It’s also got a 3-megapixel rear and 1.3-megapixel front cameras. Yes, that is exactly the same configuration last year’s Galaxy Tab 2 had.

After carefully comparing the spec sheets, we did notice a single difference- the Galaxy Tab 3 is lighter with a weight of 0.66 pounds (302 g) compared to the 0.75lb (344 g) on the second-gen tablet. It’s also got narrower bezel, saving you a total of 0.44 inches (1.13cm) on the Y axis.

And that’s it. There is nothing else new. We hope it’s at least as cheap as last year’s Galaxy Tab 2 that is now sold for as low as $180 on Amazon.

source: Samsung Mobile

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Galaxy Tab 3 7.0
  • Display 7.0" 1024 x 600 pixels
  • Camera 3 MP / 1.3 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 400, Dual-core, 1700 MHz
  • Storage 16 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 4000 mAh



1. Cesar

Posts: 140; Member since: Aug 16, 2012

Same design -.-

6. tiara6918

Posts: 2263; Member since: Apr 26, 2012

What's the difference from tab2?an updated uglier design?

12. hung2900

Posts: 966; Member since: Mar 02, 2012

And no more good balanced stereo speaker like the predecesor. What's the point of that sh!tty update? Love Samsung phones, hate Samsung tablets

33. thelegend6657 unregistered

Same thing with what Samsung did with GS3 mini , take an GS advance , make it uglier , update it to jellybean and sell it for a higher price

34. thelegend6657 unregistered

Also , I think they will discontinue the Tab 2

14. Kurai unregistered

Samesung Shamelaxy tab 3.0

32. Nikolas.Oliver

Posts: 1574; Member since: Jul 01, 2012

Samsung F*cktab 3.0

28. Martine

Posts: 102; Member since: Oct 20, 2011

Just like every iPad ever released by Apple. I think that sells well too

2. Antonyjoseph

Posts: 217; Member since: Apr 06, 2013

LOL!! They should have called it Galaxy Tab 2.1. Whats Samsung trying to do here? I read somewhere that this device can make phone calls. Can anyone confirm this.

3. Reverence

Posts: 224; Member since: Jul 16, 2012

hahahah....Galaxy Tab is inspiring samsung

4. bojan

Posts: 188; Member since: Oct 06, 2012

samsung is loseing it's touch they are the new myspace everything is the same they give up

7. vandroid

Posts: 405; Member since: Sep 04, 2012

It's not like this is a flagship or high end model

8. bojan

Posts: 188; Member since: Oct 06, 2012

i understand but i'm talking about everything samsung from phones to tablet's. i don't know what happaned to them if they are lazy or give up or what who knows but they don't impress as a company anymore

5. eisenbricher

Posts: 973; Member since: Aug 09, 2012

Galaxy tabs look boring... They will be outshined by other better tabs soon.

31. raunak

Posts: 507; Member since: Oct 12, 2011

They never really shined.

9. wendygarett unregistered

Shut up and take my money ^__^

17. Wiki_jaan

Posts: 704; Member since: Jun 24, 2012

i dont think so ...... note8 is better than this siht

25. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 2013

Shut up and DON'T take my money =_='

10. darkkjedii

Posts: 31600; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

As I've said before, the next wave of true innovation is a few years away. Samsung is trying their best in the software area...but seems to have hit the wall in hardware.

11. linas_ltu

Posts: 32; Member since: Apr 19, 2012


13. Antonyjoseph

Posts: 217; Member since: Apr 06, 2013

Hahaha...good one

15. SaElestra

Posts: 5; Member since: Mar 14, 2013

Congrats samsung. New trash introduce to the world

16. Wiki_jaan

Posts: 704; Member since: Jun 24, 2012

instead of this i ll go for note8

18. ashisharbola

Posts: 62; Member since: Oct 20, 2012

Why they even introduce it....when they have nothing new ???

19. tadaa

Posts: 267; Member since: Apr 18, 2013

samsung: we need a new idea for the our next 7 inch tab, let's make it smaller!

20. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 2013

I hate to say this, but, this is a TRASH! Sorry, SameSung!

21. TheBitterTruth unregistered

Tablets = Asus!

22. TheBitterTruth unregistered

Xperia Z tablet looks much sexy!

23. baller23

Posts: 27; Member since: Apr 18, 2013

Atlest they could have incresed the resolution as lower ppi screens don't suite the majority these days.

24. fanboy1974

Posts: 1345; Member since: Nov 12, 2011

I'm surprised that Samsung is still trying on the low end with the Nexus 7 still on the market.

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