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Galaxy Tab 3 Samsung's 7-inch Android tablet Gets A Spec Bump

Galaxy Tab 3 Samsung's 7-inch Android tablet Gets A Spec Bump

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Not content with releasing a size for everyone Android device the Samsung Galaxy 3 is out now. Slimmer and faster it's not a bad spec bump. Te new slate, running Android 4.1 Jelly Bean on a 1.2GHz dualcore processor, trims the bezels of its 1024 x 600 LCD TFT display so as to come in at a trimmer 111.1 x 188 x 9.9mm, while still accommodating a 4,000 mAh battery.

The WiFi-only version will arrive in May with a global launch planned, and tips the scales at 302g. That will be followed by the slightly heavier – 306g – 3G model, which will have quadband HSPA+ support (850/900/1900/2100) and is due in June;

Both tablets get a 3-megapixel rear camera and a 1.3-megapixel front-facing camera, as well as WiFi a/b/g/n (2.4/5GHz) with channel-bonding and WiFi Direct support. There’s also Bluetooth 3.0, A-GPS, GLONASS, and a microSD card slot to add up to 64GB to the 8GB or 16GB of internal storage.

RAM is 1GB, while sensors include an accelerometer, digital compass, and light; the 3G version also has a proximity sensor, which we’re presuming will turn the screen off as you hold it to your face. That would imply voice calls, assuming your social life can withstand the horror of holding a 7-inch tablet up like a phone.

Samsung Galaxy note 2 came out way back in in from May 2011 and has long been due an update.

Samsung is yet to confirm exactly where the 3G model will and won’t be sold. Samsung is yet to confirm pricing for either version of the Galaxy Tab 3.

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