7 inch Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 announced. Octa-core Nexus 11 and Dual SIM Tab Duos also in the making?
Samsung has officially unveiled one of its new Galaxy Tab 3 tablets. It’s not the 10 inch version, and neither the 8 inch one. It’s a 7 inch device that comes as the successor to the Galaxy Tab 2 7.0. Thanks to a narrower bezel, the new Tab 3 7.0 is smaller than the older model: 188.0 111.1 x 9.9 mm vs. 193.7 x 122.4 x 10.5 mm.
The new tablet runs Android 4.1 Jelly Bean, and features: a 1024 x 600 pixels display, GPS with Glonass, Bluetooth 3.0, 3MP rear camera, 1.3MP front-facing camera, 8 / 16 GB of internal memory, 1GB of RAM, dual-core 1.2GHz processor, MicroSD card support (up to 64GB), and a 4,000 mAh battery.
Samsung says the 7 inch Galaxy Tab 3 will be available globally starting May – Wi-Fi only edition (SM-T210). A 3G version (SM-T211) should debut in June. There is no word on pricing for the moment. In any case, this is going to be an affordable tablet.
The Tab 3 7.0 appears only in white, and Samsung didn’t say if other colors were in the making.
SamMobile has it that there will also be a dual SIM version of the Galaxy Tab 3 7.0, called Galaxy Tab Duos 7.0. More importantly, the website says it has details on other upcoming Samsung tablets: Galaxy Tab 11 (dual core Exynos 5250 processor, 8MP rear camera, 2MP front facing camera), and Nexus 11.
Reportedly, the Nexus 11 still needs to be approved by Google, and should become the world’s first octa-core tablet (thanks to an Exynos 5 Octa 5410 CPU). Other features: 8MP rear camera, 2MP front-facing camera, and Micro SD card support (up to 64GB). Back in January, we told you about a possible new 10 inch Nexus tablet. However, since it doesn’t make sense for Samsung and Google to release both an 11 inch and a 10 inch model, they’ll probably go just for one of them.
As for the Galaxy Tab 3 8.0, this will supposedly have an AMOLED display with 1920 x 1080 pixels, not 1280 x 800 as previously rumored.