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April 29, 2013

Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 now official

With the Galaxy Note line stealing the limelight from Samsung’s own tablet line, we were quite unsure of what happened with the Galaxy Tabs. Looks like Samsung still has plans for it as they have officially unveiled the Samsung Galaxy Tab 3.


The Galaxy Tab 3 will be launching in a 7-inch form factor just like the very first Galaxy Tab. Samsung only announced one iteration of the Galaxy Tab 3 (no 10.1, 7.7 or 8.9 versions), but since we have no assurances that they won’t launch more, we won’t close on the possibility that there might be various iterations of it in the future.

The Tab 3 will feature a 1.2GHz dual-core CPU, 8/16GB of internal memory (expandable via microSD), a set of cameras and Android 4.1 Jellybean. The WiFi-only version will launch in May, while the 3G variant will come in June.

Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 specs:
7-inch WSVGA (1024×600, 169ppi) TFT display
1.2GHz dual-core CPU
8/16GB storage
micro SD up to 64GB
3MP rear camera
1.3MP front-facing camera
3G HSPA?21 / 5.76
WiFi a/b/g/n, WiFi Channel Bonding, WiFi Direct
Li-ion 4,000mAh battery
Android 4.1 Jellybean
188 x 111.1 x 9.9 mm

Seeing that it runs on a minimum of 8GB memory, a 600 x 1024 display and a 3MP camera that is lower than the 5MP ones on the Note-tablet line, we can probably expect it to be priced affordably like the previous generation of Galaxy Tabs. Will you bite if this comes near the Php15k mark? Share your thoughts below.


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22 Responses to “Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 now official”

  1. NO...
    Twitter: Tabbymon

    15k? Nah-uh. Mas outdated pa yung specs niyan kesa sa mga naglalabasang low-mid ranged devices na 10k pababa eh. Tsk. Samsung fan pa naman ako. But kung ganyan lang din prices nila sa devices nila, I think I’ll pass.

  2. iVan says:

    Only 169 ppi
    Only Dual core
    4.1 Jellybean… Not even the latest one

    In what parallel universe would this gadget be a must-buy?

  3. bliss says:

    the same specs as tab 2? What’s going on Sammy?

  4. QTP2T says:

    ugly. one design for all their lineups, whether it may be tablets, smartphones, and such. fugly

  5. Freeje says:

    What the…! How is this better than previous models? What’s the use of coming out with this? If they upped the specs then it would be a killer. This is just the right size since the Note 8 is a wee bit big. Pass.

  6. nexusnalang says:

    if close to 15k PHP?? anyone who heard of nexus7 won’t even look at this piece of junk for 3 seconds

  7. Sanctuarian06
    Twitter: Sanctuarian06

    I don’t understand Samsung now, they’ve just continue and continue releasing a rig without even upgrading it’s major component, even the designs.

  8. bumblebee says:

    Should’ve been called the new “Samsung Galaxy Tab 2.1″ for the CPU upgrade

  9. jeykoy says:

    Two words: Dull and Ugly

    better off with Nexus 7 or Ipad mini

  10. naman says:

    Na naman, halos pareho lng ng tab na gamit q, galaxy tab 2 7.0 3g, outdated man ang specs nito pero it can cope up to my daily task, heavy user aq, sa mga fone na bago ngayon magagamit kaya ang maximum capabilities of its hardware?? DIba hindi, kahit heavy gamer ka dual core krait lang sapat na. Di mo kelangan ng dubbed octacore para lang magtxt duuuh tanga lng?? Haha

  11. Jimmy says:

    Mediocre processor, mediocre resolution. EPIC FAIL!

  12. Danny says:

    Asus FonePad nalang, at least malapit nang maging available bakal pa yung likod.

  13. Pedro says:

    huh? dual-core? 15k?

  14. Yusuf says:

    Hideous design + no improvement + capacitive buttons ON a tablet. Wow. Samsung isn’t the next Apple because it’s actually worse. If these shitheads won’t change the Note 3’s design and continue their ridiculous patterns, I expected their future to be filled with chaos and failure. If you are a noob and reading this, go get the Nexus 7.

  15. abuzalzal says:

    What the…… I will say this again and again and again ….Rockchip devices like Cube and Pipo offer far better value for the money than this piece of …..

    Shame on you Samsung

  16. Fil says:

    Overpriced just like all Samsung Gadgets

  17. tmcr7 says:

    Since it has the same hardware as the Tab 2, offer the wifi version @7,990, and the 3g version @11,990 and a lot of customers will think…

  18. mikibabs says:

    resurrection or rebranding of the galaxy tab 7.0 plus GT-P6210??? basing on the specs, same as the GT-P6210.

  19. Patricia t says:

    The problem with Samsung is that they keep on releasing new products without offering enough support for their old ones. I had one of their first android phone (i5500) and the only way I was able to update it was through cyanogenmod. Same with galaxy tab 2.0 7 3G wherein they still haven’t rolled out an official OTA jelly bean update…

  20. Hmmm.
    Twitter: Tabbymon

    Guys, check this out. maybe it really is an improvement over the tab 2 because of its GPU. Thus, the only problem left here is the freaking design. =))

  21. maki says:

    hi, ganito tab ko… inupdate ko sya kagabi sa official kitkat 4.4.2. hindi pa sya available dito sa pinas pero para sa mga kagaya ko na hindi na makapag antay na mag update, pwede na ung italy update na T211XXBNF5. ang pinaka maganda sa update, may multiwindow…

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