Samsung renews its bet on seven-inch tablets . The new 7-inch Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 stands out for its lighter and thinner design (compared to the previous Galaxy Tab 2 ) and lines very similar to those found in the Samsung Galaxy Note 8 . This team is aimed at all those users who want to have a tablet without spending a lot of money (its price is expected to be around 200 euros). Some of its key specifications are its 1,024 x 600 pixel resolution , its dual-core processor or its two cameras for taking pictures and video conferencing. In addition, Samsung will launch a 3G modelwith the possibility of making calls. The Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 will be available throughout the month of May in its WiFi version , while the 3G model will hit the markets during the month of June. We tell you all the details.
Design and display
The design of the new 7-inch Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 maintains lines very similar to those found in the Samsung Galaxy Note 8, in which white dominates (versions of this tablet with different colors will probably be launched). Of course, the company has worked to slim down the shapes of the Galaxy Tab and make it easier to use the device with one hand. Specifically, its dimensions are 111 x 188 x 9.9 millimeters (half a centimeter less thick) and its weight is 302 grams (almost 40 grams less than the previous version) in the WiFi version. In case of opting for the 3G model, the weight rises almost imperceptibly to the 306 grams.
On the other hand, the screen of the Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 will be a 7-inch TFT panel with a resolution of 1,024 x 600 pixels . In this case, the company has chosen to keep the same resolution as the previous Samsung Galaxy Tab 2, reinforcing its goal of targeting all pockets. Be that as it may, it is a sufficient resolution to see in detail the contents of the tablet, if the reduced size of the device is taken into account.
Processor and memory
The Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 incorporates a dual-core processor with a power of 1.2 GHz , and that joins a 1 GB RAM. This power will allow you to use most Android apps fluently, although it may fall a bit short with the most powerful games on the market. Regarding internal memory, the Korean company will market two different versions of 8 and 16 GB. In the event that we need a greater capacity, the user can insert a MicroSD card of up to 64 GB , and we can always count on the extra storage offered for free by services such as Dropbox orGoogle Drive.
Camera and multimedia
Despite targeting a more humble market, the Korean company has kept two cameras inside the device so that we can take photos through the rear camera and also video conferencing in good quality. The rear camera has a resolution of 3 megapixels and will serve to immortalize our favorite moments, while the front camera drops to a resolution of 1.3 megapixels.
In the multimedia field, the Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 is capable of playing video files with the MPEG4, H.264, H.263 or WMV codec and MP3, OGG, AC3, AAC, AACï¼ ‹, eAACï¼‹, WMA sound files. , WAV and FLAC.
Operating system and applications
The operating system that incorporates the new Galaxy Tab is Android 4.1 Jelly Bean . Google's system is already present in more than four out of ten tablets globally, and could overtake Apple's iPad by a few months . Its main strengths are in the simplicity of its interface and the possibilities offered by this open platform, with more than half a million apps in its official store. The main novelty that we find in Android 4.1 Jelly Bean is the Google Now voice assistant . The functionality of this tool is to offer personalized information on various aspects such as traffic, public transport or interesting places to see.Google Now learns from the use we give the device and also uses our location. Other new features that this version incorporates include improvements in navigation speed or system fluidity.
One of the attractions of this model is the configuration that incorporates a 3G module (with the possibility of making calls). The device also has WiFi connection and WiFi Direct. This useful technology is used to transfer files between mobile devices quickly, taking advantage of WiFi connectivity . The connection is made directly, without having to connect to any local network. The 7-inch Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 also features Bluetooth 3.0 and A-GPS connectivity for navigating through Google Maps. Finally, the physical connections of this tablet incorporate a MicroUSB portto charge the equipment and connect it via a cable to the computer and a slot for inserting MicroSD cards up to 64 GB.
Autonomy, price and conclusions
The 7-inch Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 incorporates a 4,000 milliamp battery , similar to the previous version. Although no official data have been given on the autonomy reached by this equipment, it could be around 7 and a half hours of browsing through the network that are achieved with the Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 . At the moment, the starting price that this team will have has not been revealed either, although everything indicates that it will move around the range of 200 euros . The WiFi version of the Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 will hit the market throughout May , while the 3G version with the ability to make calls will be available fromjune .
In short, it is a very balanced and compact team. The Samsung tablet is designed to be used anywhere thanks to its reduced size of 7 inches. The Korean company has reduced both its weight and its thickness to adapt it to use with one hand, such as in the subway or the bus, and has enough power thanks to its dual-core processor and 1 GB of RAM memory . Without a doubt, it is a very attractive option for users who want a compact and easy-to-use device. All this with the design brand of the latest devices of the company.
|Weight and measurements||302 grams for the WiFi version and 306 grams for the 3G version|
111 x 188 x 9.9 mm
|Memory and power||Versions of 8 or 16 GB of space|
1.2 GHz dual-core processor
1 GB RAM memory
|screen||7-inch TFT panel with a WSVGA resolution of 1,024 x 600 pixels|
169 PPI density
|Photographic camera||3 megapixel rear camera|
1.3 megapixel front camera
|Operating system and applications||Android 4.1 Jelly Bean|
Samsung TouchWiz software layer
|Controls and connections||Optional 3G connection: HSPAï¼ ‹21 / 5.76 Quad 850/900/1900/2100|
EDGE / GPRS Quad 850/900/1800/1900
WiFi a / b / g / n (2.4 / 5GHz)
MicroSD card slot up to 64GB
3.5mm headphone output
|Autonomy||4,000 milliamp battery|
|Price and release date||Price to be confirmed. The WiFi version will be out in May and the 3G version in June.|