South Korean electronics major Samsung is reportedly launching the new Galaxy Tab 3 series tablet PCs on 18 July in India.
Samsung has already sent out invites to select media house for tomorrow's event, and as precursor to the event today it has teased a snapshot of the tablet on its official Twitter page with the tag line - "The brand new #Samsung #GALAXYTab3 is soon, very soon, coming to India. Keep watching to stay updated!"
Even though Samsung has globally unveiled three variants of Galaxy Tab 3 series, tomorrow's event is expected to witness the launch of only two devices in India as the company has only listed Galaxy Tab 3 7.0-inch model and the 8.0-inch variant on its official e-Store website with no mention of details regarding the third Galaxy Tab 3 model's (10.1-inch) date of availability.
Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 7.0-inch model sports a WSGVA TFT screen with 1024x600p display resolution having pixel density close to 169 ppi (pixels per inch) and runs on the Android mobile OS v4.1 Jelly Bean.
Under the hood, it packs a 1.2GHz dual-core processor with 1GB RAM and 8GB inbuilt memory with options of expanding up to 64GB via microSD card. It houses two cameras - one with 3.0-megapixels on the rear side and the other a 1.3-megapixel snapper on the front.
On the other hand, Galaxy Tab 3 8.0-inch features slightly superior specifications than the smaller variant. It sports a WXGA TFT (1280x800p) display panel having a pixel density of 189 ppi resolutions and runs on Android v4.1.2 Jelly Bean OS.
Other features include 1.5GHz dual processor, 1.5GB RAM and 16GB inbuilt memory which can be expanded up to 32GB via microSD card. On the camera front, it boasts of a 5.0-megapixel camera on the rear side and a 1.3-inch megapixel secondary camera.
Key specifications of Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 varaints-7.0-inch and 8.0-inch:
|Model||Galaxy Tab 3 7.0||Galaxy Tab 3 8.0|
|Display||7.0-inch WSVGA TFT display with 1024x600p resolutions,pixel density:169 ppi (pixels per inch)||8.0-inch WXGA TFT screen with 1280x800p HD display resolutions, pixel density: 189 ppi|
|OS||Android v4.1 Jelly Bean OS||Android v4.2 Jelly Bean OS|
|Processor||Dual-core processor with 1.2GHz CPU speed||Dual-core processor with 1.5GHz CPU speed|
|Storage capacity||8GB, expandable up to 32GB via microSD card||16GB , expandable up to 32GB via microSD card|
|Camera||Rear side:3.0-megapixel camera with full HD recording at 30 fpsFront side:1.3-megapixel camera||Main: 5.0-megapixel camera with CMOS sensor, full HD video recording at 30 fpsFront:1.3-megapixel camera with CMSO sensor|
|Battery||Li-Ion battery with 4,000 mAh||Li-Ion battery-4,450 mAh|
|Network||2G & 3G in select markets||2G & 3G|
|Add-ons||Wi-Fi(802.11 a/b/g/n),Bluetooth v3.0, USB v2.0, A-GPS+GLONASS||Wi-Fi (802.11a/b/g/n), Bluetooth v4.0, USB v2.0,A-GPS,GLONASS, MHL TV Out put|
|Dimensions||188.0 x 111.1 x 9.9 mm||209.8 123.8 x 7.4 mm|
|Price||Yet to be announced||Yet to be announced|