Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 Boasts Thinner Bezel, 7-Inch Display
The tablet is powered by a 1.2GHz dual-core processor and is offered with either 8 or 16GB of internal storage.Consumer electronics titan and Apple archrival Samsung announced its latest tablet: the Galaxy Tab 3, which runs Google's Android Jelly Bean 4.1 operating system and boasts a 7-inch display. The device, which is powered by a 1.2GHz dual-core processor, comes with either 8 or 16GB of internal storage, plus up to 64GB of expandable memory. It also comes with both a 3-megapixel rear camera and 1.3-megapixel front camera. Plus, the design features a thinner bezel than its predecessor, the Galaxy Tab 2. A WiFi version of the Galaxy Tab 3 will be available globally beginning May, and a 3G version will follow in June, although product availability will vary by market and will be rolled out gradually, according to a company statement. The release of the company's latest tablet device follows the much-hyped launch of another product in the Galaxy family, the Galaxy S 4 smartphone. The handset features a larger, richer display than the Galaxy S III—5 inches and a resolution of 1,080 by 1920—as well as an eight-core processor and a 13-megapixel camera. Samsung dialed up the software features as well. While the Galaxy S III has loads of camera options, with the Galaxy S 4, users can, among other things, add snippets of sound to still images.
While pricing and availability of the Galaxy Tab 3 remain unconfirmed, AT&T announced March 28 that it will sell the Galaxy S 4 for $249—$50 more than the industry standard for high-end devices like Apple's iPhone 5 and the S 4's predecessor—and it began accepting orders April 16. Verizon Wireless and Sprint have also committed to selling the S 4.