Samsung unveils Galaxy Tab 3 7in tablet

Samsung Galaxy Tab 3

Samsung has unveiled its latest tablet, the Galaxy Tab 3, ahead of its release in May. The 7in slate includes a 1.2GHz dual-core processor, 1GB RAM and a 1024x600 screen, delivering 169ppi.

The successor to the Galaxy Tab 2 7.0, the Galaxy Tab 3 is available in in 8GB and 16GB versions, with a microSD slot allowing for expandable storage up to 64GB. You also get a 3MP camera around the back and a 1.3MP front-facing one for video calls.

Weighing in at 302g for the wi-fi-only version and 306g for the 3G-equipped model, the Galaxy Tab 3's a little lighter than the 340g Google Nexus 7 – but Samsung's 169ppi screen doesn't compare to the Nexus 7's 216ppi display.

The wi-fi-only Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 will hit store shelves in May, while its 3G counterpart will arrive in June – though pricing has yet to be revealed.

UPDATE: Samsung has since added 8in and 10.1in models of the Galaxy Tab 3.

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By Andy Clough

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Andy Clough

Andy is Global Brand Director of What Hi-Fi? and has been a technology journalist for 30 years. During that time he has covered everything from VHS and Betamax, MiniDisc and DCC to CDi, Laserdisc and 3D TV, and any number of other formats that have come and gone. He loves nothing better than a good old format war. Andy edited several hi-fi and home cinema magazines before relaunching in 2008 and helping turn it into the global success it is today. When not listening to music or watching TV, he spends far too much of his time reading about cars he can't afford to buy.