Samsung has announced a new tablet offering to be added to its line of Android tablets called the Galaxy Tab 3. The new tablet has gone on a diet and is thinner than its predecessor and Samsung is offering it in both Wi-Fi only and Wi-Fi plus 3G versions. The display for the tablet measures seven-inches and has a native resolution of 1024 x 600.
The svelte tablet measures in at 111.1 x 188 x 9.9 mm and still manages to pack in a burly 4000 mAh battery while tipping the scales at 302 g. Samsung will launch Wi-Fi only version of the tablet first and it’s expected to land in May. The tablet will be available globally once it launches. The Wi-Fi and 3G version of the tablet will come later and weigh a bit more at 306 g.
Currently the estimated loss for the 3G version of the tablet, supporting quad band HSPA+ is expected to happen in June. At this point, Samsung hasn’t said if that 3G version of the tablet will be available globally. Whichever version of the tablet you end up getting, both will have a three-megapixel rear camera and a 1.3-megapixel front camera.
Both tablets also support 802.11n wireless networking on both 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz bandwidths. It also supports Wi-Fi Direct. Other hardware features include Bluetooth 3.0, A-GPS, GLONASS, and a microSD card slot. Both versions of the tablet will be available with one of two storage capacities, including 8 GB or 16 GB. Samsung hasn’t confirmed pricing on the tablets so far.