Apr 30 AT 2:37 PM Dustin Earley 9 Comments

Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 announced and benchmarked

samsung galaxy tab 3

If you thought Samsung was done announcing products for a moment after the Galaxy S 4, think again. This week, Samsung unveiled the next entry in their budget-friendly 7-inch tablet line: the Samsung Galaxy Tab 3.

Compared to previous models the Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 looks thoroughly disappointing, at least on paper. The product information sheet on Samsung Mobile’s website leaves some questions to be answered when it comes to the processor and GPU; what is listed is nothing to get excited over. What’s pushing the Tab’s the 7-inch 1024 x 600 display, 1GB of RAM, 4000 mAh battery 1.3-megapixel front-facing camera and 3-megapixel rear camera is a lowly 1.2 GHz Dual Core processor — clocked only slightly higher than the dual-core TI-OMAP found in the Galaxy Tab 2.

Thankfully, a benchmark listing on GLBenchmark has shed some light on that dual-core processor powering the Tab 3, and detailed how it stacks up against the Tab 2 as well. According to the benchmark listing, the Tab 3 is using a Marvell PXA986 paired with Vivante GC1000 GPU. The thought here is that by looking to Marvell, Samsung will be able to keep the cost down while still improving performance. In every category benchmarked the Tab 3 shows nearly double the performance of its predecessor. This performance boost, along with Android 4.1 Jelly Bean, should make the Galaxy Tab 3 feel like quite the capable tablet.

If you can look past the screen resolution, the Galaxy Tab 3 is already shaping up to be surprisingly impressive. There are quite a few people out there who like TouchWiz, and if rumors of a $150 price tag prove true, the Tab 3 could turn out to be a successful little tablet.

Source: Samsung Mobile

Dustin Earley: Tech enthusiast; avid gamer; all around jolly guy.

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  • Nathan D.

    Add long as it not slow, it should be fine.

  • www.phonewbie.com

    Samsung tablets are getting stale.

  • yarnim

    looks like they’re just keeping the tab line budget and affordable and just giving it mainly the appearance make over.

    they’re going premium with the note line so it is obvious why they did this.

    They would be dumb to introduce another premium line tablet to compete against their own premium tablet thats already out, the note 8.

  • donger

    This tablet needs to be price lower than $300.

    • Mobile and Dth recharge App

      I think you are right.With this price a simple or common person can eligible to purchase this mobile phone.

    • gameraddikted

      Less than 300? It should be considerably less than 200. As they said the rumored price is to be 150. Some people do like touchwiz(I love my Note II) but I cant see people choosing this over a nexus 7. Especially with rumors of a Nexus 7 refresh being thrown around.

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  • John Swain

    Samsung is probably pricing against the HP $169. When tabs are $99. With this reasonably functional spec, every elementary school could provide tablets over books.

  • John Swain

    Samsung is probably pricing against the HP $169. When tabs are $99 with this reasonably functional spec, every elementary school could provide tablets over books. Teachers will be able to interact with students in the classroom and at home.

  1. Add long as it not slow, it should be fine.

  2. Samsung tablets are getting stale.

  3. yarnimGuest 2 years ago

    looks like they’re just keeping the tab line budget and affordable and just giving it mainly the appearance make over.

    they’re going premium with the note line so it is obvious why they did this.

    They would be dumb to introduce another premium line tablet to compete against their own premium tablet thats already out, the note 8.

  4. This tablet needs to be price lower than $300.

    • Mobile and Dth recharge AppGuest 2 years ago

      I think you are right.With this price a simple or common person can eligible to purchase this mobile phone.

    • Less than 300? It should be considerably less than 200. As they said the rumored price is to be 150. Some people do like touchwiz(I love my Note II) but I cant see people choosing this over a nexus 7. Especially with rumors of a Nexus 7 refresh being thrown around.

  5. John SwainGuest 2 years ago

    Samsung is probably pricing against the HP $169. When tabs are $99. With this reasonably functional spec, every elementary school could provide tablets over books.

  6. John SwainGuest 2 years ago

    Samsung is probably pricing against the HP $169. When tabs are $99 with this reasonably functional spec, every elementary school could provide tablets over books. Teachers will be able to interact with students in the classroom and at home.