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Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 7.0: Better Than Galaxy Tab 2 ? Release Date: May/June

by Mihai Matei on May 5, 2013

Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 7.0 – How Does It Compare Against Its Predecessor


Samsung continues to pump-out tons of devices, as it’s customary with the manufacturer, and just a few days ago we’ve reported that the Korean giant has finally lifted the veil off the Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 7.0.

The aforementioned tablet is a direct successor to last year’s Tab 2, and same as the latter, the Tab 3 isn’t aimed at the high-end market segment. That being said, if you’re looking forward to buying a new affordable slate, this particular device might be what you were looking for.

Nonetheless, on paper, the Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 doesn’t look like much of an upgrade when compared to the Galaxy Tab 2, which is disappointing. Fortunately, according to benchmarks, that’s not entirely the case.

Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 7.0: Better Than Galaxy Tab 2 ? Release Date: May/June

Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 7.0: Better Than Galaxy Tab 2 ? Release Date: May/June

Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 vs Tab 2 – Benchmarks

What you see above is a comparison between the scores yielded in GFXBench by the Tab 2 and Tab 3. According to these results, the recently announced slate is considerably more powerful than its predecessor, so if you were wondering if it’s worth the upgrade, then you might now have the answer you were looking for.

Samsung Galaxy Tab 3′s appearance in these benchmarks has also revealed that the device packs a Marvell PXA986 chipset alongside a Vivante GC1000 graphics chip. It’s not the most powerful combination on the market, but it does its job.

Unfortunately, this extra processing power doesn’t change the fact that the slate packs a 7 inch display that delivers a pretty low resolution – 600 x 1024. That’s the same as last year’s Tab 2, and it’s also lower than what the Nexus 7 has to offer.

Nevertheless, the Tab 3 7.0 shapes up to be a decent affordable slate, but the deciding factor will be the price-tag, once it will be revealed.


Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 7.0 Release Date

As far as the Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 release date is concerned, the Wi-Fi only model will hit the shelves sometime this month, while the 3G capable version will become available in June. Stick around and we’ll keep you up to speed.

NOTE: Check out our Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 7.0 Overview for more details regarding Sammy’s upcoming tablet.

Thanks Sam Mobile for the heads-up regarding these Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 benchmark scores.

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