It seems that Samsung has no intention of investing much time in improving its galaxy
Tab range of tablets. The new generation of the Galaxy Tab series would have to
settle for the mildly effective and mid-range software updates, seeing that the
Galaxy note family is officially Samsung’s top notch line up to receive the special
privileges. That statement applies particularly to the Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 7.0,
which receives the S4 inspired design features and Android Jelly Bean 4.1.2. A reason
for the older version of the Android OS being used could be the introduction of
the new Marvell chipset. This makes it the only tablet in the Galaxy Tab 3 line
up to be deprived of the latest version of the OS. In the review, we will try to
figure out whether the implementation of the new Marvell chipset is a real upgrade
or otherwise. From the looks of it, Samsung has clearly put more work on the exterior
design of the tablet as the interior hardware is mostly unchanged.
- Features a 7 inch TFT LCD capacitive touchscreen with a WSVGA resolution of 600*1024,
- Runs on the Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean operating system
- Runs on the new Marvell chipset clocked at 1.2 GHz with Power SGX540 graphics accelerator
with 1 GB of RAM.
- 3 MP rear autofocus camera with 720 p video recording at 30 fps. Front facing camera
is 1.3 MP for video calling.
- 8 GB and 16 GB internal memory option with micro SD card slot for memory expansion.
- SIM card support for 3G connectivity.
- 4000 mAh battery for 7 hours of battery life on continuous video playback..
- Bluetooth 3.0, 30 pin connector, Adobe Flash Player 10.1 support.