Today, Samsung has introduced its latest addition in budget-friendly tablet category, the Galaxy Tab 3. As opposed to its predecessor, Tab 3 comes in two variants; one being a cellular version capable of 3G connectivity and the other being a WiFi only model.

From the looks of it, the tablet had adopted the look of Samsung’s new Galaxy S4 with thinner bezels, it’s down in weight from the Galaxy Tab 2, weighing in at 302 grams, and it measures 9.9mm in thickness. This makes it a fraction slimmer and lighter than its primary challenger, the Nexus 7.

However, aside from minor changes in the design, specs-wise it looks like Samsung forgot to upgrade its ageing innards as similar to Galaxy Tab 2, Galaxy Tab 3 sports a 7-inch 1024×600 display at just 169 PPI, a minor upgrade from 1Ghz to 1.2GHz dual core processor and rest specs are almost the same. Also, the tablet still runs Android 4.1 just like its predecessor.

The only noticeable difference in Galaxy Tab 3  is the inclusion of a 3.15 MP primary camera and an upgraded 1.3 MP front facing camera from VGA resolution. The Wi-Fi version will be available in May, and the 3G model goes on sale in June.

With other tablets like Nexus 7 or Kindle Fire HD offering greater value with their latest and powerful specs, iPad Mini offering 4G connectivity, Galaxy Tab 3 looks like it should have released two years ago to even compete with its competitors. Would you be interested in buying Galaxy Tab 3?

(via GSMarena)