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Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 V budget tablet announced

Joining more capable brethren in the face of the Galaxy Tab A pair announced quietly today, the Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 V became official in a similar lackluster fashion. Launched in Malaysia, the affordable 7-inch tablet brings decent hardware at a reasonable MYR499 price ($135).

Aimed at first-time tablet buyers, the Galaxy Tab 3 V comes equipped with a 7-inch WSVGA display (that’s 1,024 x 600 pixels in layman’s terms), which results in 170ppi, actually more pixel-dense than the Galaxy Tab A’s. There’s no fancy AMOLED or IPS tech though, instead a good old TN LCD panel. It is however close to a 16:9 ratio, favoring video watching over web browsing.

Other than that, the entry level tablet runs on a Spreadtrum chipset with a 1.3GHz quad-core processor and a single gig of RAM. Built-in storage is nothing to write home about at 8GB, but can easily be expanded via microSD by up to 32GB. A basic camera combo, consisting of two 2MP units, is on board to save the day if no other options are available, and the whole thing is powered by a 3,600mAh cell.

What’s more surprising looking at the specsheet, is the LTE capability, which normally commands a premium, but here it’s standard equipment. Wi-Fi connectivity is supported as well, of course, and Samsung has even thrown in an FM radio receiver.

The Galaxy Tab 3 V boots Android 4.4 KitKat out of the box, and will be available in black and white. A two-year contract can even land you one for MYR239 ($65), less that half of the retail price.

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