Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 official, 7-inch affordable tablet inbound

Samsung has announced the Galaxy Tab 3, a 7-inch tablet running on Android 4.1 Jelly Bean and boasting a 1.2 GHz dual-core processor. 

The value-for-money tablet, which sits at the bottom end of Samsung's tablet range, will go on sale in Wi-Fi-only form at the start of May. It will be shipping as a 3G version in June. 

The tablet boasts a 7-inch 1024 x 600 TFT display, a 3-megapixel camera on the rear and a 1.2-megapixel snapper on the front. Wi-Fi direct, Bluetooth 3.0 and USB 2.0 connectivity come as standard out of the box. 

On the storage front, there is a 8GB or 16GB version of the tablet, with a microSD slot for memory expansion. It is designed to be highly portable at 111 x 188 x 9.9 mm in size and weighing just 302g. The whole package is powered by a 4,000 mAh battery.

Pricing is still to be announced but expect it to be cheap.