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Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 7in tablet goes on sale for £180

The second of the trio of Galaxy Tab devices has reached the UK market and carries a rather expensive price tag. The third iteration of the Samsung Galaxy Tab 7in, known as the Tab 3 or the SM-T2100ZWABTU, has been put on sale by online retailer Dabs for £180.

There's not much to distinguish the current model from the previous one. There's still a dual-core Cortex-A9 system-on-chip (one clocked at 1.2GHz), 1GB of RAM, 8GB onboard storage, a microSD card slot, a 7in display with a 1,024 x 600 pixel display, a rear 3.2-megapixel camera and a front-facing 1.3-megapixel one, Android 4.1 Jelly Bean with Touchwiz UI, a 4,000mAh battery (that can power the tablet for up to eight hours), Wi-Fi, DLNA and a weight of just over 300g.

Given that a refurbished version of the Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 can be had for under £99, we fail to see the benefit of choosing the third version of the Galaxy Tab over the previous generation model. You can check out our reviews of the original Samsung Galaxy Tab and the Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 tablets here.

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