Samsung has officially announced the long-rumoured Galaxy Tab3 Lite in the company’s Galaxy Tab line-up. The 7-inch tablet comes with a moderate set of features to compete against other mid-range tablets, especially from Chinese and local vendors.
The Samsung Galaxy Tab3 Lite tablet features a 7-inch WSVGA (1024×600 pixels) display. It is powered by a 1.2GHz dual-core processor alongside 1GB of RAM. It comes with 8GB inbuilt storage which is expandable up to 32GB with the help of microSD card. The Galaxy Tab3 Lite tablet comes in two variants, Wi-Fi and 3G, however there is no word on voice-calling support via the SIM.
The Galaxy Tab3 Lite sports a 2-megapixel rear camera and skips on the front camera. The rear camera also comes with features like Smile Shot, which automatically shoots when smile is detected; Shoot and Share that allows users to share images, and Panorama Shot that offers wide-angle view of a landscape.
Connectivity options include 3G (HSPA+) network support, and standard features like Wi-Fi, Wi-Fi Direct, Bluetooth, Micro-USB, GLONASS and GPS. The Galaxy Tab3 Lite packs a 3600mAh battery which the company claims can deliver up to eight hours of video playback.
Tablet runs Android 4.2 Jelly Bean out-of-the-box with Samsung TouchWiz UI on top. Some of the preloaded apps on the tablet include Chrome, Gmail, Google+, Maps, Play Books, Play Movies, Play Music, Play Store, Hangouts, YouTube, Samsung Apps, Samsung Hub, ChatON, Dropbox, Polaris Office, and Flipboard.
The Samsung Galaxy Tab3 Lite comes with 193.4×116.4×9.7mm dimensions and weighs 310 grams.
The South Korean manufacturer has not revealed the pricing of the new Galaxy Tab3 Lite. However, Samsung has announced that the new tablet will be offered globally and will be available in Black and White color variants.
Samsung Galaxy Tab3 Lite key specifications
- 7-inch WSVGA (1024×600 pixels) display
- 1.2GHz dual-core processor (unspecified chipset)
- 1GB of RAM
- 8GB inbuilt storage, expandable up to 32GB via microSD card
- 2-megapixel rear camera
- Android 4.2 Jelly Bean
- Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, GPS/ AGPS, GLONASS
- 3G (SIM support)
- 3600mAh battery