Following multiple leaks, including a premature outing in Poland, the entry-level Samsung Galaxy Tab3 Lite is now official.
The Galaxy Tab3 Lite is, in terms of design, very similar to its siblings in the Tab 3 range, but it’s decidedly targeted at the budget crowd. The device packs a dual-core processor clocked at 1.2 GHz of an unspecified brand and comes with 1GB of RAM and 8GB of internal storage. Like on most Samsung devices, you get a microSD card slot for storage extension with up to 32GB. The LCD display has 1024 x 600 pixels, resulting in a density of just 169 ppi, which is supposedly an “optimal resolution designed to bring users a better viewing experience”.
The Tab3 Lite is available in 3G (SM-T111) and Wi-Fi (SM-T110) versions and comes with a token 2MP rear camera and a 3,600 mAh battery that Samsung says should be good for up to eight hours of video playback. The device runs Android 4.2 with TouchWiz, without the new Magazine UX interface that Samsung introduced on the TabPRO and NotePRO last week at CES.
Samsung has not announced specific availability and pricing information for the Galaxy Tab3 Lite, but earlier rumors pegged a starting price of $135. On Monday, a Polish retailer jumped the gun on the Tab3 Lite and put it up for sale for the equivalent of $165 (Wi-Fi) or $264 (3G). Prices in Europe are generally higher than in the US, so we expect to see it cheaper stateside. However, the Tab3 Lite might be tough to sell, considering you could buy a superior Nexus 7 (2012) for that money.
The Galaxy Tab 3Lite will roll out globally and will be available in black or white.
Check out the press release for full specs and other details.
Samsung Expands Galaxy Tab3 line with Galaxy Tab3 Lite (7”)
New device delivers rich multimedia experience and popular shareable services in a slim, portable design
Seoul, Korea–[January 16, 2014]– Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. today introduced Galaxy Tab3 Lite (7”), combining the intuitive experience of the Galaxy Tab3 series with a slimmer, more portable design. Packed with enhanced features and services, the Galaxy Tab3 Lite (7”) provides users a variety of ways to capture, view, listen, create, and share content with others without compromising value.
Maximized Portability, Ultimate Productivity
The Galaxy Tab3 Lite (7”) sports a slim, light-weight design with a more compact bezel that makes it comfortable to carry around in one hand. The device’s large 3,600mAh battery maximizes portability so that users can enjoy up to eight hours of video playback without the need for an adapter. The Galaxy Tab3 Lite’s7-inch display comes with optimal resolution designed to bring users a better viewing experience. The menu bar is situated on the device’s bezel, rather than on the screen, in order to maximize the Galaxy Tab3 Lite’s wide screen experience.
Rich Multimedia Experience
The Galaxy Tab3 Lite (7”)’s powerful1.2GHz Dual Core processor ensures users can enjoy a seamless multimedia experience when playing games watching videos and loading web pages. The device also hosts a two megapixel rear-facing camera with features includingSmile Shot, which enables the camera to automatically shoot when a smile is detected, Shoot & Share that enables users to share images right after they are captured, and Panorama Shot so that users can capture complete images of their favorite landscapes.
Fun & Shareable Services
Galaxy Tab3 Lite is packed with popular and shareable services designed to help users connect, engage and entertain, including the following :
• Samsung Apps : Offers easy access to more than 30,000 applications, a variety of which are specially designed for the Galaxy Tab3 Lite (7”)
• Samsung Link : Share & play content across smart devices anywhere, anytime
The Galaxy Tab3 Lite (7”) will be offered globally and will be available in White and Black.
Galaxy Tab3 Lite (7”) Product Specifications
Wi-Fi / 3G(HSPA+ 21/5.76)
1.2 GHz Dual Core
7-inch WSVGA (1024 X 600)
Android 4.2 (Jellybean)
Main(Rear): 2 Megapixel sensor
MPEG4, H.263, H.264, VP8, VC-1, WMV7/8, Sorenson, Spark, MP43
MP3, AMR-NB/WB, AAC/AAC+/eAAC+, WMA, OGG(Vorbis), FLAC, PCM, G.711
Services & Additional Features
Samsung Hub (MR)
ChatON: mobile communication service (Download)
Samsung Link, Samsung Voice
Dropbox, Polaris Office, Flipboard
Google Mobile Services
Chrome, Search, Gmail, Google+, Maps, Play Books Play Movies, Play Music, Play Store, Hangouts Voice Search, YouTube, Google Settings
Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n/ (2.4GHz), Wi-Fi Direct, BT4.0, USB2.0
GPS + GLONASS
1GB + 8GB
116.4 x 193.4 x 9.7mm, 310g (WiFi Version)
Standard Battery, 3,600mAh
* The availability of each service may differ by country.
*All functionality, features, specifications, and other product information provided in this document including, but not limited to, the benefits, design, pricing, components, performance, availability, and capabilities of the product are subject to change without notice or obligation.
About Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
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