Samsung has finally made its much rumoured budget tablet, the Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 Lite, official. The company’s Polish website has revealed the user manual of model SM-T110, which is said to be the Wi-Fi version of the tablet.
Furthermore, one of the Polish retailers has already started taking orders for the Galaxy Tab 3 Lite, at a price of $165 (roughly Rs. 10,100) for the Wi-Fi (SM-T110) model, and $263 (roughly Rs. 16,100) for the 3G (SM-T111) model. The retail listing and official user manual were spotted by Sammy Today. It is still unclear as to when the tablet will be available in other parts of the world.
The Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 Lite, as listed by the retailer, runs on the Android 4.2 Jelly Bean OS; however, it remains to be seen whether the 3G version of the tablet is a single SIM or a dual-SIM device.
Also to be noted, is that voice-calling functionality has not been officially detailed in the manual, or unofficially at the online retailer. However, the original Galaxy Tab 3 211 did sport the feature, and we assume Samsung would have brought the tablet’s main USP to the budget version as well.
The tablet features a 7-inch display with a 600 x 1024 pixel resolution. The Galaxy Tab 3 Lite is powered by a dual-core 1.2GHz Marvell PXA986 processor with Vivante GC1000 GPU paired with 1GB of RAM.
Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 Lite includes a 2-megapixel rear camera without flash and a front-facing camera. An 8GB in-built storage comes with the tablet along with a microSD expandable option with an unknown limit. Tablet also includes a 3,600mAh battery capacity for a longer usage.
Tab 3 Lite measures 193 x 117 x 9.7 mm and weighs 310 grams, being heavier than Galaxy Tab 3 7.0, which measures 188 x 111.1 x 9.9 mm.
Since the manual has been revealed by the Korean tech giant, it is safe to assume that the firm is preparing to publically announce the tablet in near future.
The Galaxy Tab 3 Lite had been rumoured back in December to launch sometime in January, after the device was spotted on a FCC listing. The listing detailed the Galaxy Tab 3 Lite to bear a 7-inch display with a resolution of 1024×600 pixels; a 1.2GHz dual-core processor; and Android 4.2 Jelly Bean. At the time, model names of the 3G and Wi-Fi variants were also revealed, which we can now verify to be accurate.