Samsung’s long-rumoured Galaxy Tab3 Lite tablet is now official, and expands the company’s overall Galaxy Tab line-up.
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 colour variants. Considering that the tablet has been touted to be the most affordable in Samsung’s Galaxy Tab series, we can expect the tablet to be priced in budget segment.
The Samsung Galaxy Tab3 Lite tablet runs Android 4.2 Jelly Bean out-of-the-box with Samsung TouchWiz UI on top. It features a 7-inch WSVGA (1024×600 pixels) display. Notably, 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 tablet is powered by a 1.2GHz dual-core processor (unspecified chipset) alongside 1GB of RAM. It comes with 8GB inbuilt storage, which is further expandable up to 32GB with the help of microSD card. The Galaxy Tab3 Lite sports a 2-megapixel rear camera, while there is no front-facing 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 on the tablet include Wi-Fi, Wi-Fi Direct, Bluetooth, Micro-USB, GPS/ AGPS, GLONASS and 3G (SIM support). The Galaxy Tab3 Lite packs a 3600mAh battery which the company claims can deliver up to eight hours of video playback. 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.