Galaxy Tab3 Lite official as Samsung's budget tablet warrior for the season

Galaxy Tab3 Lite official as Samsung's budget tablet warrior for the season
The long-rumored affordable member of Samsung's Galaxy Tab family is now official as the Tab3 Lite, just as we've heard. The 'Lite', instead of 'PRO', moniker, should hint that we are dealing with rock bottom pricing, and the specs to match.

Indeed, the Samsung Gallaxy Tab3 Lite carries just a 7-inch WSVGA (1024 X 600 pixels) display, a 1.2 GHz dual-core CPU of unspecified make, 1 GB of RAM, 8 GB of internal memory only, and a microSD slot. The 3600 mAh battery now doesn't seem small, as with this screen and processor it will likely be perfectly adequate, as Samsung is quoting eight hours of video playback on a charge from it. We'll be also getting a 2 MP camera on the rear, a front-facing cam, and decent connectivity options - Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n/ (2.4GHz), Wi-Fi Direct, BT4.0, GPS, and USB 2.0. There will also be a 3G version of the slate, with a 21 Mbps HSPA+ modem.

The whole package runs Android 4.2 Jelly Bean, and seems to be fairly chubby for Samsung's own tablet standards of late, at 116.4 x 193.4 x 9.7mm, and 310g of weight for the Wi-Fi version. Nothing impressive so far, but the price will likely be a very pleasant surprise when the slate lands next month, if the rumored $130 tag materializes.


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Galaxy Tab 3 Lite
  • Display 7.0" 600 x 1024 pixels
  • Camera 2 MP
  • Processor Marvell PXA986, Dual-core, 1200 MHz
  • Storage 8 GB + microSDHC
  • Battery 3600 mAh

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17 Comments

1. Daftama

Posts: 639; Member since: Nov 03, 2012

Waste

2. naveenstuns

Posts: 184; Member since: Feb 19, 2012

Nexus 7 (2012) is better and cheaper

6. kaikuheadhunterz

Posts: 1157; Member since: Jul 18, 2013

...but not the same rock-bottom price everywhere. Heck, even availability is an issue

15. RaKithAPeiRiZ

Posts: 1488; Member since: Dec 29, 2011

Sammobile says its $129 ....thats a good price for developing nations

3. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 2013

This is basically a Galaxy Tab 3 7.0 with Android 4.2, and speaking of the Tab 3 7.0, it's still running Android 4.1. Samsung should've update the Tab 3 7.0 to at least 4.2 instead of making the same tablet with new Android version. What a waste.

4. Just.Saying

Posts: 132; Member since: Apr 04, 2013

Im getting this for my child.

5. renz4

Posts: 319; Member since: Aug 10, 2013

it is 2014 and yet still using 1024x600 res?

8. kaikuheadhunterz

Posts: 1157; Member since: Jul 18, 2013

It is 2014 and they still use 800x480 res in phones. What's your point?

9. renz4

Posts: 319; Member since: Aug 10, 2013

well this is 7 inch tablet.

10. sennarose88

Posts: 55; Member since: Jun 18, 2009

PPI my friend. Anything below 200 ppi is harsh for such mobile device.

12. hurrycanger

Posts: 1754; Member since: Dec 01, 2013

Apple still sells the iPad 2 officially for $400. So well, this one here is not too bad xD

7. avin007

Posts: 139; Member since: Feb 28, 2013

Its basically a galaxy tab 2 7'' from 2012........ Samsung is pretty great in this kind of stuff!!

11. tiara6918

Posts: 2263; Member since: Apr 26, 2012

This is useless, the tab 3 7'' is already affordable enough, why make another variation?

13. amozhi

Posts: 131; Member since: Oct 23, 2012

atleast it should come with kitkat...no use

14. itsjustJOH

Posts: 232; Member since: Oct 18, 2012

This is Samsung saying: "Look at how much money we can waste and how much more we will earn!"

16. MrAngeles

Posts: 3; Member since: Mar 16, 2012

Jeez, id rather get the asus memo pad hd7. Wait, i already have one. :)

17. BREvenson

Posts: 240; Member since: May 17, 2012

I still have my Galaxy Tab 2, and despite the improvements in quality and performance, I don't feel a need to get the Tab 3. I definitely won't feel a need to get this tablet, especially if it's no real improvement from what I already have. The Kindle Fire HD, going as low as $139, beats it on almost every level, though lack of microSD expansion and front-facing camera may be a turn-off.

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