Samsung has added yet another tablet to its ever-expanding range, but instead of a new top-of-the-line slate, this one is destined to sit at the other end of the price bracket. It’s the Galaxy Tab 3 Lite, and isn’t all that different to the Galaxy Tab 2 released a few years ago. This has two effects. One, it makes the price very competitive, and two, the spec sheet doesn’t match up to modern hardware.
The Tab 3 Lite’s screen measure’s 7-inches, but the resolution is a mere 1024×600, which is beaten by the majority of smartphones on sale, let alone tablets. Samsung has chosen a 1.2GHz dual-core processor to power the machine, complete with 1GB of RAM. This is enough to drive the new lightweight Android KitKat OS, but sadly, the Tab 3 Lite has Android 4.2 on board.
A 2-megapixel camera is fitted to the rear, to which Samsung has added its panorama and Smile Shot software, although we wouldn’t be too hopeful about the results. There’s 8GB of internal memory to fill up, plus a microSD card slot to add up to another 32GB. Other features include GPS, Bluetooth 4.0, Wi-Fi, and a large 3600mAh battery.
Samsung will sell the Galaxy Tab 3 Lite all over the world, in both black and white colour schemes. Price hasn’t been confirmed, but it’ll need to be cheap if it’s to compete with higher specced devices such as the Tesco Hudl or Amazon’s Kindle Fire.