Samsung officially announces the budget-friendly Galaxy Tab3 Lite

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Samsung has made a commitment to selling more tablets in 2014, and to succeed with that, they not only have to cater to the higher-end of the market, but also the lower-end. That is exactly where the Galaxy Tab3 Lite  comes into play.

The Tab3 Lite sports a 7-inch (1024 x 600) display (169 ppi), a 1.2GHz dual-core processor, 1GB of RAM, 8GB of internal storage, microSD slot for expanded storage, 2MP rear camera, a 3.600mAh battery for up to 8 hours of video playback, and Android 4.2 along with TouchWiz.

They will offer both a Wi-Fi-only version (SM-T110) and a 3G/Wi-Fi version (SM-T111), but they didn’t offer any pricing or availability just yet. I would expect this one to be priced around $150.  Hit the break for the full presser.

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

Category

Specifications

Network

Wi-Fi / 3G(HSPA+ 21/5.76)
3G : 900/2100
2G : 850/900/1800/1900

Processor

1.2 GHz Dual Core

Display

7-inch WSVGA (1024 X 600)

OS

Android 4.2 (Jellybean)

Camera

Main(Rear): 2 Megapixel sensor

Video

MPEG4, H.263, H.264, VP8, VC-1, WMV7/8, Sorenson, Spark, MP43
Playback: 1080p@30fps

Audio

MP3, AMR-NB/WB, AAC/AAC+/eAAC+, WMA, OGG(Vorbis), FLAC, PCM, G.711

Services & Additional Features

Samsung Apps

Samsung Kies

Samsung TouchWiz

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

Connectivity

Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n/ (2.4GHz), Wi-Fi Direct, BT4.0, USB2.0

GPS

GPS + GLONASS

Sensor

Accelerometer

Memory

1GB + 8GB
Micro SD (up to 32GB)

Dimension

116.4 x 193.4 x 9.7mm, 310g (WiFi Version)

Battery

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.
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. is a global leader in technology, opening new possibilities for people everywhere. Through relentless innovation and discovery, we are transforming the worlds of televisions, smartphones, personal computers, printers, cameras, home appliances, LTE systems, medical devices, semiconductors and LED solutions. We employ 270,000 people across 79 countries with annual sales of US$187.8 billion. To discover more, please visit www.samsung.com.


About the Author: Robert Nazarian

Robert lives in upstate New York where he was born and raised. Technology was always his passion. His first computer was a Radio Shack TRS80 Color that used a cassette tape to save programs, and his first laptop was a Toshiba T1200FB that sported a CGA greyscale screen and two 720kb floppy drives (no hardrive). From the early 90’s through late 2011, he only owned Motorola phones starting with the MircroTAC all the way through to the Droid X. He broke that streak when he bought the Galaxy Nexus. Now he's sporting a Galaxy Note 4, and absolutely loves it. He has a wonderful wife and a 6 year old son. In his free time he enjoys sports, movies, TV, working out, and trying to keep up with the rapid fast world of technology.