Galaxy Tab 3 Lite Officially Announced

by Jacob Kleinman | January 16, 2014

After leaking all over the Internet yesterday, Samsung’s new Galaxy Tab 3 Lite was officially announced today. The South Korean company’s latest tablet is a 7-inch entry, packing middle-of-the-road specs and an outdated version of Android. Samsung hasn’t revealed how much the device will cost or when exactly it will hit the market.

The Galaxy Tab 3 Lite comes in black or white and is equipped with a 7-inch 1024 X 600-pixel display, a 1.2GHz dual-core processor, a single 2-megapixel camera on the back, 1GB of RAM, 8GB of storage upgradable to 32GB via microSD card, and a 3600mAh battery—which the company claims can play eight hours of video on a single charge. The tablet runs Android 4.2 Jelly Bean with Samsung’s classic TouchWiz UI on top instead of the new tile-based Magazine UI unveiled earlier this month for its line of 12.2-inch Pro models.

Samsung’s new Lite tablet is pretty much what we expected. While it probably won’t compete spec-for-spec with Google’s Nexus 7 or the regular 7-inch Galaxy Tab 3, the company may still have a hit on its hands if it gets the pricing right.



Jacob Kleinman

Jacob Kleinman has been working as a journalist online and in print since he arrived at Wesleyan University in 2007. After graduating, he took a...