Samsung unveils Galaxy Tab 3 Lite

Following recent leaks, Samsung has officially unveiled a "lite" version of the 7-inch Galaxy Tab 3.

Following recent leaks, Samsung has officially unveiled a "lite" version of the 7-inch Galaxy Tab 3.

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After a Polish retailer listed the tablet for sale on its website, Samsung has officially announced a new tablet in its Galaxy Tab 3 range: the 7-inch Galaxy Tab 3 Lite.

Samsung is promoting the Lite's portability, which is worrying; it's not much smaller than the 7-inch Galaxy Tab 3 , and it has even lower specs. The Lite will have the same 1024x600, 169ppi resolution; 1.2GHz dual-core processor; 8GB of storage; and 1GB of RAM.

The storage can be expanded via 32GB microSD, compared to its predecessor's 64GB microSD, and it has a low 2MP rear-facing camera and no camera on the front — compared to the Galaxy Tab 3's already low 3MP rear-facing and 1.3MP front-facing cameras. The menu bar has also been moved to the bezel.

The battery is a little smaller, too — 3600mAh compared to the Galaxy Tab 3's 4000mAh — but it's enough, Samsung said, for eight hours of video.

According to its specs sheet, though, it will be able to run on a cellular network as well as Wi-Fi, and it will run on Android 4.2 Jelly Bean.

Pricing and global release dates are yet to be announced, although the Polish site listed it at 799zl, which is around AU$296. But considering that it lists the Galaxy Tab 3 as 499zl (AU$185), and the latter also retails in Australia at AU$249, we are guessing that is not necessarily an accurate figure.

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