Budget Galaxy Tab 3 Lite goes official

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Galaxy Tab 3 Lite goes official to complete the already large Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 tablet portfolio.

Samsung is known to push the price boundaries to offer the best bang for buck offers, that’s exactly what they’ve done over the course of those past two years. Budget low end devices that were otherwise poorly performing and the Galaxy Tab 3 Lite is no exception to that rule.

The spec sheet is in no way impressive considering that the tablet packs a lowly dual-core SoC clocked at 1.2GHz, 1GB of RAM coupled with 8GB of onboard storage (expandable via MicroSD) while the display resolution remains at a disappointing 1024×600.

The tablet is essentially an exact clone of the earlier lackluster Galaxy 3 Tab except for the Android version being bumped to 4.2.2 Jelly Bean plus the removal of the front camera and the back shooter being downgraded to a lowly 2MP.

Other removed features also include the IR blaster and a reduction in battery capacity; down from 4000 mAh to 3700 mAh. That doesn’t quite justify its purpose and one must surely be wondering what the hell was Samsung thinking but the Galaxy Tab 3 Lite literally fails to impress, especially when other competitive tablets sport better internals & features.

Samsung could have at least offered at least an Android 4.3 upgrade (if not KitKat) to the previous Galaxy Tab 3 versions as just binning an old design won’t probably make the thing sell well.

The Galaxy Tab 3 Lite will be offered in standard WiFi and 3G versions and those compromises totalled means that it will cost around 100-150$ at launch.

via Samsung Tomorrow

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