At CES earlier this month, Samsung announced two mega tablets – the Galaxy note Pro and the Galaxy Tab Pro. Both tablets feature a 12.2-inch display and will no doubt appeal to the luxury tech user who demands large displays. What about the user who wants an affordable, smaller option though? Well, Samsung may have just the thing for them.
Samsung announced this morning that it will be targeting the lower end of the tablet market this year with the Galaxy Tab 3 Lite. As its name suggests, the Tab 3 Lite is a 7-inch entry level tablet that Samsung will no doubt be peddling to the cost conscious tech shopper.
While there’s no price yet available, the Tab 3 Lite’s specs indicate that it’s gong to be inexpensive. The device sports a 7-inch 1024×600 display, 1.2GHz dual-core CPU, 1GB RAM, 8GB of onboard memory, 2MP rear-facing camera and a 3,600mAh battery.
When compared to other 7-inch tablets out on the market, the Galaxy Tab 3 Lite doesn’t seem like it can compete. The Nexus 7 blows it out of the water and is rather inexpensive as well. Unless Samsung can come in under $200 for the Tab 3 Lite, it doesn’t look it will be able to compete with the wide variety of inexpensive 7-inch tablets that sport far superior specs and displays.
If the Galaxy Tab 3 Lite does come in under $200, it may just have a shot at relevancy. We’ll find out more when the Tab 3 Lite launches globally later this year.
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