Samsung has formally introduced its latest 7-inch slate, the Galaxy Tab 3 Lite (7″). The device was originally leaked by Samsung’s Polish site a couple of days ago, but today we can confirm that the smaller version of the Galaxy Tab 3 is indeed on the way.
We can also confirm that the Galaxy Tab 3 Lite comes equipped with some budget-level specs. Its 7-inch screen sports a relatively weak resolution of 1024×600, and the device itself comes with an unspecified 1.2GHz dual-core processor, 1GB of RAM, 8GB of expandable storage, and a 2-megapixel rear camera.
The whole thing runs Android 4.2 Jelly Bean with Samsung’s usual TouchWiz skin on top (no Magazine UX here). It weighs 0.68 pounds and measures in at 116.4 x 193.4 x 9.7mm. The design language here seems to closely mirror that of Galaxy Tab 3, though it’s worth noting that Samsung’s moved the menu button down to the tablet’s bezel.
Samsung is touting the Tab 3 Lite’s 3,600mAh battery, saying it’ll provide 8 of hours of video playback on average. But all in all, it seems like we’re looking at a pretty dated slate, one that makes the already-dated Galaxy Tab 3 look (relatively) fresh by comparison.
All of that might not matter to some if the price is right, though. Unfortunately, Samsung isn’t disclosing any pricing or availability details for now, only saying that the Tab 3 Lite (7″) will be available “globally” in WiFi-only and 3G-capable versions. Those’ll come in black or white.
The Galaxy Tab 3 launched for $200 this past July, so expect to see a figure lower than that whenever the Tab 3 Lite hits store shelves. It might have to be that way if Samsung hopes to have any success here.