Samsung officially announces Galaxy Tab 3 Lite with 7-inch screen

After a plethora of rumors and leaks that followed our reveal of the Galaxy Tab 3 Lite, Samsung has officially announced the tablet as a slimmer and more portable addition to the Galaxy Tab 3 series. The specs are the same as were leaked yesterday: the tablet will come in both Wi-Fi and 3G variants and is built around a 7-inch WSVGA (1024 X 600) screen and powered by a 1.2GHz dual-core processor, accompanied by 1 GB of RAM.

There’s a 2-megapixel rear camera on the back which offers features such as smile detection, Share and Shoot, Panorama, and more, 8GB of internal storage and a microSD slot, connectivity options of Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n/ (2.4GHz), Wi-Fi Direct, BT4.0, USB2.0, GPS + GLONASS, and HSPA+ 21mbps, and a 3,600 mAh battery that is rated for up to 8 hours of video playback. The tablet runs on Android 4.2 Jelly Bean, and Samsung doesn’t mention whether an update to newer versions of Android is coming or not.

Samsung hasn’t provided availability or pricing details, though we expect the Galaxy Tab 3 Lite to launch in markets around the end of January / early February, at a price starting at as low as 100 Euro ($129) for the Wi-Fi-only model, though as usual, these details can change as the days go by.

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