As speculated yesterday, Samsung just announced officially the Galaxy Tab 3 Lite, its first attempt to penetrate the budget market this year.
Yesterday Samsung Poland (accidentally) posted the official user manual for the tablet, so we told you the device was bound to make an appearance. The Galaxy Tab 3 Lite has been rumored for a few months now and has been spotted at the FCC, Bluetooth SIG and GFXBenchmark website, in the past.
Now, Samsung Official Blog has rolled out the device complete with the full specs list. Under the hood, the slate packs a 3,600 mAh battery that will reportedly “maximize portability so that users can enjoy up to eight hours of video playback without the need for an adapter.”
The new comer features a 7-inch WSVGA screen with 1024 x 600 pixels and, according to Sammy, it comes bundled with a “powerful 1.2GHz dual core processor that ensure users can enjoy a seamless multimedia experience when playing games, watching videos and loading web pages.”
Onboard, photography enthusiasts will find a 2MP rear-facing camera that bundles Smile Shot technology (camera automatically snaps photographs when a smile is detected).
More than that, Sammy has embedded the Shoot & Share feat (allows users to share photos immediately after they have been snapped) and Panorama Shot function.
The slate offers easy access to a lofty library of up to 30,000 applications, with the mention that some of them were especially designed for the Galaxy Tab 3 Lite (7-inch).
The Galaxy Tab 3 Lite measures 193 x 117 x 9.7 mm / 7.59 x 4.6 x 0.38 inches and weighs just 310 g / 0.6 lbs, thus making it a bit larger and heavier than the previous-gen Galaxy Tab 3 7.0 (188 x 111.1 x 9.9 mm / 7.4 x 4.3 x 0.38 inches).
Unlike Sammy’s latest tablets, the budget offering will run Android 4.2 out of the box and there’s no mention of an update to Android KitKat at the moment.
The Galaxy Tab 3 Lite will be made available globally in White and Black.