Given how successful cheap Android tablets have been, it's a mystery to me why Samsung – the original “gadget spammer” – hasn't tossed a stripped down Galaxy Tab into the mix for its own slice of the budget tablet action.
Well it looks like the wait is nearly over, as indications are that Samsung will unveil the Galaxy Tab 3 Lite, its cheapest ever tablet, within the next month.
That much emerged a couple of days ago, along with a ball-park price of €100 (£84). And now we have some Galaxy Tab 3 Lite specs to mull over after two more mentions of the low-cost Tab.
The first is a Wi-Fi certification entry mentioning a Samsung SM-T110, which we're told is the Wi-Fi-only version of the GT3 Lite.
The second, however, is the more interesting, and revealing. A UAProf entry for the 3G variant (going by the name SM-T111) gives us some specs to think about.
For starters, we're dealing with a 7in display running at 1024 x 600, a 1.2GHz ARM Cortex-A9 dual-core processor and Android 4.2 Jelly Bean. In other words, it looks no better than the vast majority of entry-level Android tablets, and unlike many of them has only a dual-core and not quad-core processor, which could be a big deal for spec-sensitive bargain hunters.
Given Samsung's history of underwhelming Galaxy Tabs, would you be interested in a budget version that strips away the appeal still further, or is this part of the market best left to the Tescos, Argoses and Aldis of this world?
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Via Sammy Today