Samsung has confirmed it will be making an assault on the low end of the tablet market with the launch of the Galaxy Tab 3 Lite.
It’s a small-form 7-inch slate running Android 4.2 Jelly Bean but the other specs won’t exactly get pulses racing although that’s not really the point for Samsung, they want a presence in the market where Tesco’s Hudl is currently selling like hot cakes.
The screen resolution of 1024 x 600 screen is relatively low and some way behind that of Tesco’s device but it matches that of Argos’ My Tablet, which retails for below £100.
Can it compete with the Hudl on price?
The crunching is taken care of by a 1.2 GHz dual-core processor, supported by 1GB of RAM. There’s a 2MP camera, to the rear, and 8GB of built in storage but there is the possibility of expansion, thanks to the Micro SD card slot.
Polish retailer has it listed for equivalent of £160Connectivity options seem decent and there will be an optional 3G model available. The Tab Lite 3 naturally has built-in with support for b/g/n standards and there’s also Wi-Fi Direct, Bluetooth 4.0 and USB 2.0 included.
There’s no official word on pricing but one Polish retailer currently has it up for pre-order for the equivalent of £160 which, if the price holds for the UK, would seem to make Samsung’s device a little pricey when compared to similar products with comparable specs.
There’s also no definite release date but it is promised to be a global launch but we’ll keep you updated
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