Samsung launches Galaxy Tab 3 Lite tablet

Samsung has today announced details of its latest tablet offering: the Galaxy Tab 3 Lite.

The new device will sport the same 7-inch, 1024 x 600 display found on the Galaxy Tab 3. What makes this tablet a "Lite" version is the slimmer, lighter body and more compact bezel for improved portability. And, we expect, the price.

Samsung has fitted the Galaxy Tab 3 Lite with a 3600mAh battery which claims to offer up to eight hours of video playback.

The device runs on a 1.2 GHz dual-core processor with 1 GB RAM and provides 8GB of built-in storage, with a microSD port allowing for expandable memory up to 32GB.

A 2-megapixel, rear-facing camera offers features such as "Smile Shot" and "Panorama Shot".

As well as having access to the Google Play Store, Samsung has provided a link to its own app store, as well as allowing the tablet to connect to other Samsung products.

The Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 Lite will be available in white or black. UK availability and pricing is yet to be confirmed; expect more details to emerge - along with other new phones and tablets - at MWC next month.

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by Max Langridge

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Max is a staff writer for What Hi-Fi?'s sister site, TechRadar, in Australia. But being the wonderful English guy he is, he helps out with content across a number of Future sites, including What Hi-Fi?. It wouldn't be his first exposure to the world of all things hi-fi and home cinema, as his first role in technology journalism was with What Hi-Fi? in the UK. Clearly he pined to return after making the move to Australia and the team have welcomed him back with arms wide open.