Samsung confirms slim-line 7in Galaxy Tab 3 Lite – but still no price

Samsung has officially unveiled the Galaxy Tab 3 Lite as a slimmer and more portable version of the current crop of Galaxy Tab 3 devices with the tablet likely to be aimed at customers looking for an affordable tablet.

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The South Korean confirmed that the long rumoured tablet comes with a 7in display and has a slim, lightweight design that makes it more portable than other tablets in the Galaxy Tab 3 range.

The display has a 1,024 x 600 resolution and Samsung has moved the menu bar to the device’s bezel in order to make full use of the widescreen capabilities of the screen.

The all important dimensions show that the Wi-Fi version of the tablet is 116.4mm x 193.4mm x 9.7mm and weighs in at just 310g, with the 3G version weighing slightly more.

Under the hood there is a 1.2GHz dual-core processor with 1GB of RAM and it has 8GB of onboard storage that can be upgraded using a microSD card slot to give up to an extra 32GB of storage.

The slim-line tablet is powered by a 3,600mAh battery that reportedly gives up to eight hours of video playback on one charge and it has one camera on the rear that has a 2-megapixel sensor.

It runs on Google Android 4.2 Jelly Bean skinned with Samsung’s TouchWiz interface and Samsung promises that there are a number of Samsung Apps that have been “specifically designed for the Galaxy Tab 3 Lite [7in].”

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The tablet comes in both black and white, with Samsung yet to confirm when it will be released in the UK and how much it will retail at when it hits the shelves. Considering the original Galaxy Tab 3 can be found for around £140 it’s likely this tablet will target a lower price point and could challenge the likes of Tesco and Argos in the low-price tablet stakes.