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Could Samsung's rumoured Galaxy Lite tablets arrive at CES 2014?

Samsung is potentially poised to help ease the strain on your post-Christmas wallet by launching a stripped back version of its Galaxy Tab 3 in January, according to a report.

The slimmed down tablet will be aptly christened the Galaxy Tab 3 Lite, according to SamMobile. Costing €100 - which works out at around £85 - it’s a bargain price that positions it to rival the new wave of budget supermarket slates like Tesco’s Hudl.

There’s currently no information on the Galaxy Tab 3 Lite’s specs, but SamMobile has claimed that it will come in both Wi-Fi and 3G variants. If manufactured, however, we do know that it will hold the lofty title of the cheapest tablet Samsung has ever made and is the first step in Samsung’s plans of focusing on the low-end tablet market.

Moreover, another three tablets are also rumoured to be joining the Galaxy Tab 3 Lite when it launches in the New Year, potentially as soon as CES 2014 in January.

The first would be a gargantuan 13.3in tablet, whispered to be a dual-booter that supports both Windows and Android. The second, with the catchy codename of SM-P900, could be the 12.2in Galaxy Note. Lastly, a tablet with an AMOLED screen is pegged to be in the works.

Affordable tablets have seen great success, and indeed the world’s cheapest tablet has just been launched retailing for £30. It will be interesting then to see how a big-name manufacturer fills the space for budget models.

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