Samsung has decided to announce the Galaxy Tab 3 Lite a little later than CES, bringing the lowest-end Android tablet we have seen this year to the market.
We always knew the Galaxy Tab 3 Lite would be low-end, the ‘Lite’ moniker made sure of that, but Samsung has decided to ship parts we have not seen on cheap Android tablets for about two years now, alongside a redundant OS.
Starting with the internals, the Galaxy Tab 3 Lite will have a 7-inch 1024×600-pixel display, 1.2GHz dual-core processor, 1GB of RAM, 8GB of storage, 2MP rear camera and a 3700mAh battery.
The Galaxy Tab 3 Lite will also run Android Jelly Bean 4.2.2 oddly, even with KitKat available and running on Galaxy Tab and Note tablets at CES. TouchWiz UI will run on top of Jelly Bean and it has not been updated to the newest version.
This all seems like a big attempt at making the worst tablet – one nobody would want to use. Where the Nexus 7 and Kindle Fire HDX both try to craft a decent product for a cheap price, Samsung has literally added the cheapest components onto the tablet and devalued it even more by adding Android Jelly Bean 4.2.
Samsung has not revealed a date or price for the Galaxy Tab 3 Lite, but if the tablet is over $100 we cannot see it doing well. It needs to be the lowest of the low, but we do not understand anyone who would want to buy it, when the original Nexus 7 and Kindle Fire HD are only $20/30 extra.