Rumor: Samsung preparing to release Galaxy Tab 3 Lite in January 2014

December 5, 2013
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Just yesterday we reported on a rumor that claims Samsung is gearing up to release several new Galaxy devices in Q1 of 2014, two of which are said to be ‘lite’ devices: the Galaxy Note 3 Lite and the Galaxy Grand Lite. Now we now have word of a third new low-end device as well, the so-called Galaxy Tab 3 Lite.

According to anonymous sources reporting to SamMobile, the Tab 3 Lite will be priced at around 100 euros, or roughly $135. The low-end tablet is said to come in both Wi-Fi and 3G variants, with the Wi-Fi only white model coming in week two of 2014, with the white 3G version following in week three. A black version expected a few weeks after that.

Aside from the pricing and an alleged release timeframe, not much else is known about the lite version of the Tab 3. Considering the Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 was already relatively low-end in terms of hardware, we aren’t exactly sure what Samsung plans to change up with the lite model but we certainly shouldn’t expect anything too exciting in terms of raw power.

So why bother with these ‘lite’ devices? There have been numerous reports that the high-end market is starting to slow down, leaving the low and mid-range market as the ideal places for growth. Although Samsung is already very strong in the low-end sector, adding ‘lite’ versions of popular handsets is certainly a good way to expand their market share even further.

Keep in mind that Samsung has yet to confirm any of these lite devices, so speculation is advised.

What do you think, providing the specs of the Tab 3 Lite aren’t much worse than the original Tab 3, would you be willing to pick one up for a price under $150?

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