A so-called second generation Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 (SM-T113) is now officially launched, since Samsung have started to display it on their own websites in Europe.
Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 II is supposedly replacing the Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 Lite (SM-T110) that was launched in February last year, as the entry level Android tablet from Samsung.
I can’t find any differences in specifications between the SM-T110 and the SM-T113 though, so the specs are just the same Android 4.4, 7-inch 1024 x 600 resolution, 1.3 GHz dual-core, 1GB RAM, 8GB storage, and 2MP rear camera specs as before. The thickness is still 9.7mm and the weight is still 310 gram. The color options are also the same as before, with black, white, pink, yellow, and light blue models available in some markets.
The MSRP price may have gone down though, from $150 last year to $109 in 2015. As much as I enjoy low prices on tablets, the Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 Lite never made any sense to me, because it was still a overpriced tablet. The kind of tablet people who had never done any research beforehand would buy on impulse because they thought it was cheap.
The new low price is still not good enough. You could pay $30 less and still get a tablet with higher specs, like the 16GB Asus MeMO Pad 7 (ME170C) at just $79.
– Jim Miller