The Samsung Galaxy Tab E Lite 7.0 (SM-T113) 2016 model have been launched in the US with a launch price of $119, which is the lowest tablet price I’ve ever seen from a Samsung tablet release:
But, Samsung Galaxy Tab E Lite 7.0 is still a tablet with the same level of specs as the Amazon Fire tablet that only costs $49 though, so Samsung’s price is far from low enough. Other cheap 7-inch Android tablet alternatives with better specs includes Lenovo Tab 2 A7-30 and Asus ZenPad C 7.0
Samsung Galaxy Tab E Lite 7.0 (SM-T113) is the successor to the Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 Lite that was released in 2014 as the lowest specs entry level tablet from Samsung.
The Samsung SM-T113 tablet itself has actually been available in a couple of markets with a few different names for a while already, but this is the first time it is officially upgraded for the US, and launched as a part of the Samsung Galaxy Tab E family.
The main upgrade over the predecessor is the switch from a dual-core processor to a more powerful 1.3 GHz quad-core processor. But other than that it actually launches with Android 4.4, 1GB of RAM, 8GB of storage, and a 7-inch screen with 1024 x 600 resolution display.
And the thing is, people still buy it. Even if the microSD card support only extends up to 32GB, and even if it only has a 2MP rear camera with no front camera for video chats.
But at least Samsung Galaxy Tab E Lite 7.0 has a 9 hour battery life from a 3600 mAh battery, 802.11 b/g/n Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0, GPS, GLONASS, and accelerometer.
Tab E Lite 7.0 is otherwise 9.6 mm thick and weighs 308 grams.
So who is Samsung’s Lite tablet for? Well, we here at Tabletmonkeys have been asking ourselves the same question for 2 years and we still haven’t figured it out. If you have a good answer, or any answer really, then send us a tweet.
But Samsung recently released Samsung Galaxy Tab A 7.0 too, a much better 7-inch tablet, so the Samsung Galaxy Tab E Lite 7.0 is merely Samsung’s entry level tablet in the 7-inch Android tablet category.
– Tom Bowen