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Samsung’s Galaxy Tab 3 Lite user manual appears, specs revealed

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Samsung just introduced a fleet of new tablets at CES last week, but it looks like there’s at least one more on the way. A user manual for the Galaxy Tab 3 Lite, spotted by Sammy Today, has appeared on the company’s Polish support page, revealing specs and other information about the forthcoming slate.

According to the documentation, the Tab 3 Lite is a 7-inch Android(s goog) tablet with a 1024 x 600 pixel display. It measures 7.59 by 4.37 by 0.38 inches and weighs 10.9 ounces. That makes it a little bigger and bulkier than last year’s Galaxy Tab 3 7.0. The specs aren’t quite as impressive either, but that’s to be expected from a ‘Lite’ device. The user manual says the tablet is powered by a dual-core 1.2GHz Marvell PXA986 processor and 1GB of RAM. There’s a scant 8GB of internal memory, along with a microSD card slot for expanded storage. Finally, there’s a 2-megapixel rear camera (no front-facing camera) and a 3600mAh battery.

The tablet is expected to come in both Wi-Fi and 3G variants, and sources at Engadget say to expect prices of $165 and $263 respectively. I think that’s a little high for what you’re getting, which are essentially low-end specs that would be better suited to a tablet that came out two years ago. For that price, you’re better off spending $229 on a Nexus 7.

Now that the word’s out, Samsung is likely to introduce the device in the weeks ahead of Mobile World Congress. Here’s hoping it rethinks the reported price before then.