Samsung Galaxy Note 3 Lite and Galaxy Tab Pro 10.1 specs revealed
Some specs have been leaked for two of Samsung’s upcoming devices: the Galaxy Note 3 Lite phablet and the Galaxy Tab Pro 10.1 tablet.
The Galaxy Note 3 Lite has long been said to be a cheaper version of the Korean company’s flagship phablet, and it’s apparently already been in production for a few weeks. Now we get a better picture of what it will be like in terms of specs, thanks to a user agent profile found on Samsung’s own website.
The main thing to note (pardon the pun) here is the 720p resolution of its touchscreen. Some may scream in disappointment, but remember – this is supposed to be a “Lite” version, a cheaper Note 3. So making the screen lower-res than that of the high-end model makes total sense to us.
The Note 3 Lite currently runs Android 4.3 Jelly Bean, but that may change before its release. It may get 4.4 KitKat from day one, or maybe not. We’ll have to wait and see.
Previous rumors said Samsung opted for an LCD display too (replacing the much more expensive AMOLED unit in the Galaxy Note 3), and the camera may be an 8 MP affair, down from 13 MP on the more expensive Note 3. As for other specs, stay tuned and we’ll let you know when we find out more.
2014 seems to be the year in which Samsung finally gets serious about Android tablets. So the company is planning on quite a few releases on this front, and one of the new devices will be the Galaxy Tab Pro 10.1.
Because someone benchmarked a prototype, we now have some of its specs to speak of. The Galaxy Tab Pro 10.1 will come with a 10.1-inch 2,560×1,600 touchscreen, a 1.9 GHz octa-core Samsung Exynos 5420 processor with Mali-T628 graphics, an 8 MP rear camera, a 2 MP front camera, 2 GB of RAM, and 32 GB of internal storage space. It runs Android 4.4.2 KitKat.
From a performance standpoint, the Exynos CPU used in this tablet is almost on par with Qualcomm’s latest Snapdragon 800, at least in benchmarks. Real-world use may obviously give you some different experiences.
Clearly though, this will be Samsung’s flagship non-Note tablet for this year. Its specs are incredibly similar to those of the Note 10.1 2014 Edition, but sans S Pen as you may imagine. We’re also hoping for a smaller price for the Galaxy Tab Pro 10.1, but nothing’s certain just yet. Stay tuned.