Samsung up to date its pill vary in 2020 with the Galaxy Tab S7 and Galaxy Tab S7 Plus, however all indicators are pointing to the Korean big releasing a extra inexpensive ‘Lite’ model within the coming months. The flagships are among the many greatest you should purchase on the Android aspect, so will probably be fascinating to see what number of compromises Samsung should make to be able to considerably decrease the value.
This is every thing we all know in regards to the new system, rumoured to be generally known as the Galaxy Tab S7 Lite. In the event you’re extra within the high-end tablets, try our Tab S7+ overview and see all of the rumours in regards to the Galaxy Tab S8 collection.
When will the Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 Lite be launched?
Samsung has but to verify whether or not it intends to launch a Lite model of the S7 tab in the intervening time, making it troublesome to know when the system may truly arrive. Nevertheless, distinguished leaker Evan Blass claims to have obtained a roadmap for upcoming Samsung product releases. In a submit on social media platform Voice, Blass says he is anticipating the Tab S7 Lite to reach in June 2021.
It might act as a direct successor to April 2020’s Galaxy Tab S6 Lite, which itself was an inexpensive model of 2019’s Samsung Galaxy Tab S6.
How a lot will the Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 Lite value?
Once more, that is purely speculative in the intervening time, however analyzing the earlier costs of fashions within the pill vary ought to give us a clue. Right here’s how they break down:
Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 – £610/$649
Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 Lite – £349/$349
Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 – £619/$649
Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 Plus – £799/$849
If Samsung sticks with this construction then the Galaxy Tab S7 Lite ought to are available round £349/$349, though there are rumours of an S7 Lite Plus which can sport an even bigger show and permit the Lite fashions to emulate the S7 and S7 Plus.
With the Tab S7 Plus being round £200/$200 greater than the Tab S7, it may very well be that the Lite fashions comply with swimsuit, which means the Tab S7 Lite can be round £519/$549.
What options will we see within the Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 Lite?
The massive Tab S7 Lite leak to this point comes courtesy of Evan Blass, the identical one that revealed the June 2021 launch date. He is revealed what seems to be like an official press picture for the gadgets, providing entrance, again and aspect views:
Picture: Evan Blass
The design may be very a lot consistent with what we have seen from the Tab S7 and S7+. In reality, it is arduous to inform them aside. It does appear to be there’s just one rear digital camera (the Tab S7 and S7+ have two), in addition to one downward-firing speaker subsequent to the USB-C port. The latter means we’re unlikely to see quad stereo audio system, though the comparatively slim bezels and magnetically-attached S-Pen stay. The screensaver makes it unimaginable to glean any data as regards to show high quality.
Fellow leaker OnLeaks has additionally obtained in on the act. Through a submit on social media platform Voice, detailed renders of what look very very like the Tab S7 Lite have been revealed. They have been accompanied by the next 360-degree spinning video:
Nevertheless, the place the Lite vary has usually made sacrifices is on internals. For instance, the place the Galaxy Tab S6 got here with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 processor, the Tab S6 Lite was powered by a slower Exynos 9611 as a substitute that additionally seems within the Samsung Galaxy A50. That appears set to be the case once more, with the identical Evan Blass submit as above suggesting the Tab S7 Lite might be powered by a Snapdragon 750G processor. This chip will carry 5G help to the road, whereas there might be no less than one model with 4GB of RAM.
A current Evan Blass tweet suggests the Tab S7 Lite will are available a variety of colors:
— Evan Blass (@evleaks)
Could 5, 2021
The Tab S7 and S7+ can be found in black, silver, bronze and navy, however it’s good to see Samsung supply some completely different color choices. These photos additionally reveal that there may also be official e-book covers in the identical color schemes, every providing two holders for the S-Pen stylus.
However will the extra inexpensive system truly be generally known as the Tab S7 Lite? A current tweet from prolific leaker Roland Quandt suggests it should truly be generally known as the ‘Tab S7+ Lite’. That appears like a complicated identify, though the ‘+’ is perhaps used to seek advice from the display screen measurement.
These sorts of selections are widespread all through the rumoured spec sheet, with the 12.4in Tab S7 Lite show being an IPS panel, versus AMOLED on the Tab S7 and S7+. It is also extremely unlikely that Samsung will carry a excessive refresh price show to this extra inexpensive value level.
Nonetheless, the Tab S7 Lite won’t lag too far behind by way of visible efficiency. An earlier GalaxyClub article recommended the Lite fashions will mirror the 11in and 12.4in sizes of the Galaxy Tab S7 and S7 Plus, though there isn’t any point out of the smaller mannequin in more moderen rumours.
We’ll be updating this text as extra data turns into out there, so be sure you verify again frequently to see what Samsung has in retailer.
Till then, learn our roundup of the very best Android tablets to see what the Lite fashions will compete with after they lastly seem.