Samsung recently announced an update for the Galaxy Tab S7 and Tab S7 + that could make some finally decide to get one. If you’re still on the fence for one reason or another, however, you may want to wait a little longer, just long enough to see what’s to come. No, it still won’t be a Galaxy Tab S8, assuming that’s how Samsung will name its next flagship Android tablet. There may be, instead, two “Lite” tablets coming towards us that may be more suitable for those with more limited budgets.
It is not very surprising that Samsung is launching a Lite version of the Galaxy Tab S7, just as it had done for the Galaxy Tab S6 before it. What is a little surprising is that there is a Galaxy Tab A7 Lite, considering that the Galaxy Tab A line is already light in comparison. But that is exactly what the WalkingCat leaked, revealing how Samsung plans to market these more affordable tablets.
The defining feature of the Galaxy Tab A7 Lite is supposed to be its size and design. With an 8.7-inch screen and thin metallic design, the leak suggests that it will be possible to use it with just one hand. Be comfortable or even advisable, however, we will have to wait and see.
The Galaxy Tab S7 Lite is equally intriguing, but in a different way. It is more like the Galaxy Tab S7 + with a 12.4 inch screen and, like the professional tablet, it also has 5G connectivity. These are some of the latest features for what should be a Lite tablet, not that we are complaining about.
Of course, it will all come down to price, which we will not know until at least June. Samsung is also likely to save on other specs, perhaps removing support for the S Pen in order to reduce costs slightly.