Samsung has been offering consumers with more affordable variants of its flagship smartphones and tablets with the introduction of the Lite series, including those from the Galaxy S10 and Galaxy Tab S6. It appears that the company is continuing to follow that approach again this year, as suggested by a recent leak of alleged promotional materials featuring the Lite variants of last year’s Galaxy Tab S7 and Tab A7.
Images of the materials are provided by leakster WalkingCat (@_h0x0d) via Twitter, which reveals only minor tidbits regarding the supposedly upcoming tablets. If what’s shown is to be believed, Samsung may debut both devices later in June – although no specific date was provided.
The Galaxy Tab S7 Lite is shown to feature a similar design and screen size as last year’s Plus variant. Specifically, the tablet is suggested to feature a 12.4-inch display with a front facing camera situated on its side. Unfortunately, no images of its rear design have been provided, so it’s uncertain what the Lite’s back panel may look like or whether it also features a dual camera setup as the original.
— WalkingCat (@_h0x0d_) February 18, 2021
Additionally, the alleged promotional materials reveal that the Galaxy Tab S7 Lite will support 5G connectivity and comes with Samsung’s Galaxy Continuity feature, which allows users to receive calls and messages from a connected and compatible Galaxy-branded smartphone. Given that this is intended to be a more affordable variant, it is expected that Samsung will downplay certain hardware such as cameras and other internal components. Using the Galaxy Tab S6 Lite as reference, it is possible that this upcoming tablet will feature an Exynos chipset instead of the Snapdragon 865.
Next up is the Samsung Galaxy Tab A7 Lite, which is shown to feature a “slim metal design” along with a screen size of 8.7-inches. The image suggests that it would also come with one-handed operation functionalities and provide “immersive entertainment” capability. It is not clear what the latter is trying to imply, but it is likely something related to the device’s display and onboard speaker system. Much like the Galaxy Tab S7 Lite, not much regarding the specifications of this model was provided in this leak.
Whether these promotional materials are authentic or not remains to be seen at this time, but WalkingCat does have a good track record of leaks. That being said, it will still definitely take a while until we find out since the suggested June launch window for the alleged Lite variants of the Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 and Tab A7 is still a couple of months away.
(Source: WalkingCat [Twitter])