It's ironic that the Google Nexus 7 tablet which ushered in the era of inexpensive/affordable Android tablets might actually end up as the king of the mid-range category instead. According to the latest "rumint" Samsung is looking to jump into the low-end Android tablet realm by undercutting the Nexus 7 in a big way. Supposedly, Sammy will release a very inexpensive tablet sometime early in 2014. It's called the Galaxy Tab 3 Lite, and although its specs definitely place it squarely in the budget-friendly crowd, its price is equally matched to provide extra value at only $129. That'a a full $100 cheaper than the Nexus 7 and $170 cheaper than the iPad Mini. Here's a spec breakdown:
7-inch 1024 x 600-pixel display
1.2GHz Cortex A9 processor
1GB of storage
As you can see, its specs match up more closely with the OG Nexus 7, rather than the 2013 Edition Nexus 7. Regardless, Samsung's name on a very affordable tablet could put additional downward pressure on the entire Android tablet market. We will keep an eye out for any signs that might prove this rumor true.