Samsung offers phones and tablets in all sorts of shapes and sizes, and soon the company may also expand its horizons by extending its price range to cover “dirt cheap.”
The folks at SamMobile report that Samsung may be working on cheaper versions of its phones including a Galaxy Note 3 Lite and Galaxy Grant Lite. And Samsung may also have a Galaxy Tab 3 Lite in the works.
It’s expected to sell for 100 Euros, which is less than $140 US — although it’d probably sell for closer to $100 if and when it hits the States.
Right now the cheapest tablet Samsung sells is the Galaxy Tab 3 7.0, which usually goes for $169 to $199. It’s not clear exactly what corners the company plans to cut in order to offer a cheaper tablet. But screen quality and processor performance seem like good places to start.
We might hear more about this tablet at the Consumer Electronics Show in January.
Here’s a roundup of tech news from around the web.
- Rumor: Samsung working on a Galaxy Tab 3 Lite which will sell for 100 Euros
If this rumor’s true, the Galaxy Tab 3 Lite could be the cheapest Samsung tablet to date. [SamMobile]
- Ubuntu-based Pinguy OS 13.10 with GNOME desktop is now available, here’s what it looks like
Pinguy may be based on Ubuntu, but this build uses the GNOME desktop instead of Unity, plus a number of tweaks. [Web Upd8]
- NVIDIA Tegra Note tablet up for pre-order in India (as the Xolo Play Tegra Note)
NVIDIA is partnering with a variety of device makers to build inexpensive Tegra Note tablets and sell them around the world. The latest announcement comes from Indian device maker Xolo. [flipkart]
- Microsoft Store to offer Dell Venue 8 Pro Windows tablet for $99 Monday… in small quantities, in-store only
The Dell Venue 8 Pro normally sells for around $300, and features an 8 inch, 1280 x 800 pixel display, 2GB of RAM, 32GB of storage, and an Intel Atom Bay Trail processor. [The Verge]
- Reports: Spotify to unveil limited, free mobile music streaming service Dec 11th
You probably won’t be able to stream any song you want, any time you want unless you pay some money. But Spotify appears to be getting ready to offer some sort of free service for mobile users. [TechCrunch]
- Sony Smartwatch 2 update brings new watch faces, automatic light sensing, more
The nice thing about smartwatches is that they can get even smarter through software updates. This ones brings a fast scroll feature, automatic light sensing, a stopwatch, and more. [Xperia Blog]
- New HP Chromebook 11 charger hits the Google Play Store
The HP Chromebook 11 was pulled off store shelves recently due to an overheating charger. It could be coming back soon: The Google Play Store is showing a listing for a new charger, which presumably doesn’t overheat. [Android Central]
- Google News for mobile devices gets a revamp
Visit Google News in a mobile browser and you can now customize the colors, font sizes, and more. There’s also now an Editors Picks option and a weather gadget… as well as social posts from Google+, for better or worse. [Google News]