The Samsung Galaxy Tab A7 Lite is a budget Android tablet with an 8.7 inch display, a MediaTek Helio P22N octa-core processor, and support for up to 4GB of RAM and 64GB of storage. First announced in May, the tablet is now available for purchase for $160 and up from Amazon and Samsung.com.

Update: The Galaxy Tab A7 Lite is on sale for $10 off during Amazon’s Prime Day sale

Samsung’s new tablet has a 1340 x 800 pixel LCD display, and a metal body that measures 8.4″ x 4.9″ x 0.3″ and weighs about 13 ounces. It’s available in a choice of white & silver or black & gray color options.

That makes it pretty close in size to Amazon’s Fire HD 8 and HD 8 Plus tablets. Samsung’s tablet has a higher starting price, but it also has a faster processor, a higher-resolution rear camera, and, perhaps most importantly, the Galaxy Tab A7 Lite ships with Google Android software and features the Google Play Store and other Google apps and services. Amazon’s tablets run a fork of Android called Fire OS and you need to do a bit of hacking if you want to install Google Play.

Here’s a run-down of some key specs for the Samsung Galaxy Tab A7 Lite:

Samsung Galaxy Tab A7 Lite
Display8.7 inch
1340 x 800
LCD
ProcessorMediaTek MT8786N
4 x ARM Cortex-A53 cores @ 2.3 GHz
4 x ARM Cortex-A53 CPU cores @ 1.8 GHz
RAM3GB or 4GB
Storage32GB or 64GB
Cameras8MP rear (1080p/30fps video recording)
2MP front
Battery5,100  mAh
WirelessWiFi 5
Bluetooth 5.0
PortsUSB 2.0 Type-C
3.5mm audio
microSD card reader
SpeakersStereo
Dimensions8.4″ x 4.9 x 0.3″
Weight13 ounces
Price3GB/32GB for $160
4GB/64GB for $200

via TabletMonkeys

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  1. That screen resolution of 1340 x 800 is just complete crap Samsung. If Huawei could do 2560×1600 in their 8.4 inch M3 mediapad in 2016 for $200 with similar specs, but with a kirin processor, then why can’t we even get a 1920 x 1080 8 inch tablet out of a company that excels in displays in 2021, even for ones in this price point. Really good 8 inch tablets have been utterly abandoned.

    1. Samsung only makes small tablets for people who don’t know any better. They know that their target demographic is made of 65+ year old Costco customers, and parents who are replacing their 5 year old’s broken iPad.

  2. It’s sad to see such a poor resolution on this tablet. I was really interested in buying it when the rumours suggested that it has a metal body, as that suggested a slightly more premium device than we’ve seen from Samsung’s small tablets in the past.

    Unfortunately I think the time has passed for premium-ish small Android tablets.

    It’s a shame that the only premium Android tablets left are 11″ to 13″, because that’s the size that becomes difficult to justify compared to simply carrying an ultrabook.

    1. Ya… I gave up waiting for an Android something to replace my 2013 Nexus 7 several years ago and bought a heavily discounted iPad Mini 4 when the Mini 5 was being introduced. I would have considered this Galaxy unit but not with that display – the Mini 4 even today is still quite serviceable.

    2. I’m using the 1080p Lenovo version right now. Movies look great and the battery life is incredible. It only has 3GB ram but the sd card slot allows me to have a lot of storage. 32GB is enough for apps.

        1. They’re probably referring to the Lenovo M8 FHD.

          I think I spotted it on sale on Brad’s daily deals article today.