Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 FE and Galaxy TabA7 Lite: all the features in a cheaper tablet

Two new Samsung tablets are expected to hit lower prices with fan favorite features and pocket-sized displays

Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 FE
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The Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 FE and Galaxy Tab A7 Lite add to Samsung’s ever-growing line-up and provide affordable versions in their respective sizes. The Galaxy Tab S7 FE – the fan edition – keeps the best bits of the Tab S7 range, such as the 12.4-inch screen and battery of the Tab S7+, the included S-pen and adds two new colors (Mystic Green and Mystic Pink).

Fan favorites obviously don’t include the rear cameras, as the 13MP and 5MP offerings have been replaced with a single 8MP camera on the rear, and a 5MP on the front, rather than the Tab S7’s 8MP. And for those pixel peepers, the display is a WQXGA (2560x1600) TFT like the Tab S7 rather than the WQXGA+ (2800x1752) of the Tab S7+.

The Galaxy Tab S7 FE comes in 4GB RAM with 64GB storage or 6GB RAM with 128GB storage, which is the entry-level of the Tab S7. The larger 10,090mAh battery is a great feature though and should keep the tablet running for up to 14 hours.

In addition to the Wi-Fi and LTE versions, there’s also a 5G model coming that opens up the Tab S7 FE for seriously fast connections on the move. While the final price hasn’t been announced for any of the S7 FE versions, I expect we’ll see a starting price of under $599 (£425/AU$782) for the Wi-Fi only version.

Samsung Galaxy Tab A7 Lite

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The Galaxy Tab A7 Lite has a compact 8.7-inch WXGA+ (1340x800) display, which sits in-between the current 10.4-inch Tab A7 and the Tab A 8-inch model. This makes the tablet only a little bigger than some smartphones and ideal for those on the move.

It features up to 6GB RAM and 64GB storage with a microSD slot for additional storage. Like the Tab S7 FE it comes in both Wi-Fi only and LTE versions – but no 5G model here. It does feature a 5,100mAh battery which, while smaller than the one on the Tab S7 should offer a similar 10+ hours of use.

Like the S7 FE, no price has been given yet for the Tab A7 Lite but I expect this to come in a touch above the current Tab A 8.0 model, so around $170 (£120/AU$222).

Mat Gallagher

As T3's Editor-in-Chief, Mat Gallagher has his finger on the pulse for the latest advances in technology. He has written about technology since 2003 and after stints in Beijing, Hong Kong and Chicago is now based in the UK. He’s a true lover of gadgets, but especially anything that involves cameras, Apple, electric cars, musical instruments or travel.