Samsung will be rolling out only quarterly software updates to the Galaxy Tab A7 Lite and Galaxy Tab S7 FE. The South Korean tech behemoth unveiled the two tablets earlier this week.
The Galaxy Tab A7 Lite is the watered-down version of the Galaxy Tab A7. Likewise, the Galaxy Tab S7 FE is being touted as the trimmed-down version of the Galaxy Tab S7 Plus.
Samsung recently shed light on its plan to release software updates for its new tablets. According to the company’s website, Galaxy Tab A7 Lite and the Galaxy Tab S7 FE will get quarterly software updates.
Software update schedule
In other words, Samsung will roll out software updates to the two new tablets once in three months. This strategy appears acceptable for the Galaxy Tab A7 Lite since it falls under an affordable price bracket.
However, a quarterly software update for the Galaxy Tab S7 FE seems unacceptable. The 5G version of the tablet will set you back a whopping €649 in Europe, according to SamMobile.
If you are willing to shell out €50 more, you can get your hands on the Galaxy Tab S7 LTE that packs a faster processor, houses better cameras, and offers a 120Hz display.
It is also worth noting that some Galaxy A series phones including the Galaxy A52 (€409), and the Galaxy A52 5G (€489) get monthly software updates. That being said, it is quite unusual to not see the Galaxy Tab devices listed under the company’s monthly security update schedule.
Galaxy Tab S7 FE & A7 Lite specifications
The Galaxy Tab S7 FE sports an eye-catching 12.4-inch IPS LCD screen that offers a QHD+ resolution. Moreover, it comes with an S Pen.
The device runs Android 11 out of the box and is powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 750G processor. Furthermore, it is available in 4GB/6GB RAM and 64GB/128GB onboard storage capacity options. It also features a microSD card slot.
In the optics department, the Galaxy Tab S7 FE houses a 5MP front shooter and 8MP rear-mounted camera. In terms of connectivity, it offers Bluetooth 5.0, GPS, Wi-Fi b/g/n/ac, and a USB Type-C port.
The tablet has four speakers. On top of that, it is backed by a robust 10,090mAh battery with up to 45W fast charging support.
The Galaxy Tab A7 Lite, on the other hand, sports an 8.7-inch IPS LCD screen and offers an HD+ resolution. It is powered by a MediaTek Helio P22T chipset and runs Android 11 OS.
Under the hood, the Galaxy Tab A7 Lite has 3GB/4GB RAM, coupled with 32GB/64GB of native storage. Like the Galaxy Tab S7 FE, it also has a microSD card slot.
Upfront, it has a 2MP camera and an 8MP camera is placed at the back. As far as connectivity is concerned, the device supports a USB Type-C port, Bluetooth 5.0, Wi-Fi b/g/n/ac, GPS, and LTE. It draws its juices from a 5,100mAh battery that supports fast charge via a 15W charger.