Samsung's next affordable tablet to likely be the Galaxy Tab S7 XL Lite

Samsung Galaxy Tab S7
Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 (Image credit: Joe Maring / Android Central)

What you need to know

  • Samsung's next cheap tablet is coming with a new name.
  • It's going to be called the Galaxy Tab S7 Xl Lite, as per new certification documents.
  • New renders showing off various colorways have also shown up.

Samsung is set to expand the Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 line with a new affordable model set to arrive alongside an A7 Lite in June. While its name was previously thought to be simply the Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 Lite and then later the Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 Plus Lite, new documentation sourced by SamMobile reveal that it'll actually be dubbed the Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 XL Lite.

As far as names go, it's a little unwieldy, but not illogical. Samsung appears to have reserved the "Plus" branding for products that offer a little more in terms of overall feature set, with the XL here referring to the size of the tablet. It's keeping the "Lite" to signify that it's a toned-down version of the Galaxy Tab S7. While the end-result is a bit of a mouthful, it makes sense as a choice.

Coinciding with the name reveal, leaker Evan Blass shared additional images of the tablet, showing off the silver, green, and blue variants of the upcoming tablet.

Like its bigger siblings, the Tab S7 will be a handsome device. It's not likely to be a powerful one though. It's coming with a Snapdragon 750G, 4GB of RAM paired with expandable 128GB of storage. Bluetooth 5.0, WiFi 5, and 45W fast charging via a USB-C port wrap up the rumored specs. No details have been leaked yet when it comes to pricing, but it should be around the $400 mark if its to compete with other cheap Android tablets.

Michael Allison