Samsung Taps Marvell to Power Galaxy Tab 3 Lite Global Tablet

Samsung's Galaxy Tab 3 Lite is going global and it's bringing Marvell's ARMADA Mobile PXA986 platform with it, Marvell announced today. The ARMADA Mobile PXA986 is a unified multi-core platform offering support for both 3G and LTE in a single-chip package. It's based on ARM's 1.2GHz dual-core Cortex A9 application processor and also features an advanced mutli-mode HSPA+ modem supporting Wideband Code Division Multiple Access (WCDMA) and 2G networks.

"The launch of the Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 Lite global tablet is an important milestone to bring affordable high performance mobile devices to the mass market and it’s a very meaningful effort. I am very proud of our joint collaboration with Samsung to provide access to communication and information to the global consumer base and make our contribution to education, healthcare, and other social causes," said Weili Dai, President and Co-Founder of Marvell. "I am very thankful for Samsung and Marvell’s global teams of talented engineers for their hard work, collaboration, innovation and dedication to move the industry forward faster."


Beyond Marvell's vested interest in the Galaxy Tab 3 Lite, other features include a 7-inch WSVGA display (1024x600), 1GB of RAM, 8GB of internal storage, microSD card slot, 2MP rear-facing camera, 802.11n Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0, USB 2.0, 3,600mAh battery, and Android 4.2 Jelly Bean.

Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 Lite

The Galaxy Tab 3 Lite is expected to be in retail stores throughout the U.S., Europe, and Asia by the end of the month.