Galaxy Tab A7 Lite and Galaxy Tab S7 FE will only get quarterly software updates

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5,100Samsung had unveiled two tablets—Galaxy Tab A7 Lite and Galaxy Tab S7 FE—a few days ago. The two devices are trimmed down versions of the Galaxy Tab A7 and the Galaxy Tab S7+, respectively. The company has now revealed how frequently it would release software updates for its two latest tablets.

According to Samsung’s website, the Galaxy Tab A7 Lite and the Galaxy Tab S7 FE will receive quarterly software updates (one update in three months). While the decision might seem okay for the Galaxy Tab A7 Lite after considering its low price, a quarterly software update schedule for the Galaxy Tab S7 FE does seem odd. The Galaxy Tab S7 FE costs €649 in Europe for the 5G variant. For just €50 more, you can get the Galaxy Tab S7 LTE with a 120Hz display, a much faster processor, better front and rear cameras.

Even some Galaxy A series smartphones, such as the Galaxy A52 (priced at €409) and the Galaxy A52 5G (priced at €489), receive monthly software updates. So, it seems odd that none of the Galaxy Tab devices is listed under Samsung’s monthly security update schedule.

Galaxy Tab S7 FE specs

The Galaxy Tab S7 FE features a 12.4-inch IPS LCD screen with QHD+ resolution and an S Pen. It runs Android 11 out of the box and comes equipped with the Snapdragon 750G processor, 4GB/6GB RAM, 64GB/128GB internal storage, and a microSD card slot. It has a 5MP front camera and an 8MP rear camera. It has four speakers, LTE/5G (in some variants), GPS, Wi-Fi b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth 5.0, and a USB Type-C port. It is powered by a 10,090mAh battery and supports up to 45W fast charging.

Galaxy Tab A7 Lite specs

The Galaxy Tab A7 Lite has an 8.7-inch IPS LCD screen with HD+ resolution. It runs Android 11 and features a MediaTek Helio P22T chipset, 3GB/4GB RAM, 32GB/64GB internal storage, and a microSD card slot. The tablet has a 2MP camera on the front and an 8MP camera on the rear. The device has GPS, LTE (in LTE variant), Wi-Fi b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth 5.0, and a USB Type-C port. A 5,100mAh battery powers the Galaxy Tab A7 Lite and can fast charge via a 15W charger.

Samsung Galaxy Tab A7 Lite & Galaxy Tab S7 FE Software Update Frequency

  • Model: SM-T220
  • Dimensions: Tablet: 212.5 x 124.7 x 8 mm
  • Display: 8.7 inch / 221 mm TFT
  • CPU: MediaTek Helio P22T
  • Camera: 8MP

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