ZTE Light: The budget Galaxy Tab

Like the idea of a 7-inch Android tablet that also doubles up as a phone, but put off by the hefty price-tag of the Samsung Galaxy Tab?

Well take a look at the ZTE Lite, because this could be the device for you.

And whilst prices have still yet to be confirmed, the tech on board suggests that we're looking at an entry level 7-incher, that should be a lot more budget-concious than the SamTab.

The ZTE Lite is an Android 2.1 machine with 512MB of RAM and the same amount of ROM. It has a TFT display with a 800 x 480 resolution.

Connectivity-wise you're looking at Wi-Fi, GPS and the Lite also supports voice calling on dual band UMTS 2100 MHZ/900 MHZ and internet access on HSUPA network, with a download speed of up to 7.2 Mbps and an upload speed of up to 5.76 Mbps.

It has a 3-megapixel camera, FM Radio, Bluetooth, SD memory card slot, compass and a G-Sensor, and you'll likely get 10 hours battery life in a machine weighing 403g.

A ZTE statement read: "ZTE has long been committed to bringing innovative and high-quality products to its customers worldwide. With the growing demand of portable and compact devices with mobility features, ZTE Light is surely the next generation tablet PC, with its compact design and wide range of features it is ideal for all entertainment and business needs".

There's no pricing or availability as of yet, but be sure to check back on Pocket-lint for updates.