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Samsung Galaxy Tab A (2016) now official; 7-inch slate appears on Samsung's website

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Samsung Galaxy Tab A (2016) now official; 7-inch slate appears on Samsung's website
A listing on Samsung's own website indicates that the Samsung Galaxy Tab A (2016) is now official. This is a 7-inch variant of the tablet, which was leaked just before MWC last month. It also is a sequel to last year's Galaxy Tab A line, which featured both an 8-inch and 9.7-inch model. Pricing wasn't listed on Samsung's website, although some online retailers have it listed for the equivalent of $188 USD. That's for the Wi-Fi only edition. The version of the slate with both Wi-Fi and 4G LTE support will supposedly retail for the equivalent of $245 USD.

The Samsung Galaxy Tab A (2016) features a 7-inch TFT screen with a resolution of 800 x 1280 (WXGA). The Exynos 3475 SoC is under the hood containing a quad-core 1.3GHz CPU and the Mali-T720 GPU. 1.5GB of RAM is on board, along with 8GB of native storage. A 200GB capacity microSD slot is available for those requiring additional memory. On the back of the slate is a 5MP camera, with a 2MP camera in front for selfies and video chats. Providing up to 9 hours of streaming video and 100 hours of streaming music is a 4000mAh battery.

With Android 5.1 pre-installed, the Galaxy Tab A (2016) will measures 8.7mm thick, and tips the scales at 283 grams. It will offer Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 4.0 connectivity. No S Pen is expected for this model, and while we expect it to be available for emerging markets, it is not clear if it will be sold in the U.S. It does come with Kids Mode, and will be offered in Black and White. No launch date was listed on the website.


source: Samsung (translated) via BGR

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posted on 12 Mar 2016, 04:04 3

1. Felix_Gatto (Posts: 898; Member since: 03 Jul 2013)


It looks cheaper than its smartphone counterpart, and why don't Samsung put a decent specs like FHD display, at least SD 625 chipset, and16gb storage. A series are meant for upper-midrange, not an entry-level like this one, it should be the E series.

posted on 12 Mar 2016, 04:36

5. KONICHIWA-ANNYONG (Posts: 210; Member since: 24 Feb 2016)


Having bough a tablet with a 7'' screen with the same resolution, I think this is good enough for reading or whatever.

It's not amazing, but it's certainly good enough. (...though it is asking for its premium Samsung price..)

Rule of thumb: Anything less than 210ppi is s**te. Anything above is good enough and won't warrant complaints from most users.

posted on 12 Mar 2016, 04:55

6. KONICHIWA-ANNYONG (Posts: 210; Member since: 24 Feb 2016)


Note: I was talking about most users... THey don't complain about pixelation in UHD tvs. THis is the same thing.

posted on 12 Mar 2016, 05:22

9. Felix_Gatto (Posts: 898; Member since: 03 Jul 2013)


Two words you must learn: Viewing Distance.

posted on 12 Mar 2016, 15:51

19. KONICHIWA-ANNYONG (Posts: 210; Member since: 24 Feb 2016)


No need to get arrogant, but fair point. My opinion still stands though despite the viewing distance. Have you seen a 7'' screen with similar resolution?!

posted on 12 Mar 2016, 10:15

14. bubbadoes (Posts: 815; Member since: 03 May 2012)


nothing new here. this is why samsung products have 0% appreciation in value. way too many market releases. everyday some sort of a-z series is released by samsung with the sos specs.

posted on 12 Mar 2016, 04:08 6

2. GreekGeek (Posts: 1276; Member since: 22 Mar 2014)


Overpriced for what it offers

posted on 12 Mar 2016, 04:09 2

3. horialin (Posts: 17; Member since: 29 Jan 2014)


Never again. Bought Tab 2 7inches with kitkat, almost two years later.....still kitkat.

posted on 12 Mar 2016, 04:13

4. GreekGeek (Posts: 1276; Member since: 22 Mar 2014)


Yeah. My Tab Pro 8.4 never saw the light of Lollipop as well. There is a Cyanogenmod upgrade but unfortunately it doesn't support MicroSD card at the moment

posted on 12 Mar 2016, 05:15

7. iushnt (Posts: 1558; Member since: 06 Feb 2013)


I could recommend you some fest custom Rom for tab 2

posted on 12 Mar 2016, 05:15

8. iushnt (Posts: 1558; Member since: 06 Feb 2013)


I could recommend you some fest custom Rom for tab 2

posted on 12 Mar 2016, 05:47

10. adecvat (Posts: 255; Member since: 15 Nov 2013)


Tab Pro 10 LTE still KitKat
Shamesung!

posted on 15 Mar 2016, 06:57

21. KONICHIWA-ANNYONG (Posts: 210; Member since: 24 Feb 2016)


Seriously, 'shamesung'?? Surely you have more creativity than a brick!

posted on 12 Mar 2016, 08:02 2

12. iLovesarcasm (Posts: 488; Member since: 20 Oct 2014)


Bought Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0 Jellybean 2 years ago, still Jellybean.

posted on 12 Mar 2016, 11:24 1

16. skips (Posts: 152; Member since: 04 Oct 2015)


idk where ur living but my note 8.0 is running 4.4.2

aaaaaand its stuck there forever.

posted on 12 Mar 2016, 07:54

11. adsg48 (Posts: 60; Member since: 18 Apr 2015)


Another Samsung Tab with so much similar specifications ...

posted on 12 Mar 2016, 08:39 2

13. DomSanity (Posts: 27; Member since: 13 Dec 2012)


I think Samsung already gave up on their Tablet line.. Sigh

posted on 12 Mar 2016, 10:19

15. bubbadoes (Posts: 815; Member since: 03 May 2012)


soon they will run out of room on their galaxy line of phones also. lets see what comes after 4 gigs of ram, 820 sdragon. edge. 1440 screen dustprroof. waterproof. always on. camera bump. 800 price tag. twiz. handwave gimmick feature. looking at screen gimmy feature. samsung pay loaded on top if android pay.

posted on 12 Mar 2016, 11:55

17. adsg48 (Posts: 60; Member since: 18 Apr 2015)


My Note Pro (Lollypop ) lags ... its screen flickering is annoying ...sometimes can't detect sim ... I tried tab S2 (9.7 inch) at a Samsung Store and it lags like a hell. Are there any such issues in Nexus 9? Android tablet space is suffering.

posted on 12 Mar 2016, 13:20

18. killer7D (Posts: 264; Member since: 18 Sep 2014)


I like Samsung tablets but i feel this one is overpriced!

posted on 12 Mar 2016, 19:38

20. BradyCrack (Posts: 510; Member since: 29 Dec 2015)


Or you could buy an iPad...

posted on 16 Mar 2016, 07:10

22. MDave (Posts: 115; Member since: 09 Apr 2015)


Not that I'm interested in a 7-inch tablet but this is virtually identical to the two-year old Tab 4. Sigh.

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