7-inch Samsung Galaxy Tab A is leaked: improved display but no S Pen

7-inch Samsung Galaxy Tab A is leaked: improved display but no S Pen
We're not that far from Mobile World Congress now, and while Samsung's Galaxy S7 and S7 edge are the subjects of particular excitement, Sammy will have a few other exciting announcements up its sleeve. In the tablet department, we've already heard that a refresh to the Tab S2 range could be on the cards, and now, a new 7-inch version of the Galaxy Tab A has been leaked. Notably, the slate looks set to lose its S Pen and could gain an improved resolution display, though the specs will remain relatively modest. 

German blog WinFuture, the source of many a leak in recent times, has the scoop on the new Galaxy Tab A 7.0. Under the hood, it's expected to pack Samsung's own quad-core Exynos 3475 clocked at 1.3 GHz, accompanied by 1.5 gigs of RAM and a 4000 mAh battery. Though a slight performance bump compared with preexisting members of the Tab A series, it's still fairly standard mid-range fare. 

The 7-inch display looks poised to boast an 800 x 1280 resolution. While it's not full HD, it's not a terrible-sounding offer for a middle of the road slab, and it is, at least, an improvement on earlier Galaxy Tab A models. Currently, this particular product line is occupied by versions with 8.0-inch and 9.7-inch displays, though it's not known whether Samsung plans to make any changes to either. 

The Wi-Fi edition is said to carry the model number SM-T280, while a further LTE variant (SM-T285) will also be available. As with most of Samsung's upcoming products, a March / April release is being suggested, though we should know more on the other side of Samsung Unpacked on Feb 21st

The Wi-Fi model should arrive at the equivalent of $189, which seems quite an attractive price. Those seeking LTE will have to stump up quite a bit more, though, with the cellular edition expected to retail at around $245. 



1. SenorThrottles

Posts: 284; Member since: Dec 23, 2015

Honestly $189 is still way too expensive for those specs... it should cost $99.

2. Zack_2014

Posts: 677; Member since: Mar 25, 2014

Lol I bet you to sell at those prices if you owned Samsung. Easier said than done.

8. PopeFrancis

Posts: 110; Member since: Aug 05, 2014

I agree, way too expensive. 199 get you a much nicer NVIDIA Shield K1.

3. Elfmonster unregistered

Who is the target demo for this phone with the right screen size but basement specs?

4. ibend

Posts: 6747; Member since: Sep 30, 2014

didnt samsung already have small tablet with minimum spec that priced below $200 for years? o.O and their target remain the same, its for student and basic user and they already have galaxy tab S and tab pro (with s-pen) for advance user

5. Neros

Posts: 1016; Member since: Dec 19, 2014

Low-end garbage that should've cost 89 bucks.

6. tiara6918

Posts: 2263; Member since: Apr 26, 2012

I'm guessing samsung will only be updating the tab s2 this year and still keep the tab e and tab a the same

7. CX3NT3_713

Posts: 2361; Member since: Apr 18, 2011

Ughhh!! It's hideous

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