Here is the Samsung Galaxy Tab A2 S in all its glory
by Cosmin Vasile / Sep 07, 2017, 9:46 PM
Samsung Galaxy Tab A2 S is an unannounced entry-level tablet aimed at children. Sadly, the slate was not introduced at the last Unpacked event where Samsung announced a couple of wearable devices, so we strongly believe the tablet will quietly make its debut on the market.
The budget-friendly tablet will come in two variations: Wi-Fi only and LTE. Both models will run Android 7.0 Nougat operating system right out of the box, but it's unlikely that they will receive any major updates in the future.
Specs-wise, the Galaxy Tab A2 S sports an 8-inch display with 1280 x 800 pixels resolution. The tablet will be equipped with a 1.4GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 425 processor, 2GB RAM, and 16GB expandable storage.
Two cameras will be included as well: an 8-megapixel rear-facing snapper and a secondary 5-megapixel selfie shooter. The slate will be powered by a 5,000 mAh battery and will feature a USB Type-C port as well.
Samsung Galaxy Tab A2 S is expected to cost around €200 in Europe, but the LTE model will sell for €100 more. Finally, the tablet will be available in two color options: black and gold.
- Display 8.0" 800 x 1280 pixels
- Camera 8 MP / 5 MP front
- Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 425, Quad-core, 1400 MHz
- Storage 16 GB + microSDXC
- Battery 5000 mAh(36h 3G talk time)
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Low end tablets are absolutely a waste of money. A good/great tablet may drain your pocket in the short term, but as a long term investment, is a much better deal overall. For example; Samsung's higher end tablets are probably the best tablets Android currently has to offer, with it's AMOLED screen and S Pen goodies. So, why not save up until such a tablet gets it's inevitable price cut instead of buying this? And no, this isn't a question directed at the specific demographic this product is necessarily made for, but something to ponder. Would you rather go low end in the short term to feel a specific role in your tech setup... or save and get something much better when it becomes more affordable?
posted on Sep 07, 2017, 10:02 PM 4
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I see the point you are making, but I disagree that cheap tablets are a waste of money. Most people feel that they don't really need a tablet at all, and of those that buy one, I'd venture that only a small percentage truly need a top end performer and spend that kind of money. Tablets in general are more of a niche thing, as most people with a laptop and a smartphone don't feel they need a tablet as well, not to mention a super expensive one. By offering a cheap alternative, it entices more people to buy one who otherwise maybe wouldn't have bought one at all. Take me for example. I have a Tab A 10.1 (2016) and it does the job very well for what I need, which is just as a portable Netflix and web browsing solution on a bigger screen for when I travel. When I'm at home, I literally use it only in bed for Reddit and light web browsing, as I have my desktop otherwise. I wouldn't have even bought mine if it wasn't on a really good sale, and the reviews all basically said that it's a great casual machine for web browsing. I literally bought mine as a media streaming device while flying and traveling, and I don't need a super powerful, high end tablet for that. For everything else, I use either my phone, or my computer. Now, would it be nice to have a more powerful tablet? Sure! Do most people need one, or wanna spend the money for that? Probably not, and I think the manufacturers see that as well. TL/DR: There is definitely a market for cheaper tablets, if not more so than for the high end/high price point ones.
posted on Sep 08, 2017, 12:00 AM 1
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How about those who want an affordable tablet, only bare minimum? Not all can afford a Tab S line or any high end tablet per se. Insert car logic, not everyone can afford a sports car but a buyer just needs to go from point a to point b. insert PC logic, not everyone can buy a top of the line i7 GTx1080 setup when one just needs to do Office stuff.
posted on Sep 08, 2017, 12:01 AM 1
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Since it's aimed at children it's fine. Not to many parents want to buy there kids a $500 on up tablet rr
posted on Sep 08, 2017, 12:15 AM 0
Posts: 1425; Member since: Mar 13, 2016
Just buy the 2017 iPad. Ipads last very long and iOS 11 will be awesome.
posted on Sep 08, 2017, 12:20 PM 0
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