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

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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Galaxy Tab A (2016)
  • Display 7.0" 800 x 1280 pixels
  • Camera 5 MP / 2 MP front
  • Processor Samsung Exynos 3 Quad, Quad-core, 1300 MHz
  • Storage 8 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 4000 mAh

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22 Comments

1. Felix_Gatto

Posts: 942; Member since: Jul 03, 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.

5. KONICHIWA-ANNYONG unregistered

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.

6. KONICHIWA-ANNYONG unregistered

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

9. Felix_Gatto

Posts: 942; Member since: Jul 03, 2013

Two words you must learn: Viewing Distance.

19. KONICHIWA-ANNYONG unregistered

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?!

14. bubbadoes

Posts: 1225; Member since: May 03, 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.

2. GreekGeek

Posts: 1276; Member since: Mar 22, 2014

Overpriced for what it offers

3. horialin

Posts: 23; Member since: Jan 29, 2014

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

4. GreekGeek

Posts: 1276; Member since: Mar 22, 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

7. iushnt

Posts: 3122; Member since: Feb 06, 2013

I could recommend you some fest custom Rom for tab 2

8. iushnt

Posts: 3122; Member since: Feb 06, 2013

I could recommend you some fest custom Rom for tab 2

10. adecvat

Posts: 644; Member since: Nov 15, 2013

Tab Pro 10 LTE still KitKat Shamesung!

21. KONICHIWA-ANNYONG unregistered

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

12. iLovesarcasm

Posts: 589; Member since: Oct 20, 2014

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

16. skips

Posts: 481; Member since: Oct 04, 2015

idk where ur living but my note 8.0 is running 4.4.2 aaaaaand its stuck there forever.

11. adsg48

Posts: 79; Member since: Apr 18, 2015

Another Samsung Tab with so much similar specifications ...

13. DomSanity

Posts: 28; Member since: Dec 13, 2012

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

15. bubbadoes

Posts: 1225; Member since: May 03, 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.

17. adsg48

Posts: 79; Member since: Apr 18, 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.

18. killer7D

Posts: 551; Member since: Sep 18, 2014

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

20. BradyCrack

Posts: 835; Member since: Dec 29, 2015

Or you could buy an iPad...

22. MDave

Posts: 210; Member since: Apr 09, 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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