Samsung Galaxy Tab A (2016) with S Pen goes official

As expected, Samsung has just unveiled the S Pen version of its Galaxy Tab A (2016) tablet. We've already reported about the company's upcoming slate a few times, which is why we expected the Galaxy Tab A (2016) with S Pen to make it official very soon.

Well, today is the day that customers who wanted a Galaxy Note 7 S Pen would be added to a tablet to have their wish come true. The Galaxy Tab A (2016) with S Pen has been officially introduced in South Korea where it costs $440, but it's unclear whether or not the tablet will be launched in other countries as well and how much it will cost.

The good news is we now know everything about the new Galaxy Tab A (2016) tablet when it comes to specs, so if you're considering getting one here is what you need to know.

First of all, the tablet sports a 10.1-inch full HD (1080p) display. Also, the Galaxy Tab A (2016) with S Pen is powered by a decent octa-core Exynos 7870 processor clocked at 1.6GHz.

This seems like a mid-range tablet rather than a high-end slate embedded with the latest technologies available on the market. As such, Samsung included 3GB of RAM and 32GB of storage, which can be further expanded up to 256GB via microSD card.

The tablet comes with 4G LTE support as well and it's powered by a large 7,300 mAh battery, which is rated by Samsung for up to 14 hours of average use. There's also an 8-megapixel camera on the back with LED flash, as well as a secondary 2-megapixel snapper in the front.

As the name suggests, the slate includes Galaxy Note 7's S Pen, which means it will come advanced software features specifically created to be used with this small device.

Obviously, the Galaxy Tab A (2016) with S Pen will ship with Android 6.0 Marshmallow right out of the box, but let's not rule out an Android 7.0 Nougat update in the future, even though Samsung has yet to upgrade any of its devices to the latest version of the OS.



1. iDing-Dong unregistered

Awesome! I need couple for my kids.

2. FBIsurveilance

Posts: 43; Member since: Aug 10, 2014

It got a decent internal. Unlike the old Tab A with S Pen that's only 1024*768 and double the RAM and storage to bot

3. BradyCrack

Posts: 835; Member since: Dec 29, 2015

Good budget tablet.

4. willywanta

Posts: 502; Member since: Jun 04, 2014

I really need a tablet with stylus. I once had the galaxy note 8.0 and it was very good. Samsung never release the upgrade version which is sad. 10 inch tablet is too big for me. 7"-8" tablet with 1080p screen (at least) with a stylus is ideal for me. Note series are awesome. But i find the screen too small for note taking or doodling or making sketches.

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