Samsung Galaxy Tab A (2017) goes official with 8-inch display, 5,000 mAh battery

As expected, Samsungquietly introduced its budget-friendly Galaxy Tab A (2017) tablet.Despite rumors suggesting the slate will be launched on the market asSamsung Galaxy Tab A2 S, the South Korean company chose another name,at least in some regions.

Specs-wise, there are nosurprises if you've read out previous reports about the tablet. TheGalaxy Tab A (2017) is an entry-level slate that sports an 8-inchdisplay with 1280 x 800 pixels resolution.

On the inside, the tabletpacks a 1.4GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 425 processor, coupledwith 2GB RAM and 16GB expandable storage. The Galaxy Tab A (2017) hasa decent 8-megapixel camera on the back and a secondary 5-megapixelselfie camera.

Samsung included agenerous 5,000 mAh battery inside and Android 7.1 Nougat is runningon board. For those interested in a cheap tablet, the Galaxy Tab A (2017) costs just $285, but it's only available in Vietnam for thetime being.

source: Samsung via Roland Quandt

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Galaxy Tab A 8.0 (2017)
  • 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)



1. GreenMan

Posts: 2698; Member since: Nov 09, 2015

Ah! 285 Bucks, eh? Why not get an Amazon Tablet (preferably 5th generation) for mere 50 Bucks and flash an extremely lightweight AOSP Nexus ROM? This ROM is so lightweight that it doesn't even comes with a camera app! Oh well, G'Day!

2. BuffaloSouce unregistered

Because this is a tablet aimed for kids....

4. kiko007

Posts: 7507; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

Nobody in their right mind would pay 285 bucks for a tablet aimed at children. Especially one with such a crap specs sheet.

5. BuffaloSouce unregistered

If someone is buying a tablet for children, they're not looking at the specs, only a spec monkey like you will, they're just want to know if it'll play games and videos.

6. kiko007

Posts: 7507; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

So you can play games on an SD425 with only two gigs of RAM and save the necessary media on 16 GB of ROM? Better yet, you'd pay $285 for this s**t... to give to a child?!?! You're gonna ruin that kid's tech experience by handing him/her this piece of junk.

8. BuffaloSouce unregistered

Media can always be saved to an SD card and yes you can play children games with a sd425 and 2gb of ram. We're not talking about intensive gaming. If I have kids they will make due with what they get because my kid isn't going to become brain dead by having a screen in their face all day. Judging by your characteristics, your child will most likely become a basement dweller attempting to troll comment sections

10. AmashAziz

Posts: 2934; Member since: Jun 30, 2014

Every kid doesn't wanna play flappy bird all day. These days 10 year old kids are champs at games like Asphalt 8 and real racing 3. So you are better off buying them a proper machine that won't lag all day.

12. Boybawang

Posts: 205; Member since: Jun 02, 2013

A true story. My 8 year old girl bangs her tablet whenever the game hangs (due to low specs tablet) and her 5 year old cousin just bended her own tablet due to irritation that Minecraft Lagged. Children need faster specs than we do because they are the ones who are playing games.

3. DRS1977

Posts: 679; Member since: May 27, 2015

Not sure how much it will cost in the U.S., but you can get an S2 all day long on Craigslist for $250 and under. I saw a 9.7 S2 on CL for $150 the other day.

7. cmvrgr

Posts: 45; Member since: Aug 16, 2013

This tablet is ridicules. We need one 8" with flaship specs with dual sim LTE support that will be a giant phablet not the 6.2" of note 8 that is ridiculously small for many avery day tasks and workflows.

9. AmashAziz

Posts: 2934; Member since: Jun 30, 2014

You could buy the new 9.7inch iPad with an A9 CPU and retina display for $30 more.....

13. MarvzIsFallen

Posts: 646; Member since: Aug 11, 2017

Another garbagefrom samsung!

14. zaza991988

Posts: 15; Member since: Aug 27, 2014

This is horribly priced. for 330$ and sometimes for 300$ when on sale, you can get an iPad 2017 with a very fast A9 processor, and significantly better speed, larger storage, with Apple track of excellent software updates. This is even expensive for 170$ tablet.

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