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

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


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


Specs-wise, there are no surprises if you've read out previous reports about the tablet. The Galaxy Tab A (2017) is an entry-level slate that sports an 8-inch display with 1280 x 800 pixels resolution.


On the inside, the tablet packs a 1.4GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 425 processor, coupled with 2GB RAM and 16GB expandable storage. The Galaxy Tab A (2017) has a decent 8-megapixel camera on the back and a secondary 5-megapixel selfie camera.


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



source: Samsung via Roland Quandt

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posted on 09 Sep 2017, 08:38

1. GreenMan (Posts: 1884; Member since: 09 Nov 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!

posted on 09 Sep 2017, 09:10

2. BuffaloSouce (Posts: 383; Member since: 01 May 2017)


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

posted on 09 Sep 2017, 10:10 2

4. kiko007 (Posts: 5733; Member since: 17 Feb 2016)


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

posted on 09 Sep 2017, 11:29 1

5. BuffaloSouce (Posts: 383; Member since: 01 May 2017)


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.

posted on 09 Sep 2017, 11:41 1

6. kiko007 (Posts: 5733; Member since: 17 Feb 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.

posted on 09 Sep 2017, 13:01

8. BuffaloSouce (Posts: 383; Member since: 01 May 2017)


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

posted on 10 Sep 2017, 04:06

10. AmashAziz (Posts: 1602; Member since: 30 Jun 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.

posted on 10 Sep 2017, 20:32

12. Boybawang (Posts: 163; Member since: 02 Jun 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.

posted on 09 Sep 2017, 09:55

3. DRS1977 (Posts: 541; Member since: 27 May 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.

posted on 09 Sep 2017, 11:54

7. cmvrgr (Posts: 36; Member since: 16 Aug 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.

posted on 10 Sep 2017, 04:02 1

9. AmashAziz (Posts: 1602; Member since: 30 Jun 2014)


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

posted on 10 Sep 2017, 05:28

11. pacattack81 (Posts: 127; Member since: 08 Dec 2016)


You can get more for the same price from Asus and Huawei. The Asus Zenpad 3s has a 2K screen, more ram, better processor and 9.7inches for the same price. The Zenpad S8 is $100 less and has a 2k screen as well. RAM and processor is probably about the same as this Samsung one. You need at least a 1080p display on a tablet or it just doesn't look as crisp.

posted on 11 Sep 2017, 03:14

13. MarvzIsFallen (Posts: 64; Member since: 11 Aug 2017)


Another garbagefrom samsung!

posted on 12 Sep 2017, 10:42

14. zaza991988 (Posts: 13; Member since: 27 Aug 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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