Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 and Tab A 9.7 will be launched in the US on May 1

Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 and Tab A 9.7 will be launched in the US on May 1
Samsung today announced that it's bringing its latest tablets, the Galaxy Tab A 8.0 and Galaxy Tab A 9.7, to the US. Initially unveiled in Europe, the two devices will be launched Stateside on May 1, with pre-orders available as of today, April 20.

Customers will be able to find the new slates at Amazon, Best Buy, HH Gregg, and other locations, in three color versions: Smoky Blue, Smoky Titanium, and White. The Galaxy Tab A 8.0 is priced at $229.99, while the Galaxy Tab A 9.7 is a bit more expensive, costing $299.99.

Both the Tab A 8.0 and Tab A 9.7 are 7.4mm-thin, run Android 5.0 Lollipop, and sport displays with 768 x 1024 pixels and 4:3 aspect ratios. They are powered by quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 processors, also offering 5 MP rear cameras, 2 MP front-facing cameras, 1.5 GB of RAM, and 16 GB of expandable storage space. Moreover, the devices come with Microsoft Office for Android, and 100 GB of free storage space on OneDrive for 2 years. The Galaxy Tab A 9.7 has a 6000 mAh battery, while the Galaxy Tab A 8.0 comes with a smaller, 4200 mAh battery.

Starting May 17, customers will be able to get a Galaxy Tab A 9.7 with S Pen. This will be more expensive than the regular version of the slate, costing $349.99.

So, who's looking forward to buying a Samsung Galaxy Tab A?


sources: Samsung, Business Wire

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17 Comments

1. DR1977

Posts: 45; Member since: Feb 20, 2015

These are okay, but I'm waiting for the Tab S2. Does anyone know the dimensions of these compared to the rumored Tab S2?

2. Neros

Posts: 1016; Member since: Dec 19, 2014

It's 2015 and they offer us 768 x 1024 in a freaking tablet, meanwhile phones roll with QHD. Simply briliant...

8. Fallen1

Posts: 288; Member since: Nov 14, 2014

But when they do offer FHD and 2GB or ram you have to pay out the a** for it....

10. gaming64 unregistered

Just get an iPad Air(1st gen) or a Nexus.

12. sprockkets

Posts: 1612; Member since: Jan 16, 2012

A tablet with decent specs with that resolution costs $80 at Sams club. Has that intel chip in it. Seriously it seems no one wants to make a great android tablet without crap. Even Win8 is starting to look decent now...

3. DR1977

Posts: 45; Member since: Feb 20, 2015

Can you guys at Phonearena please put the dimensions of this this thing in the Size Comparison tool please. Also the Tab S2?

4. bubbadoes

Posts: 1225; Member since: May 03, 2012

waiting for the edge variant. yawnnnn

11. yuepc000

Posts: 16; Member since: Feb 15, 2013

Yeah, a Tab Edge with a fast processor and LTE would be my cup of tea.

5. fzacek

Posts: 2486; Member since: Jan 26, 2014

Those display resolutions are just horrible, even for $200 tablets...

6. MDave

Posts: 210; Member since: Apr 09, 2015

You can get Apple's iPad Mini with 2048x1536 screen for £299. Samsung be crazy.

7. vincelongman

Posts: 5723; Member since: Feb 10, 2013

Bad comparison since this Tab A 8.0 is $230, which is about £155 (almost half price) Wait for the Tab S2 8.0 for a proper comparison

16. MDave

Posts: 210; Member since: Apr 09, 2015

Sorry, I meant $299 which is the price of the iPad Mini 2, identical to the 3 except for the fingerprint scanner. Horrible value whatever way you look at it.

17. vincelongman

Posts: 5723; Member since: Feb 10, 2013

Good point, I have a iPad Mini 2 myself, would definitely prefer mine to this I'd even prefer a 2013 Nexus 7 to this one

9. gaming64 unregistered

Samsung is trying too hard too make an iPad. I mean look! They made a tablet with 4:3 aspect ratio and placed the SAME specs that are on iPads. Samsung should stop flooding the market with crap.

15. iushnt

Posts: 3122; Member since: Feb 06, 2013

U seem to love ipad a lot..

13. ThePython

Posts: 902; Member since: May 08, 2013

$300 for a 768 x 1024 display? Seriously?

14. kotan24

Posts: 311; Member since: Oct 29, 2012

$50 dollars more for an s-pen and that crappy resolution? Lol

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