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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