Samsung and LEGO unveil the obsolete, overpriced NINJAGO MOVIE Edition tablet for kids

Not all tablets launched in the US are meant to compete with Apple's iPad (regardless of the model). As a matter fact, any Android tablet that's priced to sell for less than $300 will surely have a much easier time avoiding any competition from Apple.

Still, launching a tablet with specs that make it look like a three-year-old product is not alright, even if it's positioned in the low-end tier price-wise. That being said, it appears that Samsung and LEGO have teamed up to launch a tablet aimed at kids.

The so-called NINJAGO MOVIE Edition tablet can now be pre-ordered in the US via Samsung's online store for $149.99. According to the listing on the webstore, the tablet will ship in the week of October 8.

Now, let's talk a little bit about what the Galaxy Kids tablet has to offer in terms of specs. Well, first of all, the slate runs Android 4.4 KitKat right out of the box, the OS version launched by Google about 3 years ago.

It's got a 1.3GHz quad-core Spreadtrum SC8830 processor, 1GB RAM and 8GB expandable storage (up to 32GB via microSD card). The 7-inch display features 1024 x 600 pixels resolution and there's also a 2-megapixel camera on the back side.

The slate does not come with cellular connectivity, but there is Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 4.0 support inside, along with microUSB 2.0 and a decent 3,600 mAh battery that should offer around 8 hours of juice.

Ok, so The LEGO NINJAGO MOVIE tablet made by Samsung is not one of its best products, but what makes it worse is the fact that this is a rebranded Galaxy Tab E Lite 7.0 tablet. Samsung US is still selling the latter for just $99.99, so you'll probably be better off buying this one if you don't care about design.

The LEGO NINJAGO MOVIE tablet comes with a special case that allows you to customize its look by adding and swapping various character pieces that appear in the movie. Apparently, that case costs 50 bucks, a well worth investment if it makes your kid happy, right?

source: Samsung




Posts: 134; Member since: Feb 21, 2016

A totally stupid launch. Google should prevent something like this (incidentally, no device with Android Nougat should be released today). It is basically a successor to the Galaxy Tab 3 Kids, but that came very late (interestingly, rather than being used as the basis of the Galaxy Tab 4, Samsung uses Galaxy Tab 3 Lite Value Edition, which in some countries came as Galaxy Tab E 7.0 or Galaxy Tab E Lite). If at least the tablet used were Galaxy Tab A 7.0 or Galaxy Tab A 8.0 (2017) ...

15. firebird820

Posts: 157; Member since: Jan 01, 2017

Are you serious? It's not like the four year olds who are using this tablet are going to use it for anything else than watching videos and playing simple games. This article is complete crap. Of course it has specs from last year, why would you buy a $350 tablet for your kid just so they can use it to watch videos and play developmental games? This obviously has a market.I challenge you to tell me; what other tablet is there in this market, in direct competition to this? At least they're thinking about their consumers and what they actually want, unlike some other manufacturers. If Apple came out with a tablet just like this, the review would be praising it in every aspect... It's called phone arena. Why don't you just change it to Apple Arena because every single Android on here has gotten a very biased review.

14. Kil4thril

Posts: 80; Member since: Oct 05, 2016

Just showed this to my 9 and 7yo boys. They both want the case for their hand-me-downs down Note 2 and 4

13. BuffaloSouce unregistered

People don't realize its a tablet is not supposed to be some super spec high definition tablet, the starting age for the user is 3 years... Believe it or not, Best Buy runs out if these tablets alot more than higher end tablets.

11. Sammy_DEVIL737

Posts: 1529; Member since: Nov 28, 2016

This is a troll done by Samsung & LEGO to every children who will get this. I will buy iPad 2 over this s**t any day.

17. firebird820

Posts: 157; Member since: Jan 01, 2017

It's literally designed for 3 year olds. It's not supposed to have flagship specs and play 4k games.

10. PhoneInQuestion

Posts: 496; Member since: Aug 20, 2017

Lol. Doesn't Epik Learning Company make at the very least Android 6.0 kids tablets? Using 4.4.4 is like putting the crappiest two stroke combustion engine in a Prius. What's the goddamn point?

9. ibend2

Posts: 159; Member since: Mar 16, 2016

1. Get too much unsold $99 tablet on warehouse 2. Give it nasty looking case 3. Sell it to kids 4. ... 5. Profit spec-wise, it should be fine to run all those 2D mini-games designed for toddlers, and it can help to teach about patience to youngster (lol)

6. Plasticsh1t

Posts: 3109; Member since: Sep 01, 2014

149.99$ for this junk is a crime. What were they thinking?

5. mikehunta727 unregistered

What a PoS... and why is it shipping with 4.4.4? Massive security risk for children especially

4. nebula

Posts: 1009; Member since: Feb 20, 2015

This is crime and criminals will be punished.

3. mudcat626

Posts: 232; Member since: Jul 13, 2016

I can't believe Lego would go in on a venture with Samsung. That tablet is pitiful, Lego you are sullying your name being associated with Samsung.....

2. poptart574

Posts: 223; Member since: Feb 29, 2016

Will pre order. Nice find

1. kiko007

Posts: 7526; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

This thing is absolutely dreadful in just about every facet. Giving this to a child should be considered some form of obscure mental torture, subject to child protective laws. Take note parents and/or future parents: Instead of buying cheap shitty products for your child, hand them your old gadgets instead. Hand-me-down flagships are going to give kids a much better experience, and will likely keep them from giving you the "Fuck you Trevor" look after handing them this PoS.

7. HansP

Posts: 542; Member since: Oct 16, 2011

Today's 1 point question is; toys for kids are made from...? a) easily breakable glass and bendable aluminium b) unicorn dust c) durable plastic The correct answer will clearly surprise you.

8. kiko007

Posts: 7526; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

I don't give a damn what it's made of on the outside, as long as it isn't garbage on the inside. (Life lesson time kids: that phrase I used above... is gonna apply to numerous circumstances for you! Remember it... trust me.)

12. BuffaloSouce unregistered

Samsung Kids tablets is designed for starting age of 3 years you idiot. Its not meant to be some flagship designed for streaming and heavy graphic gaming.

16. firebird820

Posts: 157; Member since: Jan 01, 2017

This tablet is literally designed for 3 year olds. It's not supposed to have flagship specs and play 4k games. It's perfect for what it will be used for.

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