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The Samsung Galaxy Tab A Plus is a mid-range tablet with S Pen compatibility

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The Samsung Galaxy Tab A Plus is a mid-range tablet with S Pen compatibility
Back in February, word got out that Samsung is planning to launch a Galaxy Tab A version with S-Pen compatibility. As it turns out, the rumor was accurate, as it was recently discovered that Samsung has quietly launched the tablet, called the Galaxy Tab A Plus, in France.

The Samsung Galaxy Tab A Plus is now the first non-premium device to feature S Pen compatibility. Historically, Samsung launched S Pen smartphones and tablets under the Note branding, but it looks like the manufacturer could be planning to make the S Pen a differentiable feature for its mid-range and entry-level devices as well.

The Samsung Galaxy Tab A Plus comes with mediocre specs that include a 9.7-inch LCD panel with a resolution of 768 by 1024 pixels at a 4:3 aspect ratio, and Ziilabs ZMS-08 chipset that integrates a 1.2GHz quad-core processor. In the memory department, the Galaxy Tab A Plus features 2GB of RAM and 16GB of microSD-expandable internal storage. 

There are also a couple of cameras, although their efficiency will probably be somewhat limited by their resolutions, 5MP on the back, and 2MP on the front. All of these specs are powered by a 6,000mAh battery and are all neatly packaged in a body that measures 7.5mm across the waist. The Tab A Plus runs Android 5.0 Lollipop out of the box, with Samsung's own TouchWiz UI layered on top.

At the moment, we don't know when or if the Samsung Galaxy Tab A Plus will make it to US shores. In France, it is currently going for or €339, which converts to about $370.

source: Samsung

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posted on 24 Jul 2015, 05:51

1. NotAGeek (Posts: 279; Member since: 26 Jan 2014)

In Indonesia the original Tab A already had s pen

posted on 24 Jul 2015, 05:54

2. manojmcn (Posts: 625; Member since: 16 Jul 2015)

In Singapore, I see this tablet is sold as Tab A with S Pen. There is no mention of Plus anywhere.

posted on 24 Jul 2015, 06:13 2

3. Dr.SamX (Posts: 191; Member since: 19 Jan 2015)

What the hell is samsungflooding the market with mid-rage devices instead of just making a handful of really good products???

I want a 13" Android tablet with metal unibody!

posted on 24 Jul 2015, 16:09

5. Hitokage (Posts: 103; Member since: 01 Mar 2015)

Don't you think 13 inches is a biiiit too big? My laptop is 11 inches and I couldn't begin to imagine holding a tablet just this size, and I typically prefer large devices to small devices

posted on 24 Jul 2015, 07:06

4. hkxm8 (Posts: 64; Member since: 08 Apr 2012)

I'm sorry, but WTH. This tablet already sold in various country for 2 months, PA. Why so slow?

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