Samsung Galaxy Tab A 7.0 2016 now available
Available starting today in most European regions, the Galaxy Tab A 7.0 2016 Edition carries a 7-inch HD resolution (1280 x 800) display and measures just 186.9 x 108.8 x 8.7 mm with a weight of 283 grams. Internal storage tops out at 8 GB and the system runs Android 5.1 Lollipop as standard. There is no word on potential updates to Android 6.0 Marshmallow, but the chances of an official update are unlikely given the budget class of the device. Color options include Black and White.
The core hardware of the tablet is an unspecified 1.3 GHz quad-core SoC with 1.5 GB RAM and MicroSD support up to 200 GB. Rear and front cameras are 5 MP and 2 MP, respectively.
Communication and interfaces include 802.11 b/g/n (2.4 GHz only), Wi-Fi Direct, Bluetooth 4.0, and a USB 2.0 port. The internal 4000 mAh battery is rated for up to 9 hours of video playback.
The Galaxy Tab A 7.0 2016 follows on the footsteps of the much older Galaxy Tab 3 7.0 that launched three years ago with weaker hardware and a higher starting price of just under 200 Euros. The Samsung tablet competes against the Nexus 7 2013, which is still one of the best Android tablets available for the screen size and price. Amazon recently jumped several spots to become one of the world's largest tablet providers with its similar lineup of very inexpensive offerings.