Samsung unveils a couple of Galaxy Tab A tablets
Today Samsung officially announced the Galaxy Tab A series in Russia. The main highlights of the Samsung Galaxy Tab A tablet series include a 7.5-mm slim design, a metallic back cover, and a 4:3 display aspect ratio.
The Samsung Galaxy Tab A will be launched in two versions. One features an 8-inch display, while the other comes with a 9.7-inch display. The 8-inch Galaxy Tab A comes with hardware specs that include a display resolution of 1024 by 768 pixels, a 1.2GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 chip paired with 1.5GB of RAM, 16GB of integrated storage space, a microSD card slot that can work with cards of up to 128GB in size, a 5MP primary camera, a 2MP front-facing sensor, as well as a 4200 mAh battery. The 9.7-inch version maintains many of the features, such as the chip, the display resolution, and the cameras, but comes with 2GB of RAM and a larger 6000 mAh battery.
Both the 8-inch and the 9.7-inch Samsung Galaxy Tab A versions will feature optional LTE connectivity. In Russia, the two Galaxy Tab A tablets will launch in April at the following prices:
- 8-inch Galaxy Tab A WiFi-only: 17,000 - 19,000 rubles ($275 - $308 )
- 8-inch Galaxy Tab A LTE: 21,000 - 23,000 rubles ($340 - $373)
- 9.7-inch Galaxy Tab A WiFi-only: 21,000 - 23,000 rubles ($340 - $373)
- 9.7-inch Galaxy Tab A LTE: 25,000 - 27,000 rubles ($405 - $437)
Given the lackluster hardware specs, it looks like the Samsung Galaxy Tab A series is a bit overpriced. Then again, the prices could change when the Galaxy Tab A series reaches Western markets.