After the announcement today of two new Tab A series devices , the Samsung model tablet now includes four lines: the available Tab 3 Lite and Tab 4 devices with a screen diagonal from 7 to 10.1 inches, the flagship solutions Tab S (two models - 8, 4 inches and 10.1 inches) and two new Galaxy Tab A devices with a screen diagonal of 8 and 9.7 inches, which occupy an intermediate niche between budget and top models.
According to the results of research conducted by South Korean marketers, the average tablet owner most often uses his gadget to surf the Internet, work with mail, communicate on social networks, view interactive magazines and read books. Taking this information into account, Samsung has taken care to develop a new line of thin and light “Internet tablets” Galaxy Tab A with a long battery life.
Two new devices differ from all Samsung tablets by the aspect ratio of the display. Now it is 4: 3, and the screen resolution of both 8-inch and 9.7-inch models is 1024 × 768 pixels. Both devices use IPS-matrix.
Both models are equipped with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 quad-core processor (1.2 GHz), Adreno 306 video core, 2 GB of RAM and 16 GB of internal flash memory with the ability to install expansion cards. The resolution of the main camera is 5 megapixels, the front one is 2 megapixels. There are all modern wireless modules onboard, including LTE.
The thickness of the Galaxy Tab A is only 7.5 mm (the first-generation iPad Air has the same thickness), the weight of the 8-inch model is 320 grams, 9.7-inch is 457 grams. The housing is made of matte plastic. The capacity of the built-in batteries of tablet computers is 4200 mAh. According to company representatives, the battery life with active use will be almost 10 hours.
From the features of the devices, we note the simplified corporate TouchWiz interface (the same as in the new flagship smartphones Galaxy S6 / S6 Edge ), pre-installed Microsoft office suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote) with a year of free use, as well as 100 GB of OneDrive cloud storage.
The devices include parental controls with six profiles that will limit your child’s use of the tablet by blocking access to important applications. Samsung has not forgotten about the release of branded accessories: especially for the Galaxy Tab A, various covers, car holders, a USB hub, a wireless speaker, and even a separate mouse with a keyboard will be available.
In the sale of new devices will go in April at a price of 16 990 rubles. for the basic version of the younger 8-inch model. A 9.7-inch Galaxy Tab A with an integrated LTE module will cost 26,990 rubles. The buyer can choose one of three available body colors: blue, gray (in the photo) or white.