Samsung launches premium Galaxy Tab A(2016) with S Pen stylus
Samsung launches premium Galaxy Tab A(2016) with S Pen stylusSamsung South Korea (Official) Website

After weeks of rumours, Samsung finally pulled the wraps of the new Galaxy Tab A (2016) in South Korea on Tuesday.

The new Galaxy Tab A sports a 10.1-inch WUXGA TFT screen and runs Android 6.0 Marshmallow backed by Samsung's proprietary Exynos octa-core CPU, 3GB RAM, 32GB inbuilt memory, 8MP primary camera with LED flash on the back, a 2MP snapper on the front and a 7,300mAh battery.

It comes with S Pen stylus and supports numerous gesture controls, air command, S Memo, GIF animations with Smart Select, Air Command functions, Magnify, Translate, Samsung Notes, a new unified app allowing users to jot down handwritten notes, draw, or edit memos from one location, similar to Galaxy Note7.

Samsung Galaxy Tab A (2016) release and availability details:

The company has confirmed that the new Galaxy Tab A (2016) will be made available initially in the home market South Korea for 489,000 won (approx. $437/€389/Rs. 29,215).

There is no official word on when Samsung would release the Galaxy Tab A (2016) in other markets. But, going by the previous release patterns, it will be rolled in global regions including India in coming months.

Watch this space for more updates.

Key specifications of Samsung Galaxy Tab A (2016):

Model Samsung Galaxy Tab A (2016)
Display 10.1-inch WUXGA (1920x1200p) TFT IPS screen
OS Android 6.0 Marshmallow
Processor 1.66GHz Samsung Exynos 7870 octa-core CPU
RAM 3GB
Storage 32GB, expandable up to 256GB
Camera
  • Main: 8MP camera with LED flash, CMOS sensor, autofocus, full HD video recording
  • Front: 2MP camera with CMOS sensor
Battery 7,300mAh battery;
  • Internet usage hours (3G) (Hours): Up to 13
  • Internet time (LTE) (Hours): Up to 13
  • Internet usage hours (Wi-Fi) (Hours): Up to 14
  • Video Playback Time (Hours): Up to 13
  • Replaceable: no
  • Audio Playback Time (Hours): Up to 154
  • Continuous talk time (3G WCDMA) (Hours): Up to 43
  • Talk time (4G LTE) (Hours): Up to 49
Network 4G-LTE
Add-ons S Pen stylus, Bluetooth v4.2, Wi-Fi (802.11 a/b/g/n/ac; 2.4GHz & 5GHz), 3.5 mm audio jack, GPS/GLONASS/Beidu
S-Pen S Memo, GIF animations with Smart Select, Air Command functions, Magnify, Translate, Samsung Notes, a new unified app allowing users to jot down handwritten notes, draw, or edit memos from one location.
Dimensions 254.3 x 164.2 x 8.2 mm
Weight 558g
Colour Black
Price 489,000 won (approx. $437/€389/Rs. 29,215).
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