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|
|Storage||32GB, expandable up to 256GB|
|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|
|Price||489,000 won (approx. $437/€389/Rs. 29,215).|