Sometimes it seems as if we forget that Android tablets actually exist, and at those times, Samsung comes along to release another tablet with an incomprehensible name just to remind us the market segment is still kicking along. What you see above is Samsung’s Galaxy Tab A 10.1 (2016), which has been leaked a little, but was made official yesterday.
Samsung’s Galaxy Tab A range has been around for a little while now, and seems to sell fairly well as a mid-range tablet. This year’s Galaxy Tab A is powered by an octa-core 1.6 GHz processor, an Exynos 7870 for the detail oriented, with 2GB RAM and 16GB built-in storage. The device does have MicroSD support, and likely it will take up to 256GB cards of the kind recently released by Samsung.
The specs otherwise are generally unremarkable, with an 8MP f/1.9 camera on the rear and a 2MP f/2.2 camera on the front that will perform well for selfies and video conferencing.
The tablet itself is 155.3 x 254.2 x 8.2mm and weighs just over half a kilo, with a giant 7,300 mAh battery in tow. The display is 10.1 inches (hence the name), with a resolution of 1200 x 1920 (around 224 ppi), powered by a PLS LCD capacitive touch screen (basically advanced IPS).
Two versions have been announced; a WiFi-only model which is €289, and a cellular model at €349. It’s likely this device will go on sale in Australia, but there’s no official timeframe or pricing at this point. The fanfare is usually saved for Galaxy S-range devices, so we’ll likely see a fairly low-key pricing announcement when the Galaxy Tab A comes here later this year.