Samsung has apparently been making moves to update their tablet line-up with a new series called the Galaxy A and Galaxy A Plus. SamMobile has received some information regarding the specs of the tablets, and from the sounds of it, these will be classed as mid-range tablets.

There will apparently be two variants of the Tab A and Tab A Plus based on screen size: 8″ and 9.7″. The tablets will mostly share similar specs across the screen sizes, with the 8″ tablets receiving a 1.2GHz Quad Core Snapdragon 410 processor, while the 9.7″ tablets will receive a 1.2GHz Qualcomm APQ8016 processor. The 8″ tablets will have a screen resolution of 1024×768, but the resolution hasn’t been listed for the 9.7″ tablets.

Both tablets will come with 5MP Rear Camera and 2MP Front-Facing cameras and come with 16GB of internal storage. The 8″ tablets will have a 4,200 mAh battery, while the 9.7″ tablets will get a 6,000 mAh battery. The Tab A and Tab A Plus will be thin, not quite as thin as their Tab S cousins, but at 7.4mm, they’ll be no fatties.

There will be differences between the Galaxy Tab A and the Galaxy Tab A Plus tablets, with the Tab A receiving 1.5GB RAM, while the Tab A Plus will get 2GB. The extra memory may be for extra features with the Tab A Plus also coming with an S Pen, that’s right, the first non-Note series tablet with an actual S Pen.

As usual with the Samsung range there will be LTE and Wi-Fi variants, but availability will be based on region. Pricing and launch dates haven’t surfaced as yet, but with all this apparently finalised, it shouldn’t be long.

Source: SamMobile.
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John Smith

No, She’s right, it’s 2015 man, 1024×768 is laughable. It’s probably like that to hit a certain price point to compete with the really cheap tablets.


I’m not impressed with the leaked specs for the 8in tablet point to it having a low resolution.
1280×960 would have kept it to a 4:3 ratio screen, with the bonus that it then would have been natively able to play 720p video.


Surprise surprise. Jeni you would not have bought it anyway as there is always a problem.

Caleb Johns

I used an iPad 2 for three years and it had a resolution of 1024×768 and the resolution was never bad, a bit low for my liking but I never complained and its much brighter than my new iPad.