Samsung has quietly launched their new line of Galaxy tablets in Australia, with JB Hifi announcing the new range of Galaxy Tab A tablets becoming available from Monday, the 25th of May next week.
The tablets are available in 8″ and 9.7″ screen sizes, with Wi-Fi and LTE models, with the LTE model coming with the vaunted Samsung S Pen. The LTE option only appears to be available with a 9.7″ screen, as no listing for an 8″ LTE mode has been announced. The Wi-Fi tablets are being offered in White, while the LTE model is being offered in Black – or Smoky Titanium as Samsung seems to have labelled it.
Spec wise, the tablets share the same relatively low 1024×768 resolution across both screen sizes, as well as the same Qualcomm processor, RAM and storage configs, as well as basic camera on front and rear. The 9.7″ LTE Model is the standout with the S Pen included, as well as the software enhancements to take advantage of it.
|Tab A 8″ Wi-Fi||Tab A 9.7″ Wi-Fi||Tab A 9.7″ LTE|
|Screen:||8″ 1024×768 PLS TFT||9.7″ 1024×768 PLS TFT|
|Processor:||1.2 GHz Quad-Core,
Qualcomm APQ 8016
|Storage:||16GB onboard storage
with microSD up to 128GB
|Camera:||5MP Rear Camera with
2MP Front-Facing Camera
|Connectivity:||802.11 a/b/g/n; 2.4GHz+5GHz, HT40
GPS, GLONASS, BAIDOU
|Battery:||4200mAh Li-Ion Battery
Up to 12 Hours Video Playback
|6000mAh Li-Ion Battery
Up to 14 Hours Video Playback
So far the tablets haven’t made it to the Samsung Australia website as yet, but should do by the time they go on-sale nest week. The tablets will be available in JB Hi-Fi – possibly in other retailers as well – from Monday the 25th of May.