Saturday , June 9 2018

Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 and Galaxy Tab A coming to Vodafone

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Samsung’s latest foray into tablets is making its way to Vodafone, with the carrier announcing two new additions to its tablet range. Samsung’s Galaxy Tab S2 (9.7″ model) and Galaxy Tab A (8.0″ model) are now available from Vodafone on a range of data plans.

Vodafone’s Director of Sales, Ben McIntosh, told Ausdroid that the company was excited to be offering Samsung’s state of the art tablets to Australians who are consuming more data than ever, with mobile data downloads doubling year on year, according to recent Australian Bureau of Statistic figures:

The impressive hardware specs of these two tablets combined with a 4G plan and coverage on Vodafone’s fast 4G network offer customers plenty of possibilities such as gaming, watching movies and television shows, browsing the internet and much more.

Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 9.7 4G

Ausdroid has a Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 on the review bench, which Duncan will shortly be going through. For those unfamiliar, the Galaxy Tab S2 is a 9.7″ tablet featuring Samsung’s Super AMOLED display, Octa-core processor in a 5.6mm thick tablet form. Weighing in at just 392 grams, its nice, thin and light, and bound to be a worthy successor to last year’s Galaxy Tab S, which Jason grew quite fond of.

The plans start at $49 a month for 2.5GB of data, as set out in the table below:

Plan (24 months) Device per month Total per month Data Inclusion Total Min cost
$20 Mobile Broadband $29 $49 2.5GB $1,176
$30 Mobile Broadband $24 $54 4GB $1,296
$45 Mobile Broadband $23 $68 8GB $1,632
$65 Mobile Broadband $21 $86 12GB $2,064
$90 Mobile Broadband $16 $106 25GB $2,544
$140 Mobile Broadband $12 $152 50GB $3,648

Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 4G

The Galaxy Tab A is the next pricing tier down, featuring an 8″ display, 12 hour battery life and a slightly thicker, sturdier 7.5mm thick frame. Phil has taken a quick look at the Galaxy Tab A 8.0 which is quite informative.

The Galaxy Tab A 8.0 starts at just $36 per month for 2.5GB of data, as set out below:

Plan (24 months) Device per month Total per month Data Inclusion Total min cost
$20 Mobile Broadband $16 $36 2.5GB $864
$30 Mobile Broadband $12 $42 4GB $1,008
$45 Mobile Broadband $10 $55 8GB $1,320
$65 Mobile Broadband $8 $73 12GB $1,752
$90 Mobile Broadband $3 $93 25GB $2,232
$140 Mobile Broadband $0 $140 50GB $3,360

Both tablets are available now online at Vodafone’s online store, and in Vodafone stores and outlets.

Chris Rowland   Editor and Publisher

Chris has been at the forefront of smartphone reporting in Australia since smartphones were a thing, and has used mobile phones since they came with giant lead-acid batteries that were "transportable" and were carried in a shoulder bag. He saw the transition from AMPS to GSM, loved the Motorola StarTac, and got into Palm technologies in a big way. The arrival some years later of the original iPhone, and then the early Androids, awoke a new interest in mobile technology, and Chris has been writing about it since.

Today, Chris publishes one of Australia's most popular technology websites, Ausdroid. His interests include mobile (of course), as well as connected technology and how it can make all our lives easier.

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