Friday , March 23 2018

Samsung has quietly (or accidentally) released two new Android tablets onto their Australian site


We spotted two new tablets adorning Samsung’s Australian website today, the Galaxy Tab A (10.1″, WiFi) 2016 and Galaxy Tab A (7.0″, WiFi) 2016. The names are not all that awe inspiring and the tablets themselves are about the same. The Tab A line is Samsung’s affordable line with the two models coming in at $449.00 and $199.00 respectively, both models are showing as out of stock as we think this page may have gone up a little early.

The 10″ model looks to be a fairly capable device for the sub $500 price point offering Android 6.0, 2GB of RAM and 16GB of internal storage. The 7″ Model seems to be target at kids and offers 1.5GB RAM, Android 5.1 and only 8GB of internal storage, of with only 4.3GB of that user accessible. Both models include a Micros SD card but without adaptable storage, you’ll be limited in which apps can be offloaded to the SD card.

Check out the full specs here.

 Samsung Tab A (2016) 7.0 WiFiSamsung Tab A (2016) 10.1" WiFi
Screen size7.0-inch10.1-inch
Screen technologyLCDLCD
Resolution1,280 x 8001,920 x 1,200
Rear camera5.0MP8MP
Front camera2.0MP2MP
ChipsetExynos 7870
Core config1.3GHz x 4Octoa core 1.6 GHz
MicroSDYes, up to200GBYes, upt to 200GB
Battery4,000 mAh7,300 mAh
Battery removable
Android OSAndroid 5.1Android 6.0
Vendor skinSamsung UXSamsung UX
Dimensions186.9 x 108.8 x 8.7254.2 x 155.3 x 8.2 mm
  • Black
  • White
  • SIlver
  • Black
  • White
AccessoriesBook Cover

We’re not really expecting either of these devices to be in line for much in the way of ongoing updates, even security updates based on previous table update cycles, so if you’re not happy with them exactly as they are then perhaps you m,ay want to look else where. In the end, there are targeted at the affordable end of the market, it’s just a continuing shame that we can’t have affordable and secure Android hardware. All that said I would consider the 7″ model for my 4 year old, maybe.

Are you interested in a New galaxy Tab A? Let us know below.

Source: Samsung 1, and 2.

Duncan Jaffrey   Journalist

Duncan has been interested in technology since coding "Mary had a little Lamb" in Basic on his ZX Spectrum. A fan of all things Android, most days you'll find Duncan trawling the web for Android news or quietly editing away on Map Maker.

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3 Comments on "Samsung has quietly (or accidentally) released two new Android tablets onto their Australian site"

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I bought the Tab A6 T580 from the Goodguys on the weekend for my wife when they had the 20% off ebay sale so it’s no secret it’s been on the market for a while as I saw the same unit at JB HiFi. BTW you can overcome the adoptable storage issue.

Ausdroid Reader

We bought our son an inexpensive Android tablet with 8GB of storage and it is the biggest pain in the butt ever. I am forever removing some apps so we can load new ones, meanwhile some app updates are too big to be loaded at all. 32GB minimum for any device for me from now on.

Ausdroid Reader

Was hopeful for a 7″ tablet with mid range specs to replace my nexus 7 2013,but the resolution on that screen is too low 🙁 price point is amazing though.
Will keep on searching!

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