After originally being unveiled at the end of April, the new Samsung Galaxy Tab A is now available in Thailand.
The Galaxy Tab A is a mid range tablet which is available in either 8 or 9.7 inch variants.
With mid range pricing comes mid range specs and whilst the Galaxy Tab A probably won’t blow you away in terms of power or performance, Samsung’s latest offering is a solid option for anyone who is perhaps looking to upgrade from an older Samsung tablet or from something like Nexus 7, which has recently been discontinued.
Both devices have virtually the same specs which includes a 1.2GHz quad core processor with 2GB RAM.
There is also 16GB of internal memory which can be extended to 128GB via microSD.
As for camera, the Galaxy Tab A includes a 5MP rear facing shooter, with a 2MP camera on the front. Despite the difference in size, both variants include a 1024×768 display with an aspect ration of 4:3.
Due to its larger size, the Galaxy Tab A 9.7 includes a 6,000 mAh battery, whereas the Tab A 8.0 comes with a slightly smaller 4,200 mAh battery, which according to Samsung should offer about 11 hours of battery life.
Also, the 9.7 inch version includes an additional speaker at the bottom of the device.
As for features, like the previous devices in the Galaxy Tab series, these latest offerings are still geared towards productivity and multitasking. Preinstalled on the device is of course Samsung’s Multi Window, as well as the Android version of Microsoft Office, which gives you access to Word, Excel and PowerPoint. Also included out of the box is 100GB of cloud storage on OneDrive.
With regards to pricing in Thailand, the Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 is available for 12,900 THB, whilst the Galaxy Tab A 9.7 is a little more expensive at 14,900 THB.
The Samsung Galaxy Tab A comes with Android Lollipop 5.0.
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