Samsung Galaxy Tab A (2017) goes official with 8” display, metal design, and 5000mAh battery

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Samsung today quietly announced the Galaxy Tab A (2017) in Vietnam. It has been priced at 6490000 VND in Vietnam, which converts to roughly Rs.18,200. The tablet is available in two color options  – Black and Gold. No word yet on when the tablet will be launched in other markets around the world.

Galaxy Tab A (2017)

The Galaxy Tab A (2017) may not be a high-end tablet, but similar to its recent mid-range smartphones, Samsung is using a premium metal design that makes it look a lot more premium than mid-range Galaxy tablets of the past. It features an 8-inch TFT LCD display with 1280 x 800 WXGA resolution, giving it a pixel density of 188 pixels per inch. The tablet is powered by Qualcomm’s quad-core Snapdragon 425 chipset clocked at 1.4 GHz with an Adreno 308 GPU. Qualcomm Snapdragon 425 is actually a slightly dated processor that is manufactured on a 28nm process, which basically means it isn’t as efficient as newer Snapdragon 400 and 600 series processors. That said, you shouldn’t worry about battery stamina too much, as Samsung has equipped the Galaxy Tab A (2017) with a decent 5000mAh capacity battery. Samsung in fact claims the tablet provides up to 14 hours of video playback time. The quad-core SoC has been coupled with 2GB of RAM and 16GB of internal memory, which can be expanded further up to 256GB with a microSD card.

The tablet sports an 8MP snapper at the rear, paired with an f/1.9 aperture lens and an LED flash. For video calls, it features a 5MP resolution camera on the front. Connectivity features offered by the Galaxy Tab A (2017) include Wi-Fi a/b/g/n dual-band, Bluetooth 4.2 Low Energy, GPS with GLONASS, ANT+, Micro USB 2.0, BeiDou, NFC, and 4G LTE with voice calling support. It measures 212.1 x 124.1 x 8.9mm and weighs in at 364 grams. Moving on to software, the new tablet runs Android 7.1 Nougat out of the box with Samsung’s custom Android skin on top.

[Via: Roland Quandt]

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