Samsung has officially launched its latest budget tablet, the Galaxy Tab A (2017), in India today. This mid-range tablet is the successor to the last year’s Galaxy Tab A (2016). This tablet was first unveiled last month in Vietnam. It features an 8-inch WXGA LCD display with a resolution of 1280×800 pixels. The whole package is covered in a metal unibody and the tablet runs Android 7.1.1 out-of-the-box with the Samsung Experience 8.5 user interface.
Samsung Galaxy Tab A (2017): Price in India & availability
Inside the Galaxy Tab A (2017) is a Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 425 SoC offering a clock speed of 1.4GHz. The tablet packs 2GB of RAM, 16GB internal storage, and provides an option of expandable storage up to 256GB using a microSD slot. As far as the imaging is concerned, there’s an 8-megapixel rear-facing camera with f/1.9 aperture and LED flash, whereas at the front-facing camera is a 5-megapixel shooter. Dimensions-wise it measures up to 212.1 x 124.1 x 8.9mm in and weighs around 364 grams.Connectivity-wise you get 4G LTE support with support for voice and video calling, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n 2.4 + 5GHz HT40, Bluetooth 4.2, GPS, GLONASS, BDS, USB 2.0 port, and a 3.5mm audio jack. The whole package is powered by a 5000mAh non-removable battery. The company claims that it can last up to 14 hours while playing back videos continuously.
Samsung Galaxy Tab A (2017): Specifications
- Display: 8-inch WXGA TFT display with 1280 × 800 pixel resolution
- Software: Android 7.1.1 Nougat with Samsung Experience 8.5 UI
- Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 425 chipset with Adreno 308 GPU
- Memory: 2GB
- Storage: 16GB on-board storage, expandable up to 256GB via microSD card slot
- Cameras: 8-megapixel rear-facing camera with F/1.9 aperture, LED flash, 5-megapixel front-facing camera
- Connectivity: 4G LTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n 2.4 + 5GHz HT40, Bluetooth 4.2 and GPS + GLONASS/Beidou, USB 2.0 port, 3.5mm jack
- Dimensions: 212.1 x 124.1 x 8.9 mm
- Weight: 364 grams
- Battery: 5000mAh
- Colours: Black and Gold