[EXCLUSIVE] Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.5 to be launched in India for Rs. 30,000

A few days ago, Samsung announced the release of two new tablets namely the Galaxy Tab A 10.5 and the Galaxy Tab S 10.5. The former is a budget device that is ideal for people not wanting to spend too much on a tablet and the latter is Samsung’s annual flagship tablet.

Today, we have information that the Galaxy Tab A will release in India for Rs. 30,000. It is the LTE-ready variant of the tablet bearing model number SM-T595NZBA. We can expect the WiFi-only variant to hit the market soon as well. Now, let’s take a look at what you get with the Galaxy Tab A 10.5

Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.5: Specifications

The Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.5 comes with a 10.5-inch IPS LCD panel with a resolution of 1200 x 1920 pixels, 16:10 ratio (~216 ppi density). Considering that this is a low-cost alternative to the Tab S4, it is understandable why Samsung didn’t include a super AMOLED panel with this. The only foreseeable advantage of opting for an LCD panel is better viewing angles and significantly lower risks of burn-in.

The primary camera is 8-megapixels (f/1.9), and the secondary camera is 5-megapixels (f/2.2). Both cameras can record 1080p video at up to 30fps. Tablets aren’t used extensively for photography, so its ok if their camera prowess is low. A slightly better secondary camera would have been nice, considering that a lot of people will use it for video calls.

At the heart of the Galaxy Tab A 10.5 lies an octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 450 SoC clocked at 1.8GHz coupled with an Adreno 506 GPU. A Snapdragon 6xx series SoC would have been much better as it would do a better job. There is only one variant of the tablet with 3GB of RAM and 32GB of internal storage.

Lastly, the tablet will be powered by a 7,300mAh battery compatible with fast charge. Other features include support for 802.11 b/g/n/ac WiFi, Bluetooth 4.2, GPS and a USB Type C port for charging and data transfer. It will run Android Oreo 8.1 out of the box customized with Samsung Experience 9.0 on top. Like its predecessors, the tablet will ship with standard features such as Kids Mode which allows parents to better monitor their kids’ online activity and regulate their tablet time.

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