Along with smartphone series, Samsung is also adding new tablet lineups and the Galaxy Tab A range is the first. The fresh portfolio has been officially launched by the South Korean company and Russia is on the receiving end of the two slates which offer 8-inch and 9.7-inch displays.
The new Samsung Galaxy Tab A series is a bit different from the original lineup. Of course, the new slates look just like any other tablet from the company, with a few visual changes to give them distinguishable features. The latest range basically shows a new direction for the OEM as they drop the standard wide-screen 16:9 layout for a more squarish 4:3 aspect ratio like what you’d find on the iPad.
The broader screens are great for reading and browsing websites, but watching movies formatted for 16:9 is where the downside is as the entire panel will not be used. Additionally, the Samsung tablets come with 64-bit processors based on the Cortex A53 design from ARM. The exact make and model of the SOC isn’t known as yet.
The Galaxy Tab A series will be just 7.5mm thin and offer visuals at 1024 x 768 pixel resolution. There will be 4G LTE connectivity and it looks like voice calling is also onboard as an earpiece is visible just above the display.
Samsung Galaxy Tab A specs:
– Android 5.0 Lollipop
– 64-bit Cortex A53 processor
– 8-inch and 9.7-inch 1024 x 768 pixel touchscreen
– 2MP front camera, 5MP rear shooter
– 4G w/ voice calling
– 4200mAh (8-inch), 6000mAh (9.7-inch) battery
SamMobile is reporting based on information provided by All About Phones that the Samsung Galaxy Tab A series will be priced at around €300 and go on sale in blue and gold colors later this year.