Samsung secretly announces the Galaxy Tab A in Russia

We told you the Galaxy Tab A and Tab A Plus tablet lineups were in the works, and Samsung has now announced the former at a press event in Russia. The Galaxy Tab A will be offered in 8-inch and 9.7-inch variants, and as we had confirmed in our exclusive leak, the tablets will have displays with a 4:3 aspect ratio. The Galaxy Tab A lineup will be priced at around Euro 300 and will be launched in blue and gold color variants sometime later this year.

The hardware on the Galaxy Tab A includes displays with a resolution of 1024×768 pixels, a Cortex-A53 processor clocked at 1.2GHz (most likely a Snapdragon 410), 4G connectivity, and 5-megapixel and 2-megapixel rear and front cameras. There’s also 16GB of expandable storage (up to 128GB), and a 4,200 mAh battery on the 8-inch model that should last for 10 hours. The 9.7-inch variant has two loudspeakers, though these will apparently not offer stereo sound. Everything is packed under bodies that are only 7.5 mm thick.

As can be seen in the pictures, the Galaxy Tab A tablets also seem to run on the latest version of TouchWiz (based on Android Lollipop), which Samsung says is less bloated and more optimized than previous versions. The 8-inch and 9.7-inch Tab A’s will go on sale in Russia next month; the 8-inch will be priced at around 16,990 – 18,990 rubles and 20,990 – 22,990 rubles for the Wi-Fi and LTE variants, while the 9.7-inch variants will cost around 20,990 – 22,990 rubles and 24,990 – 26,990 rubles for the Wi-Fi and LTE models.



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1 year 10 months ago

“Shhh! The TV will hear you!”


1 year 10 months ago

Nokia N1, Nexus 9 and Xiaomi MiPad are better alternatives.

johny jackson
1 year 10 months ago

What about making higher resolution without camera for good price?

1 year 10 months ago

Wow! Maybe htc exec was right about samsung only being in it for the Money. Too much unnecessary devices are being added.

1 year 10 months ago

Samsung is lost. It should be Called “Tab E”, the “Tab A” should follow the “A Series” design and have better specifications, including a better screen.

1 year 10 months ago

Plastic or metal? And, why would Samsung show the tab with am article about how their Televisions listen to you?

1 year 10 months ago

Plastic, metal for Tab S2…

1 year 10 months ago

Good god that looks ugly. It’s sad to see the death of the widescreen tablet, if you want to play games or watch tv/movies you are screwed.

1 year 10 months ago

MIllions of people use their iPad for those purposes.

But … 300 euro for a 1024×768 screen? Seriously Samsung?

johny jackson
1 year 10 months ago

As document reader, 4:3 ratio is good.
Price is very good.
But resolution is not good. It should be over 200ppi.

1 year 10 months ago

1024×768 really…..