The Galaxy Tab A (2017) just went official in Vietnam. It’s a mid-range tablet with a metal body and price tag of VND 6,490,000 (about $285). It’s available for purchase from retail stores across the country. It features an 8-inch TFT screen, a quad-core processor, 2GB RAM, 16GB internal storage, a microSD card slot, and a 5,000 mAh battery.
The tablet runs Android 7.1 out of the box. The Galaxy Tab A (2017) also features an 8-megapixel rear-facing camera with autofocus, f/1.9 aperture, LED flash, 1080p video recording, and an HDR Pro mode. The front-facing camera has a resolution of 5 megapixels. Connectivity features include LTE, GPS, GLONASS, BeiDou, dual-band Wi-Fi b/g/n, Wi-Fi Direct, Bluetooth 4.2, microUSB 2.0 port, and a 3.5mm headphone jack.
There’s also something called a Home Mode on the Galaxy Tab A (2017), which shows useful information such as calendar, date, time, weather, and rotates wallpapers intelligently when it’s being charged. The tablet comes packed with a 5,000 mAh battery, and the company claims that it can last up to 15 hours of Internet usage over LTE or Wi-Fi. The device could be launched in other markets over the next few weeks.