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Samsung has officially unveiled the latest version of its Galaxy Tab A and features entry-level specifications for the budget tablet market. Since it’s meant to be a cheap Android tablet, the specifications are the low-end hardware.
The processor used here is the Snapdragon 425 processor, which is a modest quad-core SoC, clocked at 1.4 GHz. The CPU works along with 2GB RAM, which by our judgment, should be sufficient enough for normal tasks, but you won’t get the same snappy performance as high-end devices. There is 16GB of internal storage that can be expanded. Regarding the optical devices of the tablet, there is a modest 8MP camera on the rear side and a 5MP camera for selfies. You can record videos up to 1080p resolution but at 30fps of bitrate.
The Galaxy Tab A (2017) doesn’t come with the latest Android 8.0 Oreo, although, we guess Samsung may release an update at a later point. But for now, the tablet runs on Android 7.1 Nougat OS. That said, there is a large 5000 mAh battery on board the tablet, which is quite decent, to say the least. The tablet can be used for about 14 hours of internet browsing on 3G, 15 hours with LTE and WiFi, or video playback up to 14 hours, or up to 153 hours of audio playback. And yes, the tablet does have a 3.5mm audio jack.
The TFT screen (which has huge bezels), features a resolution of 1280 x 800. We are just glad that it isn’t under HD at the least. While the Tab A (2017) does support LTE connectivity, it does appear that the tablet has one single SIM slot. The dimensions of the tablet are 212.1 x 124.1 x 8.9 and the weight of the device is 364g. Other features include Bluetooth 4.2, micro USB 2.0 and more.
There is no word on the actual availability and pricing details of the Samsung Galaxy Tab A (2017) in the UAE. Meanwhile, the tablet is available the Vietnam for 6, 490, 000 VND (about AED 1050). Recently, Samsung launched the flagship Galaxy Note8 smartphone that features a dual-lens camera, a bezel-less Infinity display, new S-Pen features, IP68 water and dust resistance and more. The smartphone is currently available for pre-orders and will be released soon. Stay tuned for more so we will update you with the latest Samsung smartphone and tablet news and launches in the region.