Demand for tablets has slowed down, but low sales haven’t discouraged manufacturers, especially Samsung, which is Apple’s biggest rival. The South Korean company has released a new Galaxy Tab A tablet with a 10.1-inch display and a S Pen to write on it, which will be brought to the US in three days.
The Galaxy Tab A was firstly revealed in September, in South Korea and now it will be available in the US. The device will run on Android 6.0 Marshmallow and it will be shipped with the popular S Pen, which was introduced in the Galaxy Note range. Some of the features that could be accessed on the famous phablet are Air Command, S Note, Action Memo and Scrapbook, and the latest stylus that was released alongside the Note 7 has 4,096 levels of pressure sensitivity, making it more accurate than before.
The tablet has a casing made of plastic and it’s available in two variants of colors: Pearl White and Metallic Black. Its dimensions are 254.2 x 155.3 x 8.2 mm and the total weight is 525 grams. The screen is a PLS LCD that supports a resolution of 1200 x 1920 pixels, but it’s not protected against scratches, although it supports an anti-glare feature and the blue light filter will help reduce eye strain.
Under the hood, the Galaxy Tab A houses a 1.6GHz Octa-Core Exynos 7870 processor and it’s powered by a 7,300 mAh battery that offers 14 hours of use. If you want to take pictures with it, there’s an 8MP camera on the back with autofocus and LED flash, while the 2MP camera from the front can be used for video calls. Its price will be $349.99 and it will be sold by usual retailers in the US.
If you’ll choose the standard version (without an S Pen), you’ll get an internal memory of 16GB and 2GB of RAM, while the model with a stylus has 32GB of storage and 3GB of RAM. Luckily, there’s a microSD card slot to expand the memory up to 256GB.
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