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Samsung silently announced the new Galaxy Tab A in Russia, Launching next month

cjmagowan  —  4 years ago ( Mar 18, 2015 )    |    Gadgets, Technology


Samsung announced two new tablet devices under the new Galaxy Tab A series. The new Tablet series was announced in Russia during a small press event arranged by Samsung. The two new devices under the new Galaxy Tab A series will feature Samsung’s first 4:3 screen aspect ratio and will be coming in two flavors, one having an 8-inch display and the other one has a 9.7-inch display. The new devices is set to compete against its Rival the Apple iPad’s.

On hardware features, the Samsung Galaxy Tab A devices includes a display with 1024 x 768 resolutions and will be powered a by Quad-Core 1.2 GHz processor believed to be a Snapdragon 410 and 2 GB of RAM which is contrary to early rumors. There is also 16 GB of internal storage with microSD slot for memory expansion which supports microSD cards of up to 128 GB capacities. The new tablets is also equipped with a 5 Megapixel main camera and a 2 Megapixel camera on the front. Both devices will be driven by Samsung’s latest TouchWiz UI for tablets on top of Android 5.0.x Lolllipop.

Common by default, the new tablets are equipped loudspeakers with two speakers on the larger variant but as our sources have claimed, they seemed not to offer any stereo output at all. The 8-inch variant is packed with a 4200 mAh battery which Samsung claims to last up to 10 hours of normal usage while the 9.7-inch variant comes with a larger 6600 mAh battery which should last more. With this setup and included features, Samsung managed to packed the whole thing at 7.5 mm thick metallic cases which is considerably thin enough when compared to the Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 devices that it’s going to replace.

Like other and previous models of Samsung tablet devices, the new Galaxy Tab A series will also be available in both Wi-Fi only and 4G/LTE models. The new tablets will be launching in Russia next month with the 8-inch variant having a price of around 16,990 to 18,990 RUB for the Wi-Fi only model and 20,990 to 22,990 for the 4G/LTE model. The 9.7-inch on the other hand will cost around 24,990 to 26,990 RUB both for the Wi-Fi only and 4G/LTE models.