Samsung Announces the 10.1″ Galaxy Tab (2016) Slate

It is quite easy to confuse Samsung’s naming scheme and think we have covered the same product twice. The latest in line of Samsung tablets is the new Galaxy Tab A 10.1 (2016) which comes weeks after its 7” version was uncovered.

The Tab A 10.1 comes with a 10.1” PLS display (which is a variant of the much-known IPS) with 1200 x 1920 resolution, which is slightly better than 1080p. It has three physical keys at the front in portrait.


Underneath, you’ll get a 1.6 Ghz octa-core Exynos 7870 chipset with 2 GB worth RAM and 16 GB worth storage, which can be expanded by 200 GB (though, with Samsung itself now making a 256 GB card, we can’t see how that can’t be a possibility). The back camera is of 8 megapixels, with LED and 1080p video recording, coupled with a 2 MP front shooter.

The tablet runs on Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow customized, and has an optional LTE variant with download speeds of up to 300Mbps. Otherwise, the usual Wi-Fi version supports the faster ac standard, too. The software supports ‘Kid Mode’ as well, which allows up to 8 user profiles for multiple users living in a household.

Pricing starts at $329 for the base Wi-Fi model, and goes to $379 for the LTE version. The slate can be had in either Black or White color versions.

Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.1 (2016) Specifications:

  • CPU: 1.6 Ghz octa-core Cortex-A53
  • Chipset: Samsung Exynos 7870
  • OS: Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow with Touchwiz UI
  • Supported Networks: Wi-Fi, optional LTE
  • Design: 155.3 x 254.2 x 8.2 mm; 525 grams
  • Display: 10.1” PLS (Plane-to-Line Switching) with 1200 x 1920 resolution
  • Memory: RAM: 2 GB / Internal: 16 GB
  • Card slot: yes
  • Camera: Primary: 8 MP with LED Flash, f/1.9, autofocus and 1080p video / Secondary: 2 MP
  • Connectivity: Wi-Fi ac, LTE (optional), Bluetooth 4.2, GPS/GLONASS
  • Battery: 7,300 mAh
  • Colors: Black, White
  • Price: $329 (Wi-Fi), $397 (LTE) (approx. Rs. 34,000 to 41,000)

  • It is slightly thicker……on the other hand tab s2 is waaay thicker at 5.6mm .It would have been awesome if it was sleek and thin with these specefications.

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