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)