Samsung Announces New Galaxy Tab A 10.1 with S-Pen for Just $350

Fans of the S-Pen have been known to await a series renewal every year, however, with things going way awry this year that certainly wasn’t possible. Fear not, for Samsung is back with a new tablet, the Galaxy Tab A 10.1, which also boasts the S-Pen to hopefully carry over some users of the Note 7.

The tablet comes with a 10.1-inch display with 1920 x 1200 resolution, which indicates a 16:10 aspect ratio rather than a 4:3 one. Its great that Samsung is still listening to the users and producing a widescreen tablet, which is more usable for multimedia consumption (its major use) than a screen wit 4:3 aspect ratio. There’s a reason why 4:3 is dead and it is as usable these days as a CRT monitor. It does have an anti-glare coating with a blue light filter.

Under the hood, you’ll get an Exynos 7870 octa-core processor with 2 or 3 GB RAM and 16 GB of internal storage, which can be expanded by a further 256 GB. The back boasts an 8-megapixel shooter, complemented by a 2 MP shooter on the front. Battery capacity is set at a decent 7300 mAh, which allows for up to 13 hours of video playback (Yes real playback not half screen playback like on 4:3 tablets).

For connectivity, you get Wi-Fi, microUSB and Bluetooth 4.2 LE. The OS in charge is Android 6.0 Marshmallow with TouchWiz UI..

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Obviously, the biggest attraction here is the S-Pen, which comes with improved pressure sensitivity and an improved ballpoint pen-like experience. It carries on the major features from the Note, with its ability to translate and create GIFs, followed by all the major S-Pen apps.

Pricing starts for the Galaxy Tab 10.1 at $349.99. It will be available in both Black and White colours.

Galaxy Tab A 10.1 with S-Pen Specifications:

  • CPU: 4×1.6 GHz Cortex-A53 & 4×1.0 GHz Cortex-A53
  • GPU: Mali-T830 MP2
  • Chipset: Exynos 7870
  • OS: Android 6.0 Marshmallow based Touchwiz UI
  • Display: 10.1″ PLS LCD with stylus support
  • Memory: 
    • RAM: 2 or 3 GB (market dependant)
    • Internal: 16/32  GB
    • Card slot: yes, up to 256GB
  • Camera:
    • Primary: 16 MP, autofocus, LED flash, 1080p video recording
    • Secondary: 2MP, 1080p (1920 x 1080) video recording
  • Connectivity: NFC, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n/ac, dual band, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot, Bluetooth V4.2, GPS with AGPS/GLONASS
  • Battery: 7,300 mAh Li-ion Quick Charge
  • Colours: Black, white
  • Price: $349

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