Samsung has today launched its new tablet under Galaxy series, the Samsung Galaxy Tab A (2017) in India. The Samsung Galaxy Tab A is priced at Rs 17,990, and it will be available for sale from today via both online and offline channels across the country. Samsung Galaxy Tab A comes in Black and Gold colour options. The tablet was initially launched last month in Vietnam at VND 6,490,000, which roughly translates to $285 or approximately Rs 18,200.
The Samsung Galaxy Tab A features a metal unibody design and has an 8-inch HD (1280 x 800 pixels) IPS display. It comes with Android 7.1 Nougat operating system and is powered by a 1.4 GHz Snapdragon 425 quad-core processor. There is 2 GB of RAM in the tablet with 16 GB of internal storage. The tablet also has an expandable storage slot that can carry a micro SD card of up to 256 GB.
The Samsung Galaxy Tab A has an 8-megapixel rear camera with LED flash, f/1.9 aperture, auto-focus and a 5-megapixel front camera. For connectivity, it offers 4G LTE, Bluetooth 4.2, WiFi, GPS, USB Type C, GPS, GLONASS and 3.5mm headphone jack. The sensor includes acceleration and hall sensors. The tablet, which measures 212.1 x 124.1 x 8.9mm and weighs 364 grams, has a 5,000 mAh battery which claims to offer up to 36 hours of talk time and 14 hours of video playback on over LTE or Wifi.
The new tablet also comes loaded with Kids Mode, a digital playground that is safe and provides fun-learning experience for children. Kids Mode offers parents and children a library of expertly curated, engaging, educational games, with new content added monthly for a renewed experience. The service allows kids to experience their favorite characters, games and content in a parental-controlled environment where parents can identify specific subject areas for their child to focus and control the amount of time they are using the app.