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Samsung’s Recently Announced Galaxy Tab A Is On Its Way To The U.S.

April 21, 2015 - Written By Ricardo Trevizo

Samsung just officially announced the US release date and complete specs of the recently announced Galaxy Tab A which was unveiled in Russia a while back. The Galaxy Tab A also marks the start of a new device line, which will deliver a better connectivity in general for all of its users. Now, establishing links between other people, gadgets and entertainment services will be a whole lot faster and simpler than before. The new Galaxy Tab A is one of the most lightweight tablets Samsung has ever released, offering a more portable experience for its customers.

The Galaxy Tab A, according to senior vice president of Mobile Computing at Samsung Electronics America, Gary Riding, “will let users connect to everything that matters, from family members, friends and colleagues, to work and entertainment content, as well as other smart Samsung devices.” Making connectivity the main goal of this new tablet, Samsung designed the Galaxy Tab A to be as portable as possible without losing any functionality. The upcoming slate will be released in two versions in the U.S., one with a screen size of 8-inches and another of 9.7, both with a 4:3 aspect ratio and a 1024×768 resolution, so you can browse the web in an eye-pleasing way. The new Galaxy Tab A is made to fit the lifestyle of every possible buyer.

This anticipated tablet features a quad-core Qualcomm APQ 8016 processor with a clock speed of 1.2 GHz and 1.5GB of RAM, meaning that the Galaxy Tab A will not be in any way the high-end device you might be expecting from a 2015 release, but with this, the price will be significantly lower. The 8-inch Galaxy Tab A’s battery has a capacity of 4200mAh while the 9.7-inch has one of 6000 mAh.

Feature-wise, the Galaxy Tab A will include everything that the Galaxy Tab series offers, from productivity features like Multi Window, which is a more functional way of multitasking, to Microsoft Office (As seen on the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge). The Galaxy Tab A includes several great connectivity apps like SideSync® 4.0, Quick Connect, and Smart Switch, this makes the user capable of connecting to a huge range of Samsung products. Among these features comes 100GB of storage with Microsoft’s OneDrive, so even with the options of 16 or 32GB (Expandable up to 128GB with a MicroSD card) of storage, you won’t be running out of space. Both tablets feature a 5MP rear facing camera and a 2MP front facing one, so you can put up the 100GB of OneDrive storage space to good use with all of your photos.

The 8-inch version of the Galaxy Tab A will be sold for $229.99 and the 9.7-inch version will see a slight price bump at a retail price of $299.99. Galaxy Tab A’s pre-orders are available starting today and will be released May 1 across the United States.