Samsung Electronics has remained one of the few Android smart device manufacturers with an interest in the tablet market, and each year the company tends to refresh its product portfolio with a variety of sequels. Lately, several rumors have hinted at the upcoming release of a new Samsung Galaxy Tab A, and the 7.0-inch model was actually spotted in a handful of leaked renders back in February. Today, the aforementioned Galaxy Tab A (2016) reaches the headlines once again in a semi-official manner, as Samsung began listing the device in its online store in Germany.
The upcoming Samsung Galaxy Tab A listed on the official Samsung website appears to be equipped with a 7.0-inch TFT display with a resolution of 1280 x 800. The slate runs Android 5.1 Lollipop and is powered by an unspecified quad-core processor clocked at frequencies of up to 1.3 GHz per core, complemented by 1.5 GB of RAM. The spec-list mentions 8 GB of internal memory out of which only about 4.3 GB will be available to the user; however the slate also includes a microSD expansion slot capable of reading microSD cards with up to 200 GB capacity. In the camera department, the upcoming model features a 5-megapixel main sensor with 720p recording capabilities and offers a 2 MP front-facing sensor. Other details worth mentioning include Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0, USB 2.0, GPS and GLONASS, and a 4,000 mAh battery rated at up to 9 hours of video playback and 100 hours of music playback. Overall, the tablet weighs 283 grams and measures 186.9 x 108.8 x 8.7 mm. The listing also appears to confirm a relatively recent rumor suggesting that the upcoming Galaxy Tab A lineup will lack S Pen support.
Aside from the official Samsung Germany website, the upcoming Samsung Galaxy Tab A also reared its head in a couple of German online retailers, where the slate is accompanied by a price tag of â‚¬169. Although no official announcements have been made in regards to the tablet's availability and release details so far, in light of these recent events Samsung should introduce the tablet in a less cryptic manner fairly soon, possibly by the end of March or sometime in early April.