We knew Samsung was working on new Galaxy Tabs but we weren't sure when and where exactly the South Korean giant will introduce the new tablets. Actually, it's kind of challenging to keep track of them because there are too many. Aside from the numerous Galaxy smartphones, there are a lot of tablets to know so we just wait for official announcements from Samsung. If not, we depend on leaks and rumors for some clues. We didn't expect this but Samsung held a press event recently in Russia to launch the new Galaxy Tab A. The new tablet will be available in two sizes: 8-inches and 9.7-inches.
The Samsung Galaxy Tab A boasts of a a 4:3 aspect ratio, 1024 × 768 pixel resolution, 1.2GHz Cortex-A53 processor, 5MP rear camera, 2MP front camera, 16GB built-in storage, 4,200 mAh battery, and 4G connectivity. With the battery we mentioned, the 8-inch variant of the Galaxy Tab A could last up to ten hours. The 9.7-inch model also have the same specs but with the addition of two loudspeakers.
The Samsung Galaxy Tab A is said have a 300 euro ($318) price tag but in Russia, the tablet will be available starting at 16,990 rubles which is about $277. The WiFi and LTE version of the 8-inch Galaxy Tab A will be at 20,990 to 22,990 rubles (around $342 to $374). As for the 9.7-inch WiFi model, it will cost the same as the 8-inch LTE variant. Galaxy Tab A WiFi and LTE model is set at 24,990 to 26,990 rubles ($407 to $440).
Tablets will be available starting next month in Russia but no word when they will arrive in the United States and other regions.