There have been recent indications that a new Samsung Galaxy Tab was on the way. Now there has been a sighting of the device at a Polish online retailer where the new tablet is already available to pre-order. In fact two new Samsung Galaxy Tab A 7.0 models have been listed online before the company has officially launched the new device.
The two variants of the Galaxy Tab A 7.0 (2016) that have appeared have model numbers SM-T280 and SM-T285. The first model number is WiFi-only while the second is a 4G LTE/WiFi variant. Specs of the device include a 1.3GHz quad-core processor (chipset unspecified), and a 7-inch IPS display with resolution of 1280 x 800.
Further specs of the new Samsung Galaxy Tab A 7.0 include 1.5GB of RAM and 8GB of internal memory that can be expanded to 200GB via microSD. It has a 5-megapixel rear camera, 2-megapixel front-facing snapper, and a 4000 mAh battery to supply the juice. The battery is claimed to last for up to 11 hours of Internet use or 10 hours of video playback.
The Samsung Galaxy Tab A 7.0 runs the Android 5.1 Lollipop OS skinned with the company’s TouchWiz UI. Both variants include WiFi, Bluetooth 4.0, GPS, and microUSB 2.0. The tablet measures 186.9mm x 108.8mm x 8.7mm and weighs in at 283g. As far as the design is concerned it has a textured back panel for a good grip and it’s offered in Black or White colors.
Turning to pricing we can tell you that the Galaxy Tab A 7.0 WiFi only model has a price of PLN 599 (that’s equivalent to around $150, £107, €138, or Rs. 10,150). Meanwhile if you want the Galaxy Tab A 7.0 LTE model it’s priced at PLN 799 (around $200, £143, €185, or Rs. 13,540). As a shipping date of March 8 is specified we expect to hear an official announcement from Samsung about the tablet very soon. When that happens we should also hear news on regional availability.
Would you be tempted to purchase the new Samsung Galaxy Tab A 7.0? What do you think of the pricing for these new tablet models?