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Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.5 with S Pen, LTE support and Kids Mode launched; Price, specifications, features

Samsung touts the Galaxy Tab A 10.5 as a child-friendly big-screen entertainment device.

  • Published: August 2, 2018 9:43 AM IST
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Samsung has unveiled an affordable Galaxy Tab A 10.5. As the name implies, the new Samsung tablet features a 10.5-inch TFT LCD display with a resolution of 1920×1200 pixels, and 16:10 aspect ratio. This is similar to Galaxy Tab S4, which packs a Super AMOLED panel with same 16:10 aspect ratio.

Samsung touts the Galaxy Tab A 10.5 as a child-friendly big-screen entertainment tablet device that “keeps you and the family entertained”. It has four speakers built into each corner with Dolby Atmos support. With ‘User Mode’, you’ll be able to create various accounts on the same device, such as one account for a child. There is also a Kids mode which allows you to control/ manage content on the tablet and the tablet’s usage time.

The Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.5 doesn’t support DeX like the Galaxy Tab S4, but it does come with support for the S Pen. Additionally, the tablet can use Book Keyboard Cover and Charging Dock accessories that are being sold separately for the Galaxy Tab S4.

Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.5 price and availability

The Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.5 is priced at €329 (approximately Rs 26,000) for the Wi-Fi version. The LTE version is priced at €389 (approximately Rs 31,000). It will roll out starting from August 24, but Samsung specifically notes that availability of features and availability in general varies by region. The Galaxy Tab A will come in three color options black, blue, and grey.

“We are proud to announce the Galaxy Tab A 10.5’’, Samsung’s latest addition to the tablet lineup with capabilities that make life easier, and more entertaining for the whole family,” said Jason Lee, Director and Head of Tablet Product Strategy Group at Mobile Communications Business, Samsung Electronics. “Featuring a refreshed design, enhanced parental controls and new home connectivity capabilities, the Galaxy Tab A 10.5’’ is the perfect complement for the modern household.”

Samsung Galaxy Galaxy Tab A 10.5 specifications and features

Under the hood, the Samsung Galaxy Galaxy Tab A 10.5 packs a Qualcomm Snapdragon 450 chipset coupled with 3GB of RAM. The 32GB internal storage seems a little less for a tablet, but it is expandable up to 400GB via microSD card. As we have mentioned, the tablet packs a a 10.5-inch TFT LCD display with a 16:10 aspect ratio, and a resolution of 1920×1200 pixels.

For the cameras, the Galaxy Galaxy Tab A 10.5 packs a single 8-megapixel rear camera and a 5-megapixel front facing camera. Samsung has made sure that you get enough battery time with the device, hence it included a large 7,300mAh battery, which uses USB Type-C for charging. The tablet comes with LTE support, and runs Android 8.1 Oreo out-of-the-box.

  • Published Date: August 2, 2018 9:43 AM IST