Samsung has officially launched its latest budget tablet, the Galaxy Tab A (2017), in India today. This mid-range tablet is the successor to the last year’s Galaxy Tab A (2016). This tablet was first unveiled last month in Vietnam. It features an 8-inch WXGA LCD display with a resolution of 1280×800 pixels. The whole package is covered in a metal unibody and the tablet runs Android 7.1.1 out-of-the-box with the Samsung Experience 8.5 user interface.
Samsung Galaxy Tab A (2017): Price in India & availability
The Galaxy Tab A (2017) comes in Black and Gold. It is priced at Rs. 17,999, and it can be purchased from official Samsung website or Samsung authorised offline retail stores in India.
Inside the Galaxy Tab A (2017) is a Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 425 SoC offering a clock speed of 1.4GHz. The tablet packs 2GB of RAM, 16GB internal storage, and provides an option of expandable storage up to 256GB using a microSD slot. As far as the imaging is concerned, there’s an 8-megapixel rear-facing camera with f/1.9 aperture and LED flash, whereas at the front-facing camera is a 5-megapixel shooter. Dimensions-wise it measures up to 212.1 x 124.1 x 8.9mm in and weighs around 364 grams.Connectivity-wise you get 4G LTE support with support for voice and video calling, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n 2.4 + 5GHz HT40, Bluetooth 4.2, GPS, GLONASS, BDS, USB 2.0 port, and a 3.5mm audio jack. The whole package is powered by a 5000mAh non-removable battery. The company claims that it can last up to 14 hours while playing back videos continuously.
Samsung Galaxy Tab A (2017): Specifications
- Display: 8-inch WXGA TFT display with 1280 × 800 pixel resolution
- Software: Android 7.1.1 Nougat with Samsung Experience 8.5 UI
- Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 425 chipset with Adreno 308 GPU
- Memory: 2GB
- Storage: 16GB on-board storage, expandable up to 256GB via microSD card slot
- Cameras: 8-megapixel rear-facing camera with F/1.9 aperture, LED flash, 5-megapixel front-facing camera
- Connectivity: 4G LTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n 2.4 + 5GHz HT40, Bluetooth 4.2 and GPS + GLONASS/Beidou, USB 2.0 port, 3.5mm jack
- Dimensions: 212.1 x 124.1 x 8.9 mm
- Weight: 364 grams
- Battery: 5000mAh
- Colours: Black and Gold