It must be a great day to announce product launches. After Sony announced both Google Cast ready soundbars, A/V receivers, and their upcoming Android TV powered 4K Ultra HDTVs, we now have Samsung chiming in with pricing and availability of their latest Android tablet, the Samsung Galaxy Tab A.
Specs probably wont blow your socks off, but the Samsung Galaxy Tab A will be available in 2 different sizes — 8-inch and 9.7-inch models — both with a 1024×768 resolution display in a 4:3 aspect ratio. The 8-inch version will retail for $230, while the 9.7-inch (which comes with an S Pen digital stylus) will be available for $300.
The rest of the hardware specs include a 1.2GHz quad-core processor, 2GB RAM, 16GB internal storage, micro SD card slot (up to 128GB), 5MP rear/2MP front facing cameras, and a 4,200mAh battery — all running on Android 5.0 Lollipop. Also worth noting, the larger 9.7-inch Tab A features two speakers on the bottom, while the smaller version only has one.
You can pre-order the tablets right now in the US via the link below in either white, blue, or titanium color options, with the official launch kicking off May 1st from retailers like Amazon or Best Buy. Let’s not all rush out at once.