Samsung is still enjoying the limelight its newest flagships, the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge, are getting since their official launch, with pre-orders for both devices better than expected according to the Korean giant. The company seems to have become so vested in the whole ordeal that it has decided to launch the Galaxy Tab A (2016) on its website without letting anyone know about its existence.
Like the original Galaxy Tab A, the Tab A (2016) is a low-end affair. On the front is a 7-inch LCD display with a standard resolution of 1280×800 pixels. Under the hood lies a quad-core processor clocked at 1.3GHz, 1.5GB of RAM, 16GB of internal storage, and a 4,000 mAh battery. The tablet comes with a 5-megapixel primary camera, a 2-megapixel front-facing camera, and a microSD slot that supports 200 GB cards. Sadly, here in March the Tab A (2016) comes with Android 5.1 out of the box, though that shouldn’t be surprising as Samsung takes considerable time bringing the latest iteration of Android to its budget devices.
The Galaxy Tab A (2016) is available in black and white and is priced at Euro 169 at various retailers. There is no word on an official announcement will happen, or even if it will happen. The Galaxy Tab A (2016) is far from an attractive tablet in terms of specs, so it will likely go on sale in various regions without any fanfare.