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Samsung working on Galaxy Tab A and Galaxy Tab A Plus mid-range tablets

The company is reportedly bringing its S Pen stylus outside the Galaxy Note lineup. 


Samsung doesn’t have as huge a focus on tablets as it does on smartphones, but the Korean manufacturer still has quite a few slates in its device lineup. Now, Samsung is reportedly working on a new range of Galaxy Tab tablets, dubbed Galaxy Tab A and Galaxy Tab A Plus, with the latter supposedly the first Samsung device that isn’t a Note to feature the company’s S Pen stylus.

It will also be the first time the S Pen is found on a mid-range device. According to SamMobile, the Galaxy Tab A and Tab A Plus will be offered in 8-inch and 9.7-inch sizes, with the latter to come with 2GB RAM and the stylus (the Tab A is said to have 1.5GB RAM and no stylus). Other than that, the hardware is supposedly similar across both the Plus and standard Tabs, including displays with a resolution of 1024×768 pixels and an aspect ratio of 4:3, simialar to the iPads.

Other specs are expected to include 64-bit quad-core Snapdragon 410 processors, 5-megapixel rear cameras, 2-megapixel front-facing cameras, Wi-Fi/LTE connectivity, and 16GB of internal memory (most likely with an option for further expansion). The 8-inch tablets will have 4,000 mAh batteries while the 9.7-inch variants will have 6,000 mAh batteries, with all the hardware packed in bodies that are 7.4 mm thick.

SamMobile hasn’t offered details on availability; the Galaxy Tab A and Galaxy Tab A Plus probably won’t make an appearance at MWC next month, but could be announced soon after without much fanfare, similar to how Samsung has launched other mid-range tablets in the past.

Source: SamMobile

Abhijeet Mishra
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