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Samsung announces new Galaxy Tab A (8.0") for $229, available November 1

26 October 2017 2

Samsung has just announced a new addition to their Galaxy Tab A series. Simply called Galaxy Tab A (8.0"), the new device hits the affordable tablet market and is marketed as a family device meant for parents and their kids. To keep your whole family entertained, Samsung is bringing content for kids, free YouTube Red, and games to keep everyone in your family happy.

The new tablet has an 8-inch panel with a resolution of 1280x800 and 480-nits of brightness level. It's surrounded by relatively thick bezels, and near the bottom is a physical home button with two capacitive buttons flanking it. The device has a metal frame to allow kids handle it the way they want and also gives a premium feel.

The storage is 32 GB internally which can be expanded using microSD card. Other specifications include Qualcomm's Snapdragon 425 processor, 2GB of RAM, 8MP/5MP rear and front-facing cameras, Android 7.1.1 Nougat, and a 5,000 mAh battery that's rated to offer 14 hours of usage. The tab comes in two variants: Wi-Fi and LTE.

The company is also providing sweet deals with this cheap tablet to keep your family entertained. Here's what the official post (source link) said regarding the promotional services.

Created for the entire family, the Galaxy Tab A comes with an expansive offering of entertainment media and kids content:

  • Kids Mode features exciting games, videos and content from partners including 5,000 videos and games from The LEGO Group as well as a social network themed LEGO® Life app with exclusive sticker content. The Galaxy Tab A also comes with a new native block coding app called Crocro Adventure; with this app, kids will be able to learn about block coding and programming through fun games teaching valuable logical thinking skills. Kids Mode now also features Value Pack options so users can download highly popular apps like LEGO® Batman: Beyond Gotham, LEGO® Ninjago: Shadow of Ronin, Toca Hair Salon 3 and BRIO World – Railway at no cost.
  • Optimized for game play with Game Launcher, the Galaxy Tab A provides an enhanced user interface and personalized gaming experience with more gaming tools, as well as a Call and Notification Prevention Mode so users can focus on their games without interruption.
  • Galaxy Tab A provides entertainment for everyone with three months of YouTube Red5free trial with purchase. YouTube Red provides an uninterrupted viewing experience free of commercials and advertisements, Offline Mode capabilities to watch and download videos and access to exclusive content such as YouTube Red Original movies and series.

Samsung released the tab just in time for the season. The new device will be available in the select markets starting November 1 for a price tag of $229 in Black, Silver, and Gold from www.samsung.com

Here are the full specs for the device.

Dimensions 212.1 x 124.1 x 8.9 mm
Weight 360g (Wi-Fi)
364g (LTE)
Display 8.0-inch WXGA (1280 x 800, 16:10) TFT, 480nits
Processor Quad Core 1.4GHz
OS Android 7.1
Memory 2GB (RAM) + 16GB
Micro SD up to 256GB
Camera Front: 5MP FF
Rear: 8MP AF with Flash
Battery 5,000mAh
Port USB 2.0 (Type C)
Connectivity Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, Wi-Fi Direct,
Bluetooth® v4.2



Samsung announces new Galaxy Tab A (8.0") for $229, available November 1
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