Hey kids, are you ready for another variant of another Samsung Galaxy Tab? *Deafening cheers* Alright, here we go. Today Samsung has announced a new version of the Galaxy Tab A 10.1" for the US Market, but it made one small modification: an added S Pen. Insert mean joke about Samsung having too many S Pens lying around after the Note 7 debacle and nowhere to sell them now.
The new Galaxy Tab A 10.1" has much of the same specs of the original tablet that was announced back in May in Germany and marketed for families with children. Like the name suggests, the screen is a 10.1" TFT LCD with a 1920 x 1200 resolution. The processor is the Exynos 7870 and under the hood there are 3GB of RAM, 16GB of storage with a MicroSD slot, a 7,300mAh battery, WiFi, Bluetooth 4.2, an 8MP autofocus camera on the back and 2MP lens on the front.
The selling point though is the embedded S Pen with improved pressure sensitivity and a ballpoint pen writing experience. It borrows many of the features of the Note series of phones and tablets with writing, drawing, editing, translating and defining words, taking screenshots, and even GIF creating.
The updated Tab A 10.1" with S Pen will be available only in a WiFi variant starting October 28 at select retailers in the US including Samsung's own online store. It will be priced at $349.99.
RIDGEFIELD PARK, N.J.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Samsung Electronics America, Inc. today announced the Galaxy Tab A 10.1” with S Pen. Available starting October 28, the new Tab A combines a stronger processor, along with an included S Pen and a vibrant display that brings content to life all within a sleek and highly mobile, lightweight tablet.
“With an embedded S Pen, consumers can discover more ways to express themselves. They can write, draw and edit with precision. They can even take screenshots, select brush and color options to draw on photos or create GIFs,” said Gary Riding, Senior Vice President of Product Marketing at Samsung Electronics America. “All of this comes to life on the Tab A’s stunning 10.1" high-resolution screen.”
Do more with S Pen
The latest iteration of the Tab A 10.1” features Samsung’s innovative S Pen that revolutionizes the way customers interact with their mobile devices. With improved pressure sensitivity and a ballpoint pen-like experience, the pen is ideal for everything from note taking to even drawing intricate creations. Furthermore, the S Pen can translate and pronounce any word when a user hovers over it, as well as select and animate a GIF to share with friends and family. The Tab A 10.1” also incorporates a new app, Samsung Notes, which combines Samsung’s fleet of writing apps, such as Action Memo, S Note and Scrapbook, in one location for a seamless experience. With the S Pen, users have so many ways to express themselves.
Enjoy the Big Picture
Delivering on Samsung’s legacy of great displays, the Tab A 10.1” is no exception - whether you are binge-watching the hottest new show or video-chatting with friends. With a high resolution (WUXGA 1920 x 1200) screen and a higher pixel density (1.7 times denser than its predecessor), the Tab A offers improved readability so that consumers can differentiate refined detail as well as comfortably read for extended periods of time. Additionally, the screen incorporates an anti-glare feature and a blue light filter to reduce eye strain.
The Tab A 10.1" with S Pen is packed with power with an Octa-core processor and long-lasting battery that gives users up to 14 hours of Internet time1. Multitask like a pro and open two apps side-by-side so you can do two things at once2. Chat while you’re watching shows or email while you’re gaming. And with a microSD™ card, consumers can expand their tablet’s memory from 16GB up to an additional 256GB so they can keep more of the movies, photos and apps they love.3Transfer with Ease.
Switching to the new Galaxy Tab A 10.1" with S Pen has never been simpler—or smarter. With Samsung Smart Switch, quickly move your contacts, music and other media to your new Samsung Galaxy device.4
The Galaxy Tab A 10.1” with S Pen will be available in the U.S. beginning on October 28, 2016 starting at MSRPs of $349.99 at select retailers, including www.samsung.com.
1Average expected performance based on typical use. Actual battery life depends on usage patterns. Results may vary.
2Multi Window does not support all applications.
3Memory card sold separately. Portion of memory occupied by existing content.
Galaxy Tab A 10.1” with S Pen Specs** Display 10.1” TFT LCD WUXGA (1920 x 1200) Processor Exynos 7870 OS Android Marshmallow 6.0 Connectivity WIFI 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, BT v4.2 LE, USB2.0 Camera 8.0MP AF + 2.0MP Memory/
3 GB RAM + 16 GB ***/microSD support up to 256GB**** Battery 7,300mAH/13 hours video playback* Weight 1.22 pounds Dimension 10.0” x 6.46” x 0.32” Colors Black, White Price Wi-Fi: $349.99
*Battery life is based on internal testing conducted by Samsung. Results may differ by usage pattern
** All functionality, features, specifications and other product information provided in this document including, but not limited to, the benefits, design, pricing, components, performance, availability, and capabilities of the product are subject to change without notice or obligation
*** Portion of memory occupied by existing content
**** Memory card sold separately.
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