Samsung has launched the all new Galaxy Tab A (2017) in India. Priced at Rs 17,990 the Samsung Galaxy Tab A will be available on both offline and online retail channels. The Galaxy Tab A (2017) was originally unveiled in Vietnam last month and will be available in black and gold. Samsung has also incorporated the dedicated Bixby Home for the tablet.
The Galaxy Tab A (2017) comes equipped with an 8-inch HD IPS display and is powered by a Snapdragon 425 clocked at 1.4GHz and mated to 2GB of RAM. On the storage front, the tablet offers 16GB of internal storage which is further expandable up to 256GB via a microSD card slot. The camera department consists of an 8-Megapixel rear camera with a f/1.9 aperture along with an LED flash. The front camera is a 5-Megapixel sensor.
The Samsung Galaxy Tab A (2017) is an iterative upgrade, and it does come with a couple of new features laced with upgraded hardware. For instance, the predecessor offered a much smaller 7-inch WXGA display along with 1.5GB RAM and 8GB of internal storage.
The Samsung Galaxy Tab A (2017) features a typical Samsung home button with fingerprint sensor baked within. At the bottom lies the fingerprint sensor and the speaker grill. Other interesting features include a Blue Light Filter that reduces blue light emission, Smart View, Samsung Flow, and a Game Launcher features that ensure that all the physical buttons are disabled while gaming.
At Samsung, we are always listening to consumer feedback and recognize the need for creating devices and services that fit diverse needs. Galaxy Tab A 2017 is the perfect blend of a great display, powerful performance, and multimedia experience. It is targeted for consumers seeking a holistic and quality entertainment experience. Galaxy Tab A will help us consolidate our market leadership in the country.- Vishal Kaul, Director, Mobile Business Samsung India.
That apart the connectivity features on the Galaxy Tab A (2017) include 4G LTE, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.2, USB Type-C port, and GPS. The tablet is backed by a 5,000mAh battery and is rated to offer a talk time of up to 36 hours. The device runs on Android 7.1 Nougat.