Samsung Galaxy Tab A 7.0 leaked, no S Pen in sight

Share on FacebookPin on PinterestShare on StumbleUponTweet about this on TwitterShare on LinkedIn

Samsung has more or less consolidated its Android tablets along specific lines. The Galaxy Tab A was, more or less, designed with productivity in mind, with a model that even had an S Pen stylus. It has been a while since Samsung expanded that line but it might soon do so. A small leak has revealed that a 7.0-inch variant might be coming soon. Unsurprisingly named the Galaxy Tab A 7.0, this tablet still bears the hallmarks of a mid-range slate. This time, however, it seems that there might not be an S Pen hiding inside.

Unlike the Galaxy Note line, which actually hasn’t had a new tablet in a long time, the Galaxy Tab A doesn’t come with an assurance of a stylus. For whatever reason, Samsung saw it fit to make two different models, one with an S Pen and the other without, and spread those unevenly in markets. Based on the photos from this leak, this particular model doesn’t come with an S Pen. That’s not saying there won’t be a different device with Samsung’s stylus in tow.

As for the specs, the Galaxy Tab A 7.0 is said to run on an Exynos 3475, a quad-core processor running at 1.3 GHz, which makes it slightly faster than the previous Galaxy Tab A models, both the 8.0-inch and 9.7-inch models. RAM is set at 1.5 GB, on par with the Tab A line. And if the name isn’t a dead giveaway, the tablet will have a 7.0-inch 1280×800 IPS screen, which curiously has a higher resolution than any previous Galaxy Tab A.

Like many of Samsung’s tablets, there will be two variants to the Galaxy Tab A 7.0. The one with model number SM-T280 will have Wi-Fi only connectivity while the SM-T285 comes with LTE. Both models will come with the same large 4,000 mAh battery pack.

According to the info, the Samsung Galaxy Tab A 7.0 will go on sale end of March or early April, at least in Germany, where it will cost 169 EUR ($189) for the Wi-Fi only model and 219 EUR ($245) for the LTE version.




Share on FacebookPin on PinterestShare on StumbleUponTweet about this on TwitterShare on LinkedIn