Things are hotting up at Samsung what with the mega Galaxy Note 9 device lined for launch on August 9. However, before that, the company has just outed the Galaxy Tab S4 and the Galaxy Tab A, with the former being a flagship tablet with all the bells and whistles while the Tab A can be considered to be more of a stripped down version of the same. That also makes the Tab A likely to be priced a lot less than the $650 that the S4 is priced at though the exact price of the Tab A has been kept a secret as of now.
Both the S4 and the Tab A, however, can be considered to be lookalikes though there are obvious differences on the inside. That includes a Snapdragon 430 heart for the Tab A compared to the much more aggressive SD 845 for the S4. The Tab A also makes do with a 3 GB RAM along with 32 GB of storage. For the S4, the corresponding specs include a 4 GB RAM along with storage of 64 and 256 GB.
However, the Tab A features the same beefy 7,300 mAh battery while a four-speaker Dolby Atmos sound system too is common for both. That is not all as the two tablets also offer the same 10.5-inch display though there is a huge difference in display panels and resolutions. There is none of the S4’s brilliant AMOLED display for the Tab A which instead features a TFT LCD panel having a resolution of 1920 X 1200 pixels.
The Tab A runs Android 8.1 Oreo which again is the other aspect common with the S4. The tablet also comes with a Kids Mode that would let parents keep a tab on what their wards are up to with the device. The Tab A meanwhile comes with just a 13 megapixel rear facing the camera while a 5 megapixel unit at the front should suffice for video chats and selfies.
Unfortunately, there are quite a few aspects that the Tab A misses out on compared to the S4. That includes a fingerprint sensor or support for DeX and S Pen. Fast charging too is missing on the Tab A.
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No pricing or availability details have been revealed as yet though we know the tablet will come in color options of white, blue and black. The Tab A will be on offer with both LTE and Wi-Fi connectivity options.
Galaxy Tab A Specs:
Dimensions: 260.0 x 161.1 x 8.0mm, 529g (Wi-Fi) or 534g (LTE)
Screen: 10.5″ 1920×1200 TFT LCD
Processor: Snapdragon 450, octa-core
Storage: 32GB w/ microSD expansion
Camera (rear): 8MP w/ flash
Camera (front): 5MP
Software: Android 8.1 Oreo