The Galaxy Tab A is the latest Wi-Fi Galaxy Tab to date. It comes in two sizes 8.0 inches (SM-T350NZAAXAR) and 9.7 inches (SM-T550NZAAXAR) and is available in White, Smoky Titanium, and Smoky Blue. Check out the release date, pricing, and specs below.
The Galaxy Tab A has already been released in Canada. It launched in Samsung Experience stores on April 20, 2015.
The Galaxy Tab A launches in the United States on May 1, 2015. The S Pen bundled tablet comes a few weeks later on May 17, 2015.
The Galaxy Tab A 8.0 costs $229.99 for the 16 GB model.
The Galaxy Tab A 9.7 costs $299.99 for the 16 GB model.
The Galaxy Tab A 9.7 with S-Pen costs $349.99.
The Galaxy Tab A 8.0 costs $279 CAD for the 16 GB model.
The Galaxy Tab A 9.7 costs $429 CAD for the 16 GB model.
The two tablets are nearly identical as you can see by the specs tablet below. Both feature a Wi-Fi only connection, 1024 x 768 resolution, 1.5 GB of RAM, and more. The main difference is the display sizes of 8.0 inches and 9.7 inches.
The specs all seem fine except for the resolution. At 1024 x 768 the Galaxy Tab A 8.0 has 160 PPI and the Galaxy Tab A 9.7 131 PPI. This is a big difference from something like the Galaxy Tab S 8.4’s sharp 359 PPI. You get what you pay for though and the Galaxy Tab A 8.0 is nearly half the price of the Galaxy Tab S 8.4.
|Galaxy Tab A 8.0||Galaxy Tab A 9.7|
|Screen Size||8.0 inches||9.7 inches|
|Resolution||1024 x 768 pixels||1024 x 768 pixels|
|Rear Camera||5 MP||5 MP|
|Front Camera||2 MP||2 MP|
|Processor||1.2 GHz Quad-Core||1.2 GHz Quad-Core|
|Battery||4,200 mAh||6,000 mAh|
|Dimensions||37.9 x 208.4 x 7.5 mm||166.8 x 242.5 x 7.5 mm|
|Storage||16/32 GB||16/32 GB|
|Ram||1.5 GB||1.5 GB|
|Operating System||Android 5.0||Android 5.0|