Galaxy Tab A

Galaxy Tab A release date, specs, and pricing

Galaxy Tab A

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.

Release Date

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.


United States

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

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