Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.1 with S Pen finally launches in the US this week
Well, technically, the Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.1 is hardly new, debuting in Korea more than a month ago, then Singapore just last week, and the US today. Or rather come Friday, October 28, when select retailers, including samsung.com, will begin selling the stylus-wielding tablet for $349.99.
Of course, the only thing that ties this mid-range giant to the super-high-end, more easily pocketable Galaxy Note 7 is Samsung’s “innovative” new S Pen, with “improved pressure sensitivity and a ballpoint pen-like experience”, making it “ideal for everything from note taking to even drawing intricate creations.”
Otherwise, the latest member of the GTab A family is nothing to write home about. It’s a respectable device, just not a powerhouse, Exynos 7870 processor, WUXGA (1,920 x 1,200) screen, Android 6.0 Marshmallow, 3GB RAM, 16GB expandable storage, 8/2MP cameras, 7,300mAh battery and all.
It’s got no LTE option, no iris scanner, fingerprint reader or Samsung Pay support, and it needs to compete against a much cheaper original Galaxy Tab A 10.1 variant, currently going for $267.99 on Amazon, sans an S Pen and 1 of the 3 gigs of RAM, but overall identical to the “new” slate.
Source: Business Wire