Is there still a market for super-low-cost compact Android tablets? Samsung sure seems to think so, as it puts the finishing touches to a pair of average-looking 7-inchers.

Confusingly and convolutedly dubbed Galaxy Tab A 7.0 (2016) and Galaxy Tab E 7.0, these are basically tipped to be one and the same on the inside, the former going out to a European audience and the latter heading to the US before long.

But strictly from an aesthetical standpoint, they’re slightly different, based on @evleaked press-quality renders. The refreshed, diminutive Tab A is just a tad more stylish than the 7-inch Tab E, with slimmer bezels, a textured rear cover, and larger main camera lens.

At the end of the day, the 2016 Samsung Galaxy Tab A may cost a little extra and feature a superior shooter duo, higher-res display and stronger processor. Neither model should be priced north of $200 though, and offer anything beyond 1.5GB RAM, 1,280 x 800 screen resolution, and 4,000 mAh battery capacity.

It remains to be seen if Marshmallow software goodies will be provided out the box or rolled out as OTA upgrades after the two slates’ releases, as well as the global timing of said launches. It can’t be long now.

Sources: Twitter, SamMobile

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