Samsung is releasing two low-powered, low cost Android tablets called Galaxy Tab A on May 1, 2015 in 8-inch and 9.7-inch screen sizes. The tablets are powered by a 1.2 GHz Quad-Core, Qualcomm APQ 8016 processor, have a mediocre 1024×768 display, and run Android 5.0, Lollipop. Pricing starts at $230 for the small model, $300 for the big one.
Galaxy Tab A lets you keep your personal information safe using Multi User Mode. With separate, customized logins for everyone, you can comfortably share your Galaxy Tab A.
Kids Mode gives parents peace of mind while providing a colorful, engaging place for kids to play. Easily manage what your kids access and how long they spend using it, all while keeping your own documents private. Available for free from Samsung Galaxy Essentials.
Microsoft Office for Android lets you review and save changes to Word, PowerPoint, and Excel on your tablet. Plus, with an additional 100 GB of storage on Microsoft OneDrive, complimentary for two years, you can keep all of your favorite photos, videos and documents in one place. The Galaxy Tab A also comes loaded with a variety of Galaxy Essentials and Galaxy Gifts. Additionally, Samsung’s Milk Music, a streaming radio service that’s an instant and fun way to discover and play the music you want to hear, will come pre-loaded on the tablet. Quick Connect, SideSync 4.0 and Smart Switch are also included.
Price and Availability
Available for pre-order from major retailers and at Samsung.com starting today, Galaxy Tab A will be in stores nationwide, including Best Buy, HH Gregg and Amazon starting on May 1, 2015. Consumers will have the choice between the 8.0-inch Galaxy Tab A at $229.99 and the 9.7-inch version at $299.99 – both offered in White, Smoky Titanium and Smoky Blue. Additionally, a 9.7-inch Galaxy Tab A version in Smoky Titanium will include an S-Pen for $349.99 and will be available for sale starting May 17, 2015.