Alongside the Galaxy Tab S4, Samsung also announced a cheaper and more family-oriented tablet. The Galaxy Tab A 10.5 is its latest offering for those who do not need a tablet as powerful and as expensive as the Tab S4.
The Galaxy Tab A 10.5 has a 10.5” 1920 x 1200 display with a 16:10 aspect ratio. It doesn’t have slim bezels and it also doesn’t have a physical home button. Under the hood is a Snapdragon 450 processor along with 3GB of RAM and thankfully 32GB of expandable storage. Yes, we are glad it doesn’t have 16GB of storage.
There is an 8MP autofocus camera on the rear and a 5MP front-facing camera with flash. It has a 7300mAh battery and charges via a USB-C port. It also comes with Android 8.1 Oreo out of the box.
The tablet may be missing the Tab S4’s S Pen and Iris Scanner, but Samsung has kept the quad speakers. It also has Dolby Atmos support, so audio performance should be impressive.
The Galaxy Tab A 10.5 comes with a kids mode with parental control and is pre-loaded with 8 free children apps. It has support for Multi-User mode so everyone at home can use it. It also supports Samsung’s SmartThings for managing your smart home appliances.
The Galaxy Tab A 10.5 will be available in blue, black and gray when it launches. It will come in a Wi-Fi only variant which will sell for €330 and an LTE version priced at €390. Availability is scheduled for August 24.