Connect to All You Need with the Samsung Galaxy Tab A

Samsung Electronics America, Inc. (Samsung) today announced the introduction of the new Galaxy Tab A™, delivering an assortment of benefits to better connect with people, entertainment, work and more. Featuring an extremely thin design, the Galaxy Tab A™ is a lightweight portable tablet for everyone in the family.

“This latest addition includes some of the best features of the Samsung Galaxy Tab series, while streamlining connectivity,” said Gary Riding, senior vice president, Mobile Computing at Samsung Electronics America. “The tablet will let users connect to everything that matters, from family members, friends and colleagues, to work and entertainment content, as well as other smart Samsung devices.”

The Galaxy Tab A™ is designed to fit seamlessly into your life through useful features, from letting kids learn in Kids Mode*, a fun and safe environment, to providing a personalized tablet experience in Multi User Mode. The Galaxy Tab A™is the perfect fit for every member of your family both young and young-at-heart. Additionally, the tablet’s 4:3 aspect ratio and Adaptive Display ensures the optimal viewing experience, automatically adjusting color gamut, contrast and sharpness to content on the screen — making it a great tablet for reading, watching a movie or surfing the internet.

For those looking to create and connect with more, the Galaxy Tab A™ lets you do so with ease through a range of features. Multi Window allows for easy multitasking, and with Microsoft Office for Android you can 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 from the world’s leading premium mobile content and service providers, available for free via download and chosen to make your experience with the device even more enjoyable. 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.

Featuring a range of tools such as Quick Connect, SideSync® 4.0 and Smart Switch, the Galaxy Tab A™ makes it easier than ever to share your content across most Galaxy devices, while connecting and controlling your Samsung ecosystem.

Available for pre-order from major retailers and at starting today, Galaxy Tab A™ will be in stores nationwide, including Best Buy, HH Gregg and Amazon starting on May 1. 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.

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*Kids Mode downloadable from Samsung Galaxy Essentials

Galaxy Tab A™ 8.0 and Galaxy Tab A™ 9.7 Product Specifications

Category Specifications
Network Wi-Fi Only
Processor 1.2 GHz Quad-Core

1024 x 768 Pixel XGA PLS TFT (8″ and 9.7”)

OS Android 5.0 (Lollipop)
Camera 5MP (rear), 2MP (front)
Video Full 1080p Playback, HD 720p Recording
Audio 3.5mm Ear Jack, Stereo Speaker


Galaxy Apps, Calculator, Camera, Contacts, Email, Gallery, Help, Internet, Memo, Music, My Files, Calendar, Settings, Video, Clock, Screensaver, Smart Manager, Side Sync, Samsung’s Milk Music, Microsoft Office, One Drive, Netflix

Connectivity Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, Bluetooth v4.0, USB 2.0
Memory 1.5GB RAM, 16/32GB Storage, MicroSD (up to 128GB)

1024 x 768 Pixel

Dimensions 137.9 x 208.4 x 7.5mm (8”), 166.8 x 242.5 x 7.5 mm (9.7”)
Battery 3.8 Volt, Lithium-Ion, 4200mAh (8”)

3.8 Volt, Lithium-Ion, 6000 mAh (9.7”)