Last year has been rough for Android-based tablets, especially the ones that don’t come with a keyboard. Sales have been declining and even Google has stopped selling its Pixel C tablet in favor of its new PixelBook laptop.
But it looks like Samsung still thinks there is room for Android tablets as the company recently launched a new tablet in its Tab A-series lineup. The tablet has a 7-inch form factor and it also supports 4G LTE for voice calls.
The tablet doesn’t seem to be competing with the top tier tablets though, it has a 7-inch WXGA TFT display and it runs on a 1.5 GHz quad-core processors paired with just 1.5 GB RAM and only 8 GM of storage (but that can be expanded with a microSD card).
The back of the tablet contains a 5-megapixel rear camera with autofocus and the front has a 2 megapixel one for selfies and video calls. Connectivity wise, the phone has 4G, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0, GPS and FM radio. The battery is 4000 mAh in capacity which is non-removable too.
The tablet does not make a lot of sense for power users, but it looks like Samsung is not aiming that these users. Instead, the inclusion of features such as Kids mode and voice calls make it better suited for kids and entry-level tablet buyers. It will cost Rs 9,500 or $150 which is far lower than previous Samsung made Android tablets.