After several leaks and rumors, the Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.1 (2016) is finally made official and the specifications of this new tablet from Samsung is certainly interesting.
Compared with the numerous rumors in recent weeks, the final specifications of the product are actually quite different and pleasing in several aspects. The Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.1 (2016) comes with a 10.1 inch display which employs a similar technology to that of the IPS panels for its display. It uses the PLS (Plane to Line Switching) mechanism from Samsung to provide great quality at an attractive price.
A resolution of 1920×1200 pixels should be sufficient for most aspects, although some users will certainly miss the QHD or even 4K resolutions. Going for those options would have increased the price of the tablet while seriously undermining the battery life of the device. At a price of € 289 for the 16 GB version with only Wi-Fi connectivity, the Galaxy Tab A 10.1 (2016) can be considered as a mid-range tablet. The price increases to € 389 if the version with cellular connectivity option is chosen.
Cellular connectivity is of the highest order on the Galaxy Tab A 10.1 (2016) with support for 300 Mbps LTE networks.
At the moment, the 7300 mAh battery is more than sufficient enough to handle the power demanded by the 10.1-inch screen. The internal memory of 16 GB may seem insufficient for a tablet, but it comes with expandable memory card storage support for up to 200 GB. The octa-core 1.6 GHz processor is supported by 2 GB of RAM. This configuration is essential if the product is to handle the android 6.0 marshmallow operating system. At a thickness of just 8.2 mm, the Galaxy Tab A 10.1 (2016) is one of the thinnest at this price point. It weighs 525 g and the product will be available in stores from June onwards.
Samsung, though, has not released any information about the launch of the device in the US markets for now.
The tablet is well-equipped in terms of multimedia capabilities with an eight-megapixel rear camera to go along with the two-megapixel camera. These are more than sufficient specifications to get ahead in the mid-range tablet segment where the Galaxy Tab A 10.1 (2016) will be competing. The presence of two stereo speakers makes it a perfect entertainment device.