Huawei isn’t the only one releasing a new compact tablet for the Malaysian market. If you’re looking for an alternative, the Galaxy Tab A (2017) 8.0″ with 4G LTE has arrived in Malaysia.
Samsung’s new productivity tablet, the Galaxy Tab A (2016) is now available in Malaysia. It’s a 10.1″ tablet that comes with an S Pen stylus.
Samsung has officially announced its new productivity tablet – the Galaxy Tab A (2016). This replaces the previous Galaxy Tab A that also came with an S Pen stylus.
While the original Galaxy Tab A was more of an entry-level tablet with productivity features baked in, the new one for 2016 is much improved with a more decent display and an improved S Pen with Galaxy Note7 features.
Renders and specs have leaked for Samsung’s next Galaxy Tab A, but it doesn’t look like there’s anything particularly new for the latest iteration of the slate.
A new year calls for another refresh of tablets. Despite the decline in tablet sales, Samsung is still continuing to push more tablets with a 2016 refresh of its Galaxy Tab A and Galaxy Tab E series. The Galaxy Tab A is their productivity tablet with an S-Pen while the Galaxy Tab E is their affordable tablet offering.
It’s been a while since Samsung last launched a tablet. With their Galaxy Note series of phablets doing rather well it’s a wonder that they are still interested in producing a similar product the tablet segment.
The latest member of the family is none other than the Samsung Galaxy Tab A; a new range of tablets that supports telephony features with the productivity of an S Pen. Generally the tablet looks like one geared towards users looking for productivity with a little bit of entertainment thrown into the mix, considering the specs are decent enough to get some gaming in or hash out your daily report if you aren’t the sort to drag your laptop about.
But how does the tablet actually measure up, especially when there are cheaper tablets that are capable better, like its direct competitor the Xiaomi Mi Pad? Let’s find out.
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Launching earlier last month, Samsung’s productivity tablet has finally landed in Malaysia, and it’s aimed not at entertainment but for those looking for on the go productivity but want something more affordable than the Samsung Galaxy Tab S.
Samsung Malaysia is releasing their first range of tablets for 2015 with the arrival of the Galaxy Tab A. Unlike the past tablets from Samsung, the Galaxy Tab A series is now going for a squarish 4:3 display aspect ratio like the iPad instead of the usual 16:9 wide screen display.
From its launch in Russia and most recently in the US, the Galaxy Tab A will come in 2 sizes – a compact 8″ and a 9.7″ size. Both are having similar processors, with a 64-bit Quad-Core Snapdragon 410 but the 9.7″ gets 2GB RAM while the smaller 8″ unit settles for 1.5GB. There’s 16GB of on-board storage but you can expand with microSD up to 128GB extra. For the US market, Samsung is throwing additional 100GB of OneDrive storage for 2 years, which is similar to the Galaxy S6.
For taking pictures, it gets a 5MP main and 2MP front camera and out of the box, it runs on the latest Android 5.0 with TouchWiz on top. Both models are available in WiFi and 4G LTE models and keeping the lights on is a 4,200mAh battery on the 8″ and 6,000mAh capacity unit on the full sized 9.7″ version. Probably the biggest let down would be the display, as it settles for a lower 1024 x 768 resolution. How well does it all hold together? We’ll find out next week as the local media event is happening on 29th April. Stay tuned for further details on the Galaxy Tab A for our Malaysian market.
Following its new mid-range models like the Galaxy A, Samsung has just announced is new Galaxy Tab A tablet series. It was recently shown to the Russian media and there are 2 versions available – the Galaxy Tab A with a 8″ screen and a Galaxy Tab A Plus which comes with a full-sized 9.7″ screen.
Unlike the previous Galaxy Tablets, the new Galaxy Tab A uses a more squarish 4:3 display aspect ratio instead of a widescreen 16:9 format that’s better suited for watching videos. Resolution wise, it is quite low rate with 1024×768 pixels, which makes the Galaxy Tab A Plus having a similar display as the iPad 2 at 132ppi. Even a cheap RM599 device like the Honor Tablet could do 1280×800 resolution.
Powering both models is likely to be a 64-bit Quad-Core Snapdragon 410 unit that’s mated to 2GB on the Galaxy Tab A Plus and 1.5GB on the smaller Galaxy Tab A. On-board there’s 16GB of storage which can also be expanded with microSD up to 128GB.