Samsung’s tablet strategy is remarkably incoherent and consists of numerous devices with low-end specs. The latest addition is the 7-inch Galaxy Tab A announced by Samsung’s German retail site.
The previous Galaxy Tab A’s were released last year and came in 8- and 9.7-inch screen sizes. The 2016 model has a 1280 x 800 7-inch display that results in a decent 216 PPI. It uses a quad-core 1.3GHz processor, 1.5GB of RAM, and 8GB of internal storage. With an abysmal 4.3GB of user accessible storage, most users will likely need to use the microSD card slot for expansion.
Its 5MP rear camera can take HD video and is paired with a 2MP front-facer. The camera has various modes like panorama and can turn a series of pictures into an animated GIF.
The tablet’s 4000mAh battery should last a full day of heavy usage and is charged via micro-USB. It runs Android 5.1 with Samsung’s TouchWiz skin and features a Kid Mode, as they are the likely the target audience for this device. It’s priced at €169 ($189) and available in black or white.