Over the last two days, Samsung have added both the Wi-Fi and the LTE verison of the new Samsung Galaxy Tab A 2016, 7.0 (SM-T280 / SM-T285) to some of their websites in Europe. So we can expect an official launch soon: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01AZ7LQ00/
These tablets have been leaking for months, and was even bencmarked back in December. But dealing with official specs is always better than unconfirmed specs. The Samsung Galaxy Tab A 2016, 7.0 tablets will replace the Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 7.0, a tablet that was launched in April 2014.
The new 2016 model Samsung Galaxy Tab A 7.0 is a 7-inch Android 5.1 tablet, that might see an upgrade to Android 6.0 after the summer. It has HD resolution of 1280 x 800.
The Wi-Fi model has a quad-core 1.3 GHz Spreadtrum SC8830 processor with a Mali-400 GPU, while the 4G LTE model has a quad-core 1.5 GHz processor.
It has a entry level 8GB of storage, but microSD card support all the way up to 200GB. Both tablet models has 1.5GB of RAM.
The cameras have been upgraded to a 2MP front camera, with a 5MP camera on the back of the tablet.
Other important specs are the 802.11 b/g/n Wi-Fi, with Bluetooth 4.0, as well as GPS, GLONASS, a micro-USB 2.0 port, a 3.5 mm audio combo jack, stereo speakers, and a 4000 mAh battery capacity that’s gives it a 9-10 hour battery life.
The weight is 283 grams for the Wi-Fi model, and 289 grams for the 4G LTE model. Both tablets are 8.7 mm thick.
As for features we can expect multitasking carried over from the predecessor at least. But if you are simply in the market for a 7-inch Android 6.0 Marshmallow tablet, then the Nexus 7 with Full HD display is now on sale for $159.
– Jim Miller