After officially announcing the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 A 2016 model in Germany yesterday, Samsung says that the tablet will be released in June, at least in Europe for €289.
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.1 (2016) as Samsung has branded it, is a Android 6.0 Marshmallow tablet with a 10.1-inch screen that has Full HD 1920 x 1200 resolution. It is powered by a octa-core 1.6 GHz Samsung Exynos 7870 processor with a Mali-T830 graphics processor, and the tablet has 2GB of RAM, with 16GB of storage and microSD card support up to 200GB.
It has a 7300 mAh battery which should give it a very good battery life, and it has full Wi-Fi cover, with dual-band 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac Wi-Fi bands support, and Bluetooth 4.2, in addition to optional 4G LTE. The Wi-Fi model is the SM-T580 model, while the 4G LTE model is the SM-T585 model.
Samsung has also put in a LED flash to go with the rear 8MP camera, while the front camera is a 2MP camera. It has all necessary tablet sensors, in addition to GPS, GLONASS, and Beidou on both the Wi-Fi and the 4G models.
The dimensions of the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 A 2016 model (SM-T580), measure 8.2 mm in thickness, and a weight of 525 grams.
It has support for features such as 8 individual user profiles, and it has Kids Mode, that switches the tablet into a more user friendly environment for children, with bright colors, child friendly icons, and time limitations.
This is the fourth size option in the Samsung Galaxy Tab A family that was launched last year, starting with the Samsung Galaxy Tab A 9.7 as well as Samsung Galaxy Tab A 9.7 With S Pen and Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0, before the Samsung Galaxy Tab A 7.0 was added to the family just two months ago.
– Tom Bowen