The Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.5 that was unveiled on August 1, started its release this week in some Asian, European, and even the Canadian marketplace. But despite its North American presence, it’s still shy of the US market, though it is listed on Amazon, so the launch date should be close: https://www.amazon.com/Samsung-Electronics-SM-T590NZAAXAR-Galaxy-10-5
(UPDATED: Samsung said on September 7 that this tablet will be officially launched on September 14 in the US)
The Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.5 price is $329 when it does release in the US. In Canada it’s priced from $429 and upwards, while in the UK the starting price is £259 for the 32GB Wi-Fi version, or £309 for the 4G LTE version from Samsung UK.
So the Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.5 (SM-T590) is half the price of the Samsung Galaxy Tab S4 in all of these countries, which corresponds nicely with the specs in a way, since the Samsung Galaxy Tab S4 has twice as much power and speed if we judge these two 10.5-inch Android 8.0 tablets side by side.
Geekbench 4 scores give the Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.5 benchmark scores of around 750 in single-core scores, and 3900 in multi-core scores, whereas the Samsung Galaxy Tab S4 10.5 achieves scores that are twice these figures.
Out of the official Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.5 accessories, the smart home and Charging Dock Pogo which also fits the Tab S4, will be released for $59.
– Tom Bowen