The Full HD 10.1-inch Samsung SM-T580 and SM-T585 tablets that we have been covering for months, will be sold as the Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.1, and not Samsung Galaxy Tab E 10.1 or what would effectively be the Samsung Galaxy Tab 5 10.1.
In short, this is a 10.1-inch Android 6.0 Marshmallow tablet with 1920 x 1200 resolution and a price of around the $300 mark. I’m not a 100% sure about the price, merely because it’s a Samsung device. But on the other hand, all indications up until now have shown this to be a likely price. But we’ll have to wait a few more weeks and see at the time of the launch.
(UPDATED: Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.1 has now been unveiled.)
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.1 specs are in short a 10.1-inch screen with 1920 x 1200 resolution and 16:10 screen ratio, powered by Samsung’s octa-core 1.6 GHz Exynos 7870 processor and a Mali-T830 MP2 graphics processor, with 2GB of RAM, 16GB of storage with microSD card support up to 200GB, and Android 6.0 Marshmallow.
It has a 2MP front camera and a 8MP rear camera with LED flash, what promises to be a longer battery life, considering the 7300 mAh battery pack, in casing at 8.2 mm in thickness, with a weight of 525 grams.
Other important features are also in place, such as the dual-band 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac Wi-Fi band support, along with Bluetooth 4.1.
Features should be good too, but this is always a little country specific, so we’ll have to wait just a little more for all the details to become official.
Of the Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.1 models, the SM-T580 is the Wi-Fi version, while the SM-T585 is the 4G LTE version.
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