Samsung officially unveils the Galaxy Tab A for Korean markets, with S Pen

In July, we reported on the Samsung Galaxy Tab A coming to the US markets, with preorders starting following its reveal in May. Now, Korea is getting the same tablet, with a gentle increase in its hardware specs.

The Tab A (2016) specs are detailed below, along with the comparisons to the UK and US versions currently available.

Galaxy Tab A 2016 with S Pen

Galaxy Tab A 2016 (US)

Galaxy Tab A with S Pen (UK)


Octa-Core 1.6GHz

Exynos 7870, Octa-Core 1.6GHz

Quad-Core 1.2GHz






32GB + 256GB microSD

16GB + 200GB mircoSD

16GB + 128GB microSD


Wi-Fi a/b/g/n/ac Dual band, 4G FDD LTE, Bluetooth v4.2, USB 2.0

Wi-Fi a/b/g/n/ac Dual band, Bluetooth v4.2, USB 2.0

Wi-Fi a/b/g/n/ac Dual band, Bluetooth v4.1, USB 2.0


10.1” 1920x1200

10.1” 1920x1200

9.7” 1024x768


Li-Ion 7,300mAh

Li-Ion 7,300mAh

Li-Ion 6,000mAh

Size (mm) / Weight (g)

245.3 x 164.2 x 8.2 / 558

254 x 155.2 x 8.2 / 526.2

242.5 x 166.8 x 7.5 / 487

S pen support





Android 6.0 Marshmallow

Android 6.0 Marshmallow

Android 5.0 Lollipop


489,000 Won ($433, £330)

$269.99 (£205)

£239.00 ($315)

There isn’t much difference in the current, non-S Pen, version that’s available in the US now. The increase in memory and additional storage could help anyone wanting to use the Galaxy Tab A 2016 with the S Pen in a more professional role.

The major difference is the support for the S Pen. While the UK version does include it, the processor, screen resolution and the storage configuration options would only suit the casual user. But would anyone, who has already purchased the US version of the device, be willing to upgrade again so soon, just for additional storage and a pen?

Finally, the Galaxy Tab A is available in two colours; black or white. There’s no word on if or when this variant of the Galaxy Tab A will hit any other markets.

Source and images: Samsung | Via SlashGear

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