Samsung takes aim at the mid-range with the Galaxy Tab A 10.5"

Earlier today, Samsung announced the high-end Galaxy Tab S4, which boasts top-notch specs and marks the debut of Samsung's DeX technology on a tablet. But if you're in the market for a cheaper mid-range tablet, Samsung also has good news for you today, as the company has announced the Galaxy Tab A 10.5".

As the name implies, the tablet features a 10.5-inch screen like the Tab S4, but it comes at a lower 1920 x 1200 resolution with a TFT display rather than an AMOLED one. Also like the Tab S4, there are four speakers with support for Dolby Atmos. It also features the same 7,300mAh battery, but that is where the similarities end, according to the device specs:

  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 450 chipset (octa-core, 1.8GHz)
  • 3GB of RAM and 32GB of internal storage, plus a microSD card slot
  • 8MP rear camera with auto-focus and flash, 5MP front-facing camera
  • USB Type-C (USB 2.0) port for charging
  • Android 8.1
  • LTE Cat 6 support

The tablet is being marketed as a device for the whole family, and as such, comes with a Kids Mode as well, which includes a child-oriented browser and app store as well as eight apps targeted at kids such as Toca Hair Salon 3 and BRIO World - Railway. There's also support for multiple user accounts and Samsung SmartThings to help users control their smart home devices.

The Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.5" is slated for release on August 24, and it will come in Wi-Fi-only and LTE flavors which will cost €329 and €389, respectively. That's a significant step below the price of the Galaxy Tab S4, which should make it a better proposition for those looking for a more wallet-friendly tablet.

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