Samsung has just added a mid-range Galaxy Tab A with S-pen function to its tablet line up.

The Galaxy Tab A Plus is a minor upgrade to the previous Galaxy Tab A 9.7 and is also the first non-premium Samsung device to come with the S-Pen. All previous S-Pen tablets and phones have been under the Galaxy Note branding. Samsung might be looking to increase its tablet sales by differentiating its tablet line-up via the S-Pen compatibility.

The tablet comes with a 9.7-inch LCD panel with a resolution of just 1024×768 with a 4 by 3 aspect ratio. It’s powered by a quad-core 1.2 Ghz processor coupled with 2GB of RAM and 16GB of on-board storage that is expandable via a microSD card.

The tablet comes with a duo of 5MP rear and 2MP front facing cameras. The tablet is powered by a 6,000mAh battery in a beautiful slim 7.5mm body. It runs Android 5.0 Lollipop with Samsung’s TouchWiz UI.

Design-wise, the Galaxy Tab A 9.7 is similar to the normal Tab A with just the addition of an S-pen. The tablet comes with support for Wifi, Bluetooth, GPS and mostly the same functionalities as the Galaxy Tab A 9.7.

Samsung Galaxy Tab A Plus 9.7” Specifications:

  • CPU: Quad-core 1.2 Ghz
  • GPU: Unknown Variant
  • Chipset: Ziilabs ZMS-08
  • OS: Android 5.0 Lollipop
  • Supported Networks: None
  • Design: S-Pen compatibility
  • Display: 9.7” with 768 x 1024 resolution (132ppi)
    • Scratch-resistant glass
  • Memory:
    • RAM: 2 GB RAM
    • Internal: 16 GB
    • Card slot: expandable upto 128 GB via microSD
  • Camera:
    • Primary: 5 MP with 720p video, HDR and autofocus
    • Secondary: 2 MP
  • Connectivity: Bluetooth 4.0, GPS with GLONASS, NFC, Radio,
  • Battery: 6,000 mAh
  • Price: 339 Euros

There is no word on whether there will be an LTE version or not.

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