Samsung Galaxy Tab A coming to Canadian retailers starting today

The latest in Samsung’s Tab line, the Galaxy Tab A, is rolling out to Canadian retailers and Samsung Experience Stores starting today, the South-Korean device vendor has announced.

Two models of the device, one at 8 inches across and another at 9.7 inches will be available.  Samsung’s US website lists the models at $230 and $300 respectively.  

Samsung Galaxy Tab A

While the specs for the two devices are very similar, some key differences aside from the size include the S Pen that comes with the 9.7-inch tablet, the 1.5 GB vs 2.0 GB of RAM, and the 4200 mAh vs 6000 mAh batteries on the two respective models.

The devices will come with Android 5.0 and will be bundled with Microsoft Office for Android, including Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook, as well as a three-month trial of Next Issue.

Here are the full specs:

  TabA 8.0 (White / Titanium) TabA 9.7 with S-Pen (White / Titanium)
Size 8.0″ TFT 9.7″ TFT
Resolution 1024 x 768 (XGA) 1024 x 768 (XGA)
S Pen Support No Yes
Processor 1.2GHz Quad-Core 1.2GHz Quad-Core
OS Android 5.0 Lollipop Android 5.0 Lollipop
USB Version USB 2.0 USB 2.0
Location Technology GPS,Glonass,Beidou GPS,Glonass,Beidou
Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n 2.4+5GHz, HT40 802.11 a/b/g/n 2.4+5GHz, HT40
Bluetooth Version Bluetooth v4.1 Bluetooth v4.1
Internal Memory 1.5 GB RAM, 16GB ROM 2.0 GB RAM, 16GB ROM
External Memory Support MicroSD (Up to 128GB) MicroSD (Up to 128GB)
Video Recording Resolution HD (1280 x 720)@30fps HD (1280 x 720)@30fps
Main Camera – Resolution CMOS 5.0 MP CMOS 5.0 MP
Front Camera – Resolution CMOS 2.0 MP CMOS 2.0 MP
Sensors Accelerometer,Hall Sensor,RGB Sensor Accelerometer,Hall Sensor,RGB Sensor
Dimension (HxWxD, mm) 208.4 x 137.9 x 7.5 242.5 x 166.8 x 7.5
Weight (g) 314 450
Standard Battery Capacity (mAh) 4200 6000

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