Samsung back in October launched the successor to its Galaxy Tab A (2016), which got aptly named the Samsung Galaxy Tab A (2017). The company is calling the device an entertainment powerhouse, which is a claim I was happy to put to a test. It is a tablet designed to cater to the mid-range market. It is priced at Rs 17,990 in India and is currently available in Gold and Black colour variants across the country.
As for specifications, the Samsung Galaxy Tab A (2017) sports an 8-inch display with a resolution of 1280×800 pixels. It is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 425 SoC along with Adreno 308 GPU. It features 2GB of RAM along with 16GB of internal storage, expandable to 256GB via microSD card. All of this is backed by a 5,000mAh battery and it runs Google’s Android 7.1.1 Nougat operating system with Samsung’s Experience UI 8.5 on top. Interestingly, this is the first mid-range tablet from the company to feature its digital assistant, Bixby.
As for the optics, The Galaxy Tab A (2017) houses an 8-megapixel primary camera with LED flash. On the front, we see a 5-megapixel camera for selfies and video calls.