Samsung’s budget-friendly Galaxy Tab A has been available in the U.S. for a few months now.  That is, only the Wi-Fi version of the tablet.  You’ve been out of luck if you’ve wanted one that works with your on-the-go lifestyle.

But now a carrier (or Un-carrier) is finally stepping up to the plate.  Smushed in with its Note 5 and S6 Edge+ press release, T-Mobile stated that a data plan-compatible Galaxy Tab A will be available on Aug. 19th.

Only, it’s not said which size of the Galaxy Tab A that will be.  The tablet originally came in two sizes, 8.0″ and 9.7″.  However, T-Mobile’s pricing may give a clue, with a full retail price of $319.99.  The Tab A 9.7″ was originally priced at $300, so it would make sense that T-Mobile is talking about the larger tablet.


To recap the specs, we’re looking at a 4:3 LCD display with 1024 x 768 resolution, quad-core Snapdragon 410 SoC, 1.5GB of RAM, 16GB on-board storage (expandable), 5MP rear and 2MP front cameras, 6,000mAh battery, and Android 5.0 Lollipop.  Bear in mind, T-Mobile may alter the specs in this updated model.

As usual, you’ll also have a payment plan option.  The offer will be “$0 down and $13.34/23 months + $13.17 for 24th month”.  T-Mobile says that Simple Choice customers can add a data plan to the tablet for just $10 month (matching their existing data limit, but only up to 5GB a month).

Are any T-Mobile users interested in this tablet now, or is it too late?

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