On Friday, October 28th Samsung will begin to sell the new Galaxy Tab A 10.1 with a stylus. This new device debuts with an MSRP of $349.99. This is not Samsung’s first Tab A tablet with a stylus as the Tab A 9.7-inch version had the ‘S-Pen’ available previously. It seems odd that Samsung would offer a 9.7-inch and 10.1-inch version of the Tab A tablet. However, with the Galaxy Note7 being removed from store shelves, it would make sense that Samsung would offer a new device for those that prefer using a stylus.

samsung tab a 10.1 tablet
The new tablet from Samsung with 3GB of RAM and a large 7300mAh battery

The new Tab A 10.1 will feature 3GB of RAM, which is an upgrade over the previously 2GB onboard available for older models. It also has a 10.1-inch screen at a resolution of 1920×1200 and an Exynos 7870 octa-core processor. The 7300mAh battery should offer plenty of on-screen time but unfortunately, the device only has Android OS version 6.0 instead of the Android Nougat version that ships with some new devices.

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This tablet does not feature LTE connectivity as it’s the Wi-fi model only. It does ship with 16GB of onboard storage but is easily expanded with the micro-SD slot (up to an additional 256GB). The chipset is based on Samsung’s own Exynos processor as mentioned above, with a 1.6Ghz octa-core CPU featuring the Cortex-A53 ARM processor. Watch your local or online retailer for more information on purchasing the new Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.1.

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  1. This could be a nice upgrade for my aging Nexus 7 (2nd gen). Hopefully it’ll come to the UK for a reasonable price conversation (unlikely but I can still hope)

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