Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.5 Full Specs, Review and Price

Samsung Galaxy Tab A

The Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.5 was introduced alongside the Tab S4 flagship tablet for those on a budget. It’s perfect for kids and comes with a Kids Mode and eight child-friendly apps and games.

As a family-friendly tablet, it’s equipped with the Multi-User Mode, making it easy for everyone in the family to have a separate account. Just like the Tab S4, it has quad speaker system with Dolby Atmos support. Lets find out more.

Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.5 Key Specs and Features

・10.5-inch FHD IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, 1200 x 1920 pixels
・Android 8.1 Oreo with 3GB RAM
・Octa-core 1.8GHz Qualcomm SDM450 Snapdragon 450
・32GB built-in storage
・8MP rear camera and 5MP front camera
・7300mAh non-removable Li-Po Battery

Design And Display

The family-friendly tablet sports a Plastic back cover and Metal frame. It looks simple and classy at the rear, housing the usual features. As expected, there’s a rear camera and a LED flash at the top middle.

It’s also slim, but not as soon as the Tab S4, it measures 8mm in thickness and weighs 534g. It will also be available in Black and White colors, including Blue.

Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.5

The bezels at the front has been reduced obviously, but it’s not as super minimal as we would like it to be. Nonetheless, you still get 76.3% more screen than bezels and that should be more than enough.

It’s built around a huge 10.5-inch FHD IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, this has a resolution of 1200 x 1920 pixels and 216 pixel per inch density. This should display quality visuals for your kids and family.

Hardware and Software

Under the hood lies the Snapdragon 450 chip with its 14nm FinFET process technology. It ships with an octa-core processor clocking at 1.8GHz tops. While the Adreno 506 graphics card handles graphics.

There’s 3GB of RAM space available for multitasking here, this is more than enough to handle light apps. In the storage department, there’s a single version with 32GB, although you can expand up to 512GB using a memory card. It runs on Android 8.1 Oreo out of the box as well.

Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.5 Camera

It’s equipped with a rear 8MP autofocus camera, this has f/1.9 aperture and comes with a LED flash as well for clear photographs in low light. It shoots 2K @30fps, while the 5MP selfie camera has f/2.2 aperture.

Network And Connectivity

The Galaxy Tab A 10.5 supports 4G LTE connectivity, there’s another version that supports only Wi-fi. It accommodates single Nano SIM and has support for Bluetooth 4.2, 3.5mm jack, USB TypeC, Wi-Fi, Wi-Fi Hotspot and A-GPS, GLONASS.

Battery, Price And Availability

The Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.5 is powered by a non-removable Li-Po 7300mAh battery with fast charging technology. Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.5 will be available on shopping stores, starting from $399 to $449, that’s about (N120,000 – N140,000).

Full Specification Of Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.5

LAUNCH
・Announced: August, 2018
・Status: Available. August, 2018

NETWORK
・Network Technology: GSM / WCDMA / LTE
・3G Support: WCDMA: B1 2100MHz / B8 900 MHz / 1900 MHz / 850 MHz
・4G Support: LTE or Wi-fi
・Dual SIM Support: No (Nano)

DESIGN
・Material Type: Metal
・Dimensions: 260 x 161.1 x 8 mm
・Colour: Black, Blue, White
・Weight: 534g

DISPLAY
・Screen Type: FHD IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen
・Size: 10.5-inch
・Resolution: 1200 x 1920 pixels
・Pixel Density: 216ppi
・Screen to Body Ratio: 76.3%

SOFTWARE
・Operating system: Android 8.1 Oreo
・Processor: Octa-core 1.8GHz
・Chipset type: Qualcomm SDM450 Snapdragon 450
・Graphics Processing Unit: Adreno 506

STORAGE
・Memory Card Slot: Yes, up to 512GB
・Internal storage: 32GB
・RAM: 3GB

CAMERA
・Back Camera: 8MP
・Front Camera: 5MP
・Back Flash: Yes, LED
・Front Flash: –

FEATURES
・WiFi Hotspot: Yes
・Bluetooth: Yes
・Fingerprint Sensor: No
・Sensors: accelerometer, proximity, ambient light, compass, gyroscope
・USB: Yes
・GPS: Yes
・3.5mm Audio Jack: Yes

BATTERY
・Capacity: 7300mAh
・Type: Li-Po
・Standby Time: –
・Talktime: –
・Fast Charging: Yes

Posted by Joseph Young

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