Samsung has just quietly launched a new model in its Galaxy Tab A (2016) tablet range in South Korea. This time around, the big new feature is the inclusion of an S Pen, made popular by the Galaxy Note range, which brings a selection of new features to the tablet.
For software, the Galaxy Tab A (2016) model now has access to very similar features found in the company’s latest supersized Note 7 smartphone. Software ranges from the ability to take notes, doodle pictures, translate words, and create GIFs from a video, among other features.
On the hardware side, nothing has really changed from the 10.1-inch Tab A (2016) model that was released earlier in the year, other than the new S Pen of course. Although there are some notable improvements over last year’s Tab A tablets.
The tablet comes with a 10.1-inch display boasting a 1920×1200 pixel resolution. The device is powered by a 1.6GHz octa-core Exynos 7870 processor, paired up with 3GB of RAM, and 32GB of internal storage. There’s also a microSD card slot, should you need to expand the storage capacity. The tablet packs in a 7,300mAh battery, which Samsung says offers up to 14 hours of battery life.
The Galaxy Tab A (2016) features a familiar 8 megapixel rear camera and a 2 megapixel front facing camera configuration. There’s also 4G LTE support for those who want to use their tablet on the go. The tablet is powered by Android 6.0 Marshmallow.
The unlocked model with bundled S Pen is priced at 489,000 won ($440) in South Korea. Samsung hasn’t announced anything about global availability or pricing just yet.