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Samsung cuts $30 off the Galaxy Tab A 8.0 and 9.7 in the USA

Samsung's budget-oriented Tab A series is now available for $30 less than before, assuming you're in the USA and provided that you don't want an S-Pen.

Published onJuly 2, 2015

Samsung Galaxy Tab A - Android Authority

The Galaxy Tab A series is a curious product line to say the least: it’s the first non-Note to include the S-Pen (on some models), it makes use of the “A” series lettering yet is neither made or metal nor mid-range, and it’s apparently not exactly flying off the shelves. In a move that comes a bit of a surprise given the fact the product pair released less than 3 months ago, Samsung has decided to drop $30 off both the Tab A 8.0 and the Tab A 9.7, bringing the new totals to $199.99 and $269.99 respectively. It is unclear as to just how long this sale will last.

The Tab A series are the first Samsung tablets to make use of a 4:3 aspect ratio, something that we expect to see carry over onto Samsung’s Galaxy Tab S2. As nice as that might sound for those looking for an “Android iPad”, consider the remainder of the specs: a 1024X768 resolution display, a quad-core Snapdragon 410, 16GB of on-board storage, 1.5GB of RAM, a 5-megapixel rear and 2-megapixel front camera. Rounding out the specs, the Tab A 8.0 includes a 4,200 mAh battery and the Tab A 9.7 comes with a larger 6,000 mAh power cell. Android Lollipop is pre-installed, though when the OS build will be upgraded to 5.1.x is a mystery.

This sale pertains only to the models without the S-Pen: those interested in some Note-like functionality will still need to cough up the (extra) cash. While Best Buy’s inventory reflects the current discounted prices (check the source link below), Samsung’s official website also deals with the discount.


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