Although tablet sales are not at their best, the major manufacturers have continued to renew their equipment. This is the case of Apple with the iPad or Samsung with its Galaxy Tab. Now the Korean company has launched a new version of the cheapest model in its catalog of tablets, the Samsung Galaxy Tab A 2017 .
This year's version features a metallic design, 8-inch screen, quad-core processor, 2GB of RAM, and a kid's mode . All this for an economical price, at the exchange, of about 230 euros.
Data sheet Samsung Galaxy Tab A 2017
|screen||8 inches with 1,280 x 800 pixel resolution|
|Main chamber||8 MP with autofocus, f / 1.9 aperture, LED flash, Full HD video|
|Camera for selfies||5 MP|
|Internal memory||16 GB|
|Extension||microSD up to 256 GB|
|Processor and RAM||Quad Core 1.4 GHz, 2 GB RAM|
|Operating system||Android 7.1|
|Connections||Bluetooth 4.2, USB 2.0, WiFi 802.11 a / b / g / n 2.4 + 5GHz|
|Design||Metal, black color|
|Dimensions||21.2 x 12.4 centimeters, 346 grams|
|Release date||Not available|
|Price||230 euros (at change)|
Design and display
The new Samsung Galaxy Tab A 2017 arrives with a metallic body and a house brand design . The infinity screen design has not been applied to the tablet, so it is very similar to last year's model. We have frames around the screen and the Home button on the front.
Both the edges and the back have rounded finishes for easy grip . In the back we have a kind of lines that would mark as a possible cover. But don't worry, it's just a question of design, it can't be opened. The camera lens is located right in the center.
As for the screen, the Samsung Galaxy Tab A 2017 has a TFT panel 8 inches with a resolution of 1,280 x 800 pixels . It is a simple panel, offering 16 million colors, but it is not compatible with the S Pen.
However, the screen of the new Galaxy Tab A includes a blue light filter to avoid damaging your eyesight. Home mode is also included , with which we can see the time, calendar, time and date while charging the tablet.
Improved technical features
As we mentioned at the beginning, the Samsung Galaxy Tab A 2017 improves in almost everything to its predecessor. Now we have inside a processor with four cores running at 1.4 GHz . Although it is not confirmed by Samsung, it seems that it could be a Qualcomm Snapdragon 425.
Accompanying this processor we find 2 GB of RAM and 16 GB of internal storage . This can be expanded using a microSD card up to 256GB.
And, although on a tablet it is not so important, we do not forget the photographic section. On the back of the Samsung Galaxy Tab A 2017 we have an 8 megapixel sensor and f / 1.9 aperture . Despite not having much resolution, it is quite bright. This is accompanied by LED Flash and offers an autofocus system and Full HD video recording.
On the other hand, in the front we have a 5 megapixel sensor . As for the battery, it is 5,000 milliamps. And to govern all this hardware we have a system based on Android 7.1 Nougat.
Price and availability
At the moment the Samsung Galaxy Tab A 2017 has only been put on sale in countries such as India or Thailand . We do not know if it will reach Europe. In these countries it is available in black and gold with an approximate price of about 230 euros to change . If it finally arrived in Spain, the price could be around 250 euros.