Samsung's GALAXY Tab A is the Ultimate Family Solution

The GALAXY Tab A offers a better viewing experience and greater productivity at home or on-the-go

MISSISSAUGA, ON, April 20, 2015 /CNW/ - Samsung Electronics Canada, one of the leading suppliers of mobile technology in Canada, today announced the introduction of the new GALAXY Tab A, the go-to tablet for your family's digital needs, delivering a feature-packed experience that's great for viewing content and getting things done on-the-go. Designed to meet the changing demands of today's family, the GALAXY Tab A keeps everyone connected to what matters most to them, while including the leading edge features they've come to expect from a powerful Samsung tablet.  

"The technology needs of Canadian families are changing," said Paul Brannen, Executive Vice President Mobile Solutions, Samsung Electronics Canada. "The GALAXY Tab A enables families to share one device while experiencing a high level of personalization and a better viewing experience, all in a portable form factor, at the right price. I truly believe that this is the ultimate family solution."

Whether you're creating, consuming or connecting, the GALAXY Tab A has what you need, all packed into a lighter and thinner form factor running the latest Android 5.0 Lollipop software. Perfectly portable, the GALAXY Tab A is designed to simplify Canadians' lives. Whether it's safely letting children experience the digital world in Kids Mode, or having the ability to read night-time stories with Reading Mode, this tablet is ideal for the whole family.

Family-Friendly Features:

  • The ultimate family solution: Affordable and accessible, the GALAXY Tab A can accommodate every family member. With the Multi-User feature, families can create up to six profiles on a single device so that everyone can enjoy the GALAXY Tab A with their own personalized experience. Thanks to Kids Mode, kids can more safely access kid-friendly content, while giving parents the peace of mind of knowing their own files are better protected.
  • Better viewing experience: With the Tab A's awesome 4:3 screen ratio, content fills the screen and appears larger. This means reading your favourite Next Issue* publications, viewing videos, browsing, emailing and social networking has never looked better. Additionally, Reading Mode adjusts the screen colour and brightness to reduce eye fatigue, making it easy to read on your device in any light.
  • Productivity at home or on-the-go: The GALAXY Tab A offers access to Microsoft Office for Android (including Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook) and the Multi-Window view allows for outstanding multitasking. If you're on the go, Ultra Power Saving Mode extends the battery life by shutting down background apps. Additionally, the 9.7-inch Tab A comes with an S-Pen designed to make it easier to take notes, be creative and to select pictures, images, objects and text.

 

Product Availability:
The GALAXY Tab A will be available from major retailers and at Samsung Experience Stores starting April 20th in either 8-inch or 9.7-inch (9.7 inch comes with S Pen) in White and Titanium.  For more information check out: http://www.samsung.com/ca/galaxytaba.

Samsung GALAXY Tab A Product Specifications:







TabA 8.0 (White / Titanium)

TabA 9.7 with S-Pen (White / Titanium)

Display

Size

8.0" TFT

9.7" TFT

Resolution

1024 x 768 (XGA)

1024 x 768 (XGA)

S Pen Support

No

Yes

Processor

1.2GHz Quad-Core

1.2GHz Quad-Core

OS

Android 5.0 Lollipop

Android 5.0 Lollipop

Connectivity

USB Version

USB 2.0

USB 2.0

Location Technology

GPS,Glonass,Beidou

GPS,Glonass,Beidou

Earjack

3.5mm Stereo

3.5mm Stereo

Wi-Fi

802.11 a/b/g/n 2.4+5GHz, HT40

802.11 a/b/g/n 2.4+5GHz, HT40

Wi-Fi Direct

Yes

Yes

Bluetooth Version

Bluetooth v4.1

Bluetooth v4.1

PC Sync.

Kies

Kies

Memory

Internal Memory

1.5 GB RAM, 16GB ROM

2.0 GB RAM, 16GB ROM

External Memory Support

MicroSD (Up to 128GB)

MicroSD (Up to 128GB)

Camera

Video Recording Resolution

HD (1280 x 720)@30fps

HD (1280 x 720)@30fps

Main Camera - Resolution

CMOS 5.0 MP

CMOS 5.0 MP

Front Camera - Resolution

CMOS 2.0 MP

CMOS 2.0 MP

Main Camera - Auto Focus

Yes

Yes

Sensors

Accelerometer,Hall Sensor,RGB Sensor

Accelerometer,Hall Sensor,RGB Sensor

Physical specification

Dimension (HxWxD, mm)

208.4 x 137.9 x 7.5

242.5 x 166.8 x 7.5

Weight (g)

314

450

Battery

Internet Usage Time(Wi-Fi) (Hours)

Up to 13

Up to 15

Video Playback Time (Hours)

Up to 12

Up to 14

Standard Battery Capacity (mAh)

4200

6000

Audio Playback Time (Hours)

Up to 114

Up to 178

Audio and Video

Video Playing Format

MP4,M4V,3GP,3G2,WMV,ASF,AVI,FLV,
MKV,WEBM

MP4,M4V,3GP,3G2,WMV,ASF,AVI,FLV,
MKV,WEBM

Video Playing Resolution

FHD (1920 x 1080)@30fps

FHD (1920 x 1080)@30fps

Audio Playing Format

MP3,M4A,3GA,AAC,OGG,OGA,WAV,
WMA,AMR,AWB,FLAC,MID,MIDI,XMF,
MXMF,IMY,RTTTL,RTX,OTA

MP3,M4A,3GA,AAC,OGG,OGA,WAV,
WMA,AMR,AWB,FLAC,MID,MIDI,XMF,
MXMF,IMY,RTTTL,RTX,OTA

 

* Samsung GALAXY Tab A customers will receive a complimentary, three-month trial of Next Issue – Canada's only all-you-can-read, digital subscription magazine service. In one easy-to-use tablet app, Next Issue delivers unlimited access to a comprehensive catalogue of more than 100 premium magazines including: Vanity Fair, Rolling Stone, Chatelaine, Time, FLARE, Vogue, GQ, People, Us Weekly, The New Yorker, Maclean's, Esquire and HELLO! Canada, in addition to an extensive library of back issues. Beginning today, Next Issue also offers more than 20 Quebec-based French magazines. For more information, please visit www.nextissue.ca.

About Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
Samsung Electronics Canada inspires the world and shapes the future with transformative ideas and technologies, redefining the worlds of TVs, smartphones, wearable devices, tablets, cameras, digital appliances and printers. Samsung globally is a leader in the Internet of Things space through, among others, our Smart Home initiative. In 2014, Samsung was ranked one of top 10 most influential brands in Canada, based on a study by Ipsos Reid. Committed to making a difference in communities across Canada, its Samsung Hope for Children corporate giving program supports children's education, sustainability and health-related issues. Globally, Samsung employs 307,000 people across 84 countries with annual sales of $196 billion.

To discover more, please visit www.samsung.com.

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SOURCE Samsung Electronics Canada Inc.

For further information: Emily Getz, North Strategic for Samsung Canada, emily.getz@northstrategic.com, 647-466-2602

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