Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.1 release date: pre-order available in the US


The Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.1 is now available for pre-orders for users in the U.S. region. The device is available through the official Samsung website for $299.99. The variant of the device that is available via pre-order is the one sporting 16 GB worth of internal storage and has support for Wi-Fi but without cellular connectivity support.

As for the specs of the device, the Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.1, as its name suggests, sports a 10.1-inch PLS LCD display. It has a Quad HD resolution with 1200 x 1920 pixels. The device is 254.2 mm tall, 155.3 mm wide, and is 8.2 mm thick, and weighs 525 grams.

Coming in with 16 GB of built-in storage is 2 GB worth of random access memory (RAM). The storage can be further expanded via an external microSD card on a dedicated slot with a capacity of up to 256 GB. It runs under an Exynos 7870 chipset with an octa-core central processing unit (CPU) clocking in at a speed of 1.6 GHz. The processor is accompanied by a Mali T830 MP2 graphics processing unit (GPU).

As for the camera, the device sports an 8-megapixel rear camera, with an autofocus feature, an f/1.9 aperture, and LED flash features, too. It comes coupled with a 2-megapixel front snapper with video recording capability of up to Full HD 1080p resolution.

The Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.1 will ship preloaded with the Android 6.0 Marshmallow operating system (OS). The pre-order model also comes in the color Metallic Black.

The device was made official by the South Korean tech giant last May. Aside from going on sale in the U.S. region, the new tablet would also be available in its home market South Korea and would be released in the country sometime around this month.

There is no word yet on if Samsung would be releasing the tablet to other territories as well.