We’re playing with an interesting device these days, the Samsung Galaxy Tab A, a midrange Samsung tablet that debuted in March and has arrived on our doorstep for testing purposes. This device is unboxed below, in the HSPA + LTE version. It should be priced between $300 and $400.


Inside the box we find the charger, USB cable and manual and the slate presents itself as a sort of lower end Galaxy Tab S or a relative of the Tab 4 models. It has a 9.7 inch LCD display with a 1024 x 768 pixel resolution, as well as a quad core Qualcomm processor, clocked at 1.2 GHz. Other specs include 2 GB of LPDDR3 RAM and a 65 megapixel main camera, a selfie 2 MP camera and 16 GB of storage.


There’s a 6000 mAh battery in the mix, as well as a microSD card slot and Android 5.0 Lollipop as the OS. This product measures 7.5 mm in thickness and weighs 453 grams. It has dual speakers at the bottom and offers support for WiFi dual band, Bluetooth and GPS. It does phone calls, as confirmed by the Phone app on board and comes with features like Multi Window, Kids Mode and even some Microsoft Office apps preinstalled.

There are also 100 GB of Drive storage bundled and functions like Samsung Side Sync 3.0 and Quick Connect. We’ll be back with a full review soon.