Samsung is going to debut the Galaxy Tab A tablets in May in Taiwan, with prices starting at $294. This model will come in an 8 inch and 9.7 inch version and also in a WiFi or LTE version. There will also be an S Pen stylus in the mix, as shown below.
The device was announced in Russia last month and it measures 7.5 mm in thickness and it weighs between 334 and 338 grams for the 8 inch version and between 487 and 490 grams for the 9.7 inch one. Slates will come in dark gray, white and more versions later on. These products offer Android 5.0, 2 GB of RAM, 16 GB of storage, a 5 MP camera and a 4200 mAh battery on the 8 incher, plus a 6000 mAh battery on the bigger unit.
S Pen functionality can be used here to navigate around the UI, clip pictures, quickly take screenshots, highlight text and move around content. Handwritting, copy/pasting and doodling are also supported. Interestingly the S Pen is integrated horizontally into the devices and not vertically, like it was before. It’s also important to mention that the Galaxy Tab A models come with bundled Microsoft apps, like OneNote, Excel, Word, Skype, OneDrive and more.