The new Samsung Galaxy Tab A has an 8-inch TFT screen with 1024x768p resolution and is powered by Android 5.0 (Lollipop) operating system. It comes with 16GB of internal storage, supports microSD cards of up to 128GB capacities and runs on a 64-bit 1.2GHz quad-core processor.
The new Galaxy Tab A packs a 4,200mAh battery, supports 4G-LTE (including Indian bands), weighs 320 grams and measures 7.5mm in thickness. This tablet has a 5MP autofocus camera in front and a 2MP camera on the back.
Priced at Rs 20,500, its chief competitors are Apple iPad mini 2 (Wi-Fi-only), Asus MemoPad 8 and Lenovo Yoga Tablet 2 (4G version). Samsung said it will offer Galaxy Gifts worth Rs 30,000 with this model across genres like entertainment, ebooks, lifestyle, and utility apps. Along with these, Airtel will offer 2GB of free data for 2 months on its 4G network to buyers.
Powered by a 5,000mAh battery, Samsung's Galaxy Tab E supports 2G and 3G data, but not 4G. It has a 5MP primary camera, 2MP secondary camera, 8.5mm thickness and 495 gram weight.
With Samsung Galaxy Tab E, which costs Rs 16,900, Vodafone will offer free 2GB of 3G data per month for 2 months for postpaid users and 1GB of 3G data free for 2 months on purchase of 1GB by prepaid consumers.
Galaxy Tab A will be available in Smoky Titanium and White colours, whereas Galaxy Tab E will be available in Metallic Black and Pearl White colours.
Asim Warsi, vice-president, marketing, IT & Mobile, Samsung India, said, "The launch of two new tablets will carry forward our legacy of introducing smart media devices and we are confident that new Galaxy Tabs will seamlessly become a part of consumer's daily routine."