Samsung on Thursday announced the Galaxy Tab A, an 8-inch tablet “for parents and kids” that will be available on November 1.
The core 9.7-inch iPad will now start at $329. Apple isn’t shy about trying to convince tech buyers to upgrade.
Pricing for the Galaxy Tab A will start at $229.99 in two different color options: black and silver. Samsung is touting a long-lasting 5,000 mAh battery for 14 hours of use. The Galaxy Tab A features an 8-inch 1280 x 800 display with 480 nits brightness and a 16:10 aspect ratio.
Other specifications include:
- Android 7.1.1 Nougat
- 5-megapixel front-facing camera
- 8-megapixel rear-facing camera
- Qualcomm Snapdragon 425 processor
- 2GB of RAM
- 32GB of internal storage
- Expandable memory (up to 256GB)
“The Galaxy Tab A is designed for parents and kids. It’s the tablet that’s just as easy to take on the go or curl up with on the couch, with long-lasting battery life to get the whole family through the day,” Alanna Cotton, VP and GM of product marketing at Samsung, wrote in a statement.
Galaxy Tab A buyers will receive three free months of YouTube Red at purchase, and Samsung has packed other kid friendly content onto the device through a dedicated Kids Mode with access to 5,000 exclusive videos and games.
Samsung will make the Galaxy Tab A available through its website on November 1. There’s no word if the Galaxy Tab A will show up at other retailers.