Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.5 is the latest tablet from the South Korean electronics brand. For the unaware, the same tablet was launched in the United States just a couple of weeks ago and it already made its way to the Indian market. Samsung India states that the new model is aimed at multimedia lovers as it packs a better screen, four speakers with Dolby Atmos, LTE support and a massive 7300mAh battery. Samsung also revealed that it launched only the 4G variant of the tablet in India and the Wi-Fi variant will not be launched in India. In the US, Samsung launched both the Cellular and Wi-Fi variants of the Galaxy Tab A 10.5.
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.5 Pricing and Availability
The Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.5 in India will be exclusive to Flipkart, and it comes in two colour options- Ebony Black and Urban Blue. The price of the tablet has been set as Rs 29,990. Pre-orders for the tablet will begin on Flipkart starting August 9, while the device will be available for purchase via open sale on August 13. Samsung also stated that the new tablet would be available for purchase through Samsung Shop Online and retail stores.
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.5 Launch Offers
As mentioned, Samsung launched the Galaxy Tab A 10.5 in just a Cellular version, meaning users can install a SIM card and consume data on the handset. To attract buyers, Samsung has partnered with telecom operator Reliance Jio. The telco has rolled out an instant cashback offer of Rs 2,750, subjected only if the customer recharges with either Rs 198 or Rs 299 tariff plans. The Rs 198 tariff plan from Jio gives 2GB of 4G data for 28 days, while the Rs 299 plan provides a user 3GB of data every day for 28 days.
On top of the instant cashback offer, Jio will also provide double data for the first four consecutive recharges.
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.5 Specifications and Features
Samsung has launched the tablet in a 10.5-inch display model this time around. The Galaxy Tab A 10.5 has a 10.5-inch display on the front with a 16:10 aspect ratio and 76.3% screen-to-body ratio. The resolution of the display is 1920x1200 pixels. Under the hood, the tablet has the Qualcomm Snapdragon 450 chipset, which is an entry-level chip seen on smartphones such as the Xiaomi Redmi 5 and Oppo A3s.
The tablet offers 3GB of RAM and 32GB of internal storage, which can be expanded up to 400GB with a microSD card. Optics on the Galaxy Tab A 10.5 include an 8MP shooter on the rear and a 5MP shooter on the front. Tablets are never known for cameras, and the same continues with this new entrant.
As mentioned, Samsung's new tablet is aimed at heavy multimedia users because it has a 7300mAh battery and quad-speaker setup with Dolby Atmos. "Galaxy Tab A 10.5 is Samsung's latest addition to the tablet line-up and comes with capabilities that make life easier and more entertaining for the whole family. Featuring a refreshed design, larger display, thinner bezels, quad speakers with Dolby Atmos and enhanced 7300mAh battery, Galaxy Tab A 10.5 makes it a complete family entertainment device," said, Aditya Babbar, General Manager, Samsung India.
It boots Samsung's own Experience UI built on top of Android 8.1 Oreo. Lastly, connectivity options include 4G LTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth 4.2, GPS and on the brighter side, it has a USB Type-C port.`
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.5 Competitors in India
The competitors of Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.5 in India is the Apple iPad Air 2 which is retailing for around Rs 30,000 in the country. The iPad Air 2 is a much older product when compared to the Tab A 10.5 as it was released way back in 2014. Samsung is the only manufacturer focusing on tablets in India, which is the reason why it doesn't have competition in the upper mid-range category.