Samsung fans still reeling from the Galaxy Note 7’s recall can look forward to an S Pen after all albeit on a different mobile platform. That’s because the South Korean electronics giant will be bringing its Galaxy Tab A 10.1 tablet with S Pen stateside later this month.
The upcoming slate features a 10.1-inch TFT LCD WUXGA resolution (1,920 x 1,200) panel with anti-glare and a blue light filter to reduce eye strain.
Samsung’s own Exynos 7870 – a 1.6GHz octa-core (Cortex-A53) chip with Mali-T830 graphics built on a 14nm FinFET process – can be found under the proverbial hood. It’ll also come with 3GB of RAM and 16GB of local storage that’s fortunately expandable via microSD card slot.
An 8.0-megapixel camera is positioned on the back of the tablet with a 2.0-megapixel shooter up front. 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 4.2 LE draw the assignment in terms of wireless connectivity while its 7,300mAh battery can reportedly last for up to 13 hours of continuous video playback. Samsung didn’t mention a 4G LTE model so I’m assuming that’s not an option for the US version.
A single USB 2.0 port handles charging and wired connectivity duties. It’ll ship running Android 6.0 Marshmallow which, with any luck, will get Nougat in the not-too-distant future.
Physically, the slate measures 10.0 inches x 6.46 inches x 0.32 inches and weighs 1.22 pounds. Expect to pay $349.99 when it arrives on October 28 in your choice of black or white color schemes.