On October 28, the Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.1, which debuted in South Korea a month ago, will begin selling in the U.S., priced at $350. The tablet features Samsung’s S-Pen, presumably the latest version that rolled out with the ill-fated Galaxy Note 7. This will give the tablet an edge over competing devices, making it more suitable for note-taking, drawing, and enhancing functionality and navigation.
Otherwise, the Galaxy Tab A 10.1 is powered by the Samsung Exynos 7870 chipset with 3GB of RAM and 16GB of expandable storage in the base model. The 10.1-inch display has a 1920 x 1200 resolution and there are an 8MP rear camera, a 2MP front cam, and a 7300mAh battery. The tablet runs Android 6.0 Marshmallow.
However, the device lacks a fingerprint scanner, and there’s no LTE connectivity or Samsung Pay support. If you can live with these omissions, the Galaxy Tab A 10.1 presents a solid offering for $350 – especially when you don’t have much of a choice for Android tablets, as most manufacturers have lost interest in this category of devices – along with consumers, to be frank.