Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.5 is somehow “budget-friendly” at nearly $400

An image of the Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.5. Samsung launched the Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.5 today. The press release touts the tablet as “budget-friendly” and “fit for the whole family” to use. But the tablet costs nearly $400, which is not-so-budget-friendly and is too expensive for small children to use. Samsung launched two tablets today. We already told you about the high-end, incredibly powerful Samsung Galaxy Tab S4, and now we’re going to tell you about the other one: the Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.5. Samsung touts the Galaxy Tab A 10.5 as “fit for the whole family” with “high-quality entertainment features” and a “budget-friendly price.” That budget-friendly price? 329 euros (~$380) for the Wi-Fi version and 389 euros (~$450) for the LTE model, according to SamMobile. Samsung says the price points globally won’t be a straight conversion, but you can expect to likely pay about $400 for the tablet when it launches here in America. Editor's PickBest tablets under $100 (April 2017) Our friends over at TabTimes know what you're looking for, an inexpensive little tablet that is, for better or worse, disposable. Not that we think you should abuse and neglect a tablet, but if you … I don’t know if Samsung is pulling a Mitt Romney here or if the company actually thinks that a $400 tablet is a “budget” device. What’s more, the press release on the tablet focuses on the features that make it good for children to use. I don’t know about you, but $400 is a lot to spend on something I’m going to let kids play with. If I wanted a kid-friendly tablet, I’d buy a used beater for a hundred bucks or so on eBay, or buy a new one that’s specifically designed for kids, like the Fire HD 10 Kids Edition for only $200. Strange promotional language aside, the Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.5 seems like a good piece of hardware if you can afford it. It’s got a 10.5-inch, 1,920 x 1,200 LCD display, a Snapdragon 450 processor, 3GB of RAM, 32GB of storage (expandable up to 400GB via a microSD slot), a 7,300mAh battery, Android 8.1 Oreo, and an 8MP rear camera with the addition of a 5MP shooter on the front. According to SamMobile, the device will go for sale on August 24, which is the rumored on-sale date of another upcoming Samsung device. NEXT: Samsung launches Galaxy Tab S4 with DeX support, aiming to replace your Surface

date: Wed, 01 Aug 2018 18:22:05 +0000