Samsung launch GALAXY Tab A in Canada

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Samsung today announced the introduction of the new GALAXY Tab A in Canada. Designed to meet the changing demands of the today’s family, the GALAXY Tab A keeps everyone connected to what matters most to them, while including the leading edge features they’ve come to expect from a powerful Samsung tablet.

“The technology needs of Canadian families are changing,” said Paul Brannen, Executive Vice President Mobile Solutions, Samsung Electronics Canada.

“The GALAXY Tab A enables families to share one device while experiencing a high level of personalization and a better viewing experience, all in a portable form factor, at the right price. I truly believe that this is the ultimate family solution.”

Family-Friendly Features:

  • The ultimate family solution: Affordable and accessible, the GALAXY Tab A can accommodate every family member. With the Multi-User feature, families can create up to six profiles on a single device so that everyone can enjoy the GALAXY Tab A with their own personalized experience. Thanks to Kids Mode, kids can more safely access kid-friendly content, while giving parents the peace of mind of knowing their own files are better protected.
  • Better viewing experience: With the Tab A’s awesome 4:3 screen ratio, content fills the screen and appears larger. This means reading your favourite Next Issue* publications, viewing videos, browsing, emailing and social networking has never looked better. Additionally, Reading Mode adjusts the screen colour and brightness to reduce eye fatigue, making it easy to read on your device in any light.
  • Productivity at home or on-the-go: The GALAXY Tab A offers access to Microsoft Office for Android (including Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook) and the Multi-Window view allows for outstanding multitasking. If you’re on the go, Ultra Power Saving Mode extends the battery life by shutting down background apps. Additionally, the 9.7-inch Tab A comes with an S-Pen designed to make it easier to take notes, be creative and to select pictures, images, objects and text.

The GALAXY Tab A will be available from major retailers and at Samsung Experience Stores starting April 20th in either 8-inch or 9.7-inch (9.7 inch comes with S Pen) in White and Titanium.

Samsung GALAXY Tab A Specifications

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TabA 8.0 (White / Titanium)TabA 9.7 with S-Pen (White / Titanium)
DisplaySize8.0″ TFT9.7″ TFT
Resolution1024 x 768 (XGA)1024 x 768 (XGA)
S Pen SupportNoYes
Processor1.2GHz Quad-Core1.2GHz Quad-Core
OSAndroid 5.0 LollipopAndroid 5.0 Lollipop
ConnectivityUSB VersionUSB 2.0USB 2.0
Location TechnologyGPS,Glonass,BeidouGPS,Glonass,Beidou
Earjack3.5mm Stereo3.5mm Stereo
Wi-Fi802.11 a/b/g/n 2.4+5GHz, HT40802.11 a/b/g/n 2.4+5GHz, HT40
Wi-Fi DirectYesYes
Bluetooth VersionBluetooth v4.1Bluetooth v4.1
PC Sync.KiesKies
MemoryInternal Memory1.5 GB RAM, 16GB ROM2.0 GB RAM, 16GB ROM
External Memory SupportMicroSD (Up to 128GB)MicroSD (Up to 128GB)
CameraVideo Recording ResolutionHD (1280 x 720)@30fpsHD (1280 x 720)@30fps
Main Camera – ResolutionCMOS 5.0 MPCMOS 5.0 MP
Front Camera – ResolutionCMOS 2.0 MPCMOS 2.0 MP
Main Camera – Auto FocusYesYes
SensorsAccelerometer,Hall Sensor,RGB SensorAccelerometer,Hall Sensor,RGB Sensor
Physical specificationDimension (HxWxD, mm)208.4 x 137.9 x 7.5242.5 x 166.8 x 7.5
Weight (g)314450
BatteryInternet Usage Time(Wi-Fi) (Hours)Up to 13Up to 15
Video Playback Time (Hours)Up to 12Up to 14
Standard Battery Capacity (mAh)42006000
Audio Playback Time (Hours)Up to 114Up to 178
Audio and VideoVideo Playing FormatMP4,M4V,3GP,3G2,WMV,ASF,AVI,FLV,
Video Playing ResolutionFHD (1920 x 1080)@30fpsFHD (1920 x 1080)@30fps
Audio Playing FormatMP3,M4A,3GA,AAC,OGG,OGA,WAV,


* Samsung GALAXY Tab A customers will receive a complimentary, three-month trial of Next Issue – Canada’s only all-you-can-read, digital subscription magazine service. In one easy-to-use tablet app, Next Issue delivers unlimited access to a comprehensive catalogue of more than 100 premium magazines including: Vanity Fair, Rolling Stone, Chatelaine, Time, FLARE, Vogue, GQ, People, Us Weekly, The New Yorker, Maclean’s, Esquire and HELLO! Canada, in addition to an extensive library of back issues. Beginning today, Next Issue also offers more than 20 Quebec-based French magazines. For more information, please visit

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