Samsung has introduced a brand new midrange pill, the Galaxy Tab A 10.5, that may go on sale subsequent week within the US for $330. However wait — a 10-inch pill for $330? That sounds acquainted.

Sure, Samsung could have some stiff competitors on day one from Apple, which sells its wonderful entry-level 9.7-inch iPad for the very same worth. And the iPad comes with a extremely good (although barely smaller) show, Apple’s highly effective A10 processor, 128GB of built-in storage and almost 13 hours of battery life. In fact, there’s additionally Amazon, which sells its super-solid 10-inch Hearth HD 10 for lower than half the worth of the iPad or the Galaxy Tab A 10.5. 

On paper, the iPad’s chief benefit is its show, which is smaller however has the next decision (2,048×1,536). Along with a bigger display screen, the Galaxy Tab A 10.5 additionally provides significantly extra storage potential courtesy an built-in microSD slot. 

Here is an summary of what else Samsung will deliver to the desk with the Galaxy Tab A 10.5: 

10.5-inch TFT LCD with 1,920×1200 resolution1.8GHz Eight-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 450 32GB built-in storage plus microSD slot that may accommodate as much as 400GB 4 audio system with Dolby Atmos support8-megapixel rear digicam, 5-megapixel entrance cameraUSB-C port7,300 mAh batteryGoogle Android Eight.1 working system

The Galaxy Tab A 10.5 provides assist for the SmartThings line of residence automation merchandise and in addition comes with a free 30-day trial of Samsung’s Children, a software program package deal that gives child-appropriate content material and allows you to set limits on display screen time. 

The WiFi model of the Galaxy Tab A 10.5 shall be obtainable at Amazon, Walmart, and on Sept. 14, with an LTE model, from Dash and Verizon, coming later this yr.

The brand new Galaxy Tab A 10.5 is a bigger, up to date model of the $199 Galaxy Tab A We reviewed the Eight-inch Tab A again in 2015 however Samsung has since made some incremental upgrades to its elements. It nonetheless has the Eight-inch show however Samsung has stepped up the decision to 1,280×800 decision; at present’s mannequin additionally comes geared up with a sooner 1.4GHz quad-core Qualcomm processor, 2GB of RAM, and a microSD slot that may accommodate as much as 400GB of storage capability. 

We’ll must get our palms on the Galaxy Tab A 10.5 earlier than making a decisive judgment about the way it stacks up with the iPad and different opponents in its worth vary. Search for our full overview quickly.

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