Samsung introduces new kids-friendly Galaxy Tab A at $230

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Samsung has announced a low-cost tablet designed for parents and kids. The tablet named Galaxy Tab A is priced at $229.99 and will be available from November 1 through the company's website. The device has a refined, family-friendly design meant for everyday use.


Coming to the specifications of the tablet, the device comprises an 8-inch 1280 x 800 display with 480 nits brightness and a 16:10 aspect ratio. The tablet is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 425 processor and comprises 2 GB of RAM and 32 GB of internal memory which can be expanded up to 256 GB via a MicroSD card. The tablet runs on Android 7.1.1 Nougat and is backed by a 5,000 mAH battery that promises 14 hours of battery life in one charge.

In terms of optics, the device packs an 8-megapixel rear-facing camera and a 5-megapixel front-facing camera. The tablet comes with an expansive library of media and kids-friendly content services. With Kids Mode, you’ll find over 5,000 exclusive game and video titles along with Value Pack options to download apps.

"The Galaxy Tab A is designed for parents and kids. It's the tablet that's just as easy to take on the go or curl up with on the couch, with long-lasting battery life to get the whole family through the day," Alanna Cotton, VP and GM of product marketing at Samsung, said in a statement.


Galaxy Tab A buyers will receive three months free subscription of YouTube Red at purchase. There’s also a Samsung Kids subscription- which is an all-in-one subscription service with educational games, movies, books, and TV shows.

The device also has Parental Control available. Parents can set limits on the usage and customize the content available in order to make sure it’s always a fun and safe environment for children.

For gaming freaks, Samsung’s new tablet has Game Launcher, which provides a personalized gaming experience complete with an enhanced user interface and gaming tools. With Call and Notification Prevention Mode, you can continue to play your games without being interrupted by notifications.

The tablet will be available in two color options- black and silver.

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