Samsung Introduces the New Galaxy Tab A, an Everyday Tablet Designed for the Whole Family

Smart, family-friendly tablet with refined design, all-day battery life, new content partnerships

The New Samsung Galaxy Tab A is a smart, family-friendly tablet with refined design, all-day battery life, and new content partnerships

RIDGEFIELD PARK, N.J.--()--Samsung Electronics America, Inc. today announced a new addition to the Galaxy tablet portfolio, the Galaxy Tab A (8.0’’), an everyday, versatile tablet designed for the entire family. Available starting November 1, the Galaxy Tab A features a refined design with a sleek metal frame and smooth rounded edges that’s comfortable to hold. It offers long-lasting battery, a beautiful display that looks good in any light, and increased onboard memory with expandable storage.

“At Samsung, we constantly work to deliver meaningful innovation that delights our customers and meets their unique needs,” said Alanna Cotton, vice president and general manager of product marketing at Samsung Electronics America. “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.”

Enhanced Performance for Everyday Use

To improve everyday usability and performance, the Galaxy Tab A is equipped with a bright and immersive display, so you can watch your favorite shows, play games and browse the web on an immersive screen that looks good even in bright sunlight. It also has an optional blue light filter to balance the brightness and reduce eye strain, making it easier to see content at night and in dim lighting settings.

In addition, the long-lasting battery (5,000mAh) of the Galaxy Tab A lets you power through movies, play games, write emails and more from a single charge that lasts up to 14 hours.1 With 32GB of built-in storage and expandable memory (up to 256GB2), the Galaxy Tab A allows you keep more of your apps and content whether at-home or on-the-go.

More Content to Keep the Whole Family Entertained

To keep the whole family entertained, the Galaxy Tab A comes with an expansive offering of media and kids content services:

  • Kids Mode features exciting games, videos and content from partners, including 5,000 exclusive game and videos titles from The LEGO Group. Customers will also have access to Value Pack options, allowing them to download highly popular apps like LEGO® Batman: Beyond Gotham, LEGO® NINJAGO: Shadow of Ronin, Toca Hair Salon 3 and BRIO World – Railway at no cost.
  • Samsung Kids is an award-winning, all-in-one subscription service featuring the best educational games, books, and movies and TV shows for children 3 to 8 years old. $100 of premium games, books, movies and TV shows are included with the purchase of the tablet.
  • Optimized for game play with Game Launcher, which provides an enhanced user interface and personalized gaming experience with more gaming tools, and a Call and Notification Prevention Mode, continue to play your games without interruption on the Galaxy Tab A.
  • Galaxy Tab A provides entertainment for the whole family. Buyers will receive three free months of YouTube Red at purchase, giving you an uninterrupted viewing experience free of commercials and advertisements, Offline Mode capabilities to watch and download video, and access to exclusive content like YouTube Red Original movies and series.
  • With Parental Controls, parents can also set limits on usage and customize available content to create a fun and safe environment for younger users.

Just in time for the holiday season, the Galaxy Tab A (8.0”) will be available for purchase online at beginning November 1 starting at $229.99 in two different color options – Black and Silver.

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Samsung Galaxy Tab A Specifications

Galaxy Tab A (8.0”)
CMF               Metal
Dimensions               8.35” x 4.88” x 0.35”
Weight               12.69 oz. (Wi-Fi)
Display               8.0-inch (1280 x 800, 16:10) 480nits
Processor               Qualcomm Snapdragon 425
OS               Android 7.1.1 Nougat
Memory               2GB (RAM) + 32GB (ROM)

Micro SD up to 256GB

Camera               Rear: 8MP AF with flash

Front: 5MP

Battery               5,000mAh (up to 14 hours)
Port               USB Type C
Connectivity               Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, Wi-Fi Direct,

Bluetooth V4.2

Color               Black and Silver

*All functionality, features, specifications and other product information provided in this document including, but not limited to, the benefits, design, pricing, components, performance, availability, and capabilities of the product are subject to change without notice or obligation.

About Samsung Electronics America, Inc.

Headquartered in Ridgefield Park, N.J., Samsung Electronics America, Inc. (SEA), is a recognized innovative leader in consumer electronics, mobile devices and enterprise solutions. A wholly owned subsidiary of Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., SEA is pushing beyond the limits of today’s technology and providing consumers and organizations with a portfolio of groundbreaking products in appliances, home entertainment, Internet of Things, mobile computing, smartphones, virtual reality, wireless infrastructure and wearables, in addition to offering leading content and services related to mobile payments, 360-degree VR video, customer support and more. Samsung is a pioneering leader in smartphones and HDTVs in the U.S. and one of America’s fastest growing home appliance brands. To discover more about Samsung, please visit For the latest Samsung news, please visit and follow us @SamsungNewsUS.

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1 Galaxy Tab A (8.0”) offers longer video play time, up to 14 hours, and is equipped with a 5,000 mAh battery, compared to 12 hours and 4,200 mAh battery on the Tab A (2015).
2 MicroSD cards sold separately


United Entertainment Group for Samsung Electronics America, Inc.
Scott Baldwin, 512-299-6039


United Entertainment Group for Samsung Electronics America, Inc.
Scott Baldwin, 512-299-6039