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Samsung Galaxy Tab Names New Iteration as A 10.1; Device Boasts New S Pen Functionality, Promises Flexible Usage [VIDEO]


Samsung recently announced the release date for its new tablet addition to the Galaxy Tab series, branded as "A," which should cover up the flaws of the company's controversial Galaxy Note 7. The brand new handset, which will come with an S pen, will offer improved features such as the ability to translate foreign languages, create GIFs and pronounce new words.

Last May, Samsung initially announced the Galaxy Tab A 10.1 as a budget-friendly tablet that can be shared across the family because of its multi-user capabilities. Now, the latest announcement of the Samsung Tab A 10.1 features Samsung's innovative S Pen that revolutionizes the way users interact with their mobile devices.

BusinessWire reported that the latest iteration promises a flexible and more productive usage from customers with different lifestyles and needs. With improved pressure sensitivity and a ballpoint pen-like experience, the pen is perfect for note taking to even drawing intricate creations through its superior precision.

Senior Vice President of Product Marketing at Samsung Electronics America, Gary Riding, expressed the revolutionary features that will come together with the new S pen, wherein he said that "With an embedded S Pen, consumers can discover more ways to express themselves. They can write, draw and edit with precision." He added that users can even take screenshots, select brush and color options to draw on photos or create GIFs.

In addition, the Tab A 10.1 (2016) will integrate its new note-taking app, called Samsung Notes, which combines Samsung's usual writing apps, such as Action Memo, S Note and Scrapbook, in a drawer in order to view them altogether.

As to its internal chassis, TechTimes reported that the device is equipped with an Exynos 7870 octa-core processor with a 1.6 GHz octa-core Cortex-A53 CPU. It boasts a 10.1-inch 1,920 x 1,200 touchscreen display. With a high resolution (WUXGA 1920 x 1200) screen and a higher pixel density (1.7 times denser than its predecessor), the Tab A seeks to deliver great displays that will provide comfort in reading for extended periods of time.

More than that, the screen incorporates an anti-glare feature and a blue light filter to reduce eye strain.

The Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.1 is packed with 3GB of RAM and 16GB of storage, with an expandable microSD port which can store up to 256GB. It will carry an 8-megapixel camera in the back of the device, and in the front is a 2-megapixel camera. Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and an SD card slot are also present. The device weighs 1.22 pounds, and runs on Android Marshmallow 6.0.

The Galaxy Tab A 10.1 with S Pen will be available in the United States beginning on Oct. 28, starting at MSRPs of $349.99 at select retailers.

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