Samsung’s Galaxy Tab A is the Ultimate Family Solution

Apr 20. 2015

The Galaxy Tab A offers a better viewing experience and greater productivity at home or on-the-go

MISSISSAUGA, ON , April 20th 2015 - Samsung Electronics Canada, one of the leading suppliers of mobile technology in Canada, today announced the introduction of the new Galaxy Tab A, the go-to tablet for your family’s digital needs, delivering a feature-packed experience that’s great for viewing content and getting things done on-the-go. Designed to meet the changing demands of 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.”

Whether you’re creating, consuming or connecting, the Galaxy Tab A has what you need, all packed into a lighter and thinner form factor running the latest Android 5.0 Lollipop software. Perfectly portable, the Galaxy Tab A is designed to simplify Canadians’ lives. Whether it’s safely letting children experience the digital world in Kids Mode, or having the ability to read night-time stories with Reading Mode, this tablet is ideal for the whole family.

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.

Product Availability:
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. For more information check out:

Samsung Galaxy Tab A Product Specifications: 

    TabA 8.0 (White / Titanium) TabA 9.7 with S-Pen (White / Titanium)
Display Size 8.0" TFT Écran TFT de 9.7 po
Resolution 1024 x 768 (XGA) 1024 x 768 (XGA)
S Pen Support No Yes
Processor 1.2 GHz Quad-Core 1.2 GHz Quad-Core
OS Android 5.0 Lollipop Android 5.0 Lollipop
Connectivity USB Version USB 2.0 USB 2.0
Location Technology GPS, Glonass, Beidou GPS, Glonass, Beidou
Earjack 3.5 mm Stereo 3.5 mm Stereo
Wi-Fi 802.11a/b/g/n 2.4 + 5 GHz, HT40 802.11a/b/g/n 2.4 + 5 GHz, HT40
Wi-Fi Direct Yes Yes
Bluetooth Version Bluetooth v4.1 Bluetooth v4.1
PC Sync. Kies Kies
Memory Internal Memory 1.5 GB RAM, 16 GB ROM 2.0 GB RAM, 16 GB ROM
External Memory Support MicroSD (Up to 128 GB) MicroSD (Up to 128 GB)
Camera Video Recording Resolution HD (1280 x 720) @30 fps HD (1280 x 720) @30 fps
Main Camera - Resolution CMOS 5.0 MP CMOS 5.0 MP
Front Camera - Resolution CMOS 2.0 MP CMOS 2.0 MP
Main Camera - Auto Focus Yes Yes
Sensors Accelerometer, Hall Sensor, RGB Sensor Accelerometer, Hall Sensor, RGB Sensor
Physical specification Dimension (H x W x D, mm) 208.4 x 137.9 x 7.5 242.5 x 166.8 x 7.5
Weight (g) 314 450
Battery Internet Usage Time (Wi-Fi) (Hours) Up to 13 Up to 15
Video Playback Time (Hours) Up to 12 Up to 14
Standard Battery Capacity (mAh) 4200 6000
Audio Playback Time (Hours) Up to 114 Up to 178
Audio and Video Video Playing Format MP4, M4V, 3GP, 3G2, WMV, ASF, AVI, FLV, MKV, WEBM MP4, M4V, 3GP, 3G2, WMV, ASF, AVI, FLV, MKV, WEBM
Video Playing Resolution FHD (1920 x 1080) @30 fps FHD (1920 x 1080) @30 fps

* 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

About Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
Samsung Electronics Canada inspires the world and shapes the future with transformative ideas and technologies, redefining the worlds of TVs, smartphones, wearable devices, tablets, cameras, digital appliances and printers. Samsung globally is a leader in the Internet of Things space through, among others, our Smart Home initiative. In 2014, Samsung was ranked one of top 10 most influential brands in Canada, based on a study by Ipsos Reid. Committed to making a difference in communities across Canada, its Samsung Hope for Children corporate giving program supports children's education, sustainability and health-related issues. Globally, Samsung employs 307000 people across 84 countries with annual sales of $196 billion.

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