Next Generation Samsung Galaxy Tab A (2016) Comes with Enhanced Features

Oct 06. 2016

Powerful S Pen to realize your imagination without boundaries

新一代Samsung Galaxy Tab A (2016) 升級登場
  • 新一代Samsung Galaxy Tab A (2016) 升級登場
  • 新一代Samsung Galaxy Tab A (2016) 升級登場

Hong Kong – October 6, 2016 – Samsung Electronics H.K. Co. Ltd today introduced Galaxy Tab A (2016) to bring upgraded S Note experience and fulfill unlimited imagination of users. With a simple yet fashionable design, also equipped with various user modes and advanced camera functions, the new Galaxy Tab A grants users to have a richer and more comprehensive mobile tablet experience.


“Tablets have become one of the most widely used gadgets nowadays, thus Samsung places high importance on its development. Galaxy Tab A (2016) is launched with enhanced S Note, S pen and more functions, enabling users to handle work at ease, at the same time, allowing them to realize their creations and to draw their masterpieces without time and location constraints,” said Yiyin Zhao, Vice President & Head of Information Technology and Mobile Communication Business, Samsung Electronics H.K. Co. Ltd.


Upgraded S Note and S Pen to Realize Your Imagination

• Enhanced S Note: Users can view different documents in list or grid formats, not to mention the Scroll Mode for searching your S Note works in a shorter time. The new tablet will automatically put all the recently use S Note files on top, allowing users to quickly open documents that are frequently in use. Together with more drawing functions, users can edit PDF files which are easier for handling different work related documents.

• Air Command: Users can have translation directly by pointing S Pen to the content. The enhanced functions also allow users to make GIF animation simply by outlining the wanted parts when watching a video.

• PEN.UP: Users can share their drawings and discuss with other users from all over the world. This platform even offers free lessons for users to boost drawing skills. Also, one can join the Monthly Challenge with assigned drawing topics.

• Professional painter – Art Canvas: Users can create marvelous art work with Art Canvas, the 6x brushes can assist users to express different texture in a plain picture. The professional palette offers a wide range of color combination and expression. With the pressure sensitivity techniques of S Pen, users can realize their unlimited imagination in a more elaborate work.

• Third party drawing application: Galaxy Tab A (2016) supports third party drawing application. Autodesk Sketchbook and Artage[1] professional drawing software, enabling users to perform all their creativity.


Chic and Modern Design with Comfortable Viewing Experience

Elegant and smooth curves all around deliver modern sophistication, while a special rhythmical pattern on the back completes the Galaxy Tab A (2016) with a soft, comfortable, and secure grip. Beside sophisticated design, its WUXGA (1920X1200) super high resolution screen offers an unrivalled mobile viewing experience. Its Wide View is particularly designed for a large group of people to view the content. Samsung also introduces magnetic book cover with a more stable magnetic joint and light weight design, providing excellent protection that makes it the best accessory for Galaxy Tab A. The magnetic book cover provides touch and viewing modes with two delicate angles. Touch mode allows users to easily draw with S Pen and well-designed for typing purpose while viewing mode enables users to watch videos and browse photos, both at their best angles.

Besides the enhanced display, Galaxy Tab A (2016) is equipped with Anti-Glare Feature that better protects users’ eye. The new feature can adjust display brightness in 0.8 second, which is half of time of other tablets. Under dark environment, it can swiftly turn down the screen brightness to 2 lux, reducing eye fatigue and enhancing users’ reading experience. The brand new product is also installed with Blue-light Filter. Users can customize the launch time of the filter, for instance, set Blue-light filter to turn on automatically from nightfall to dawn. This can uplift sleeping quality of users as blue-light is effectively reduced with the new feature. Users can simply scroll down the short-cuts column to launch the filter in a minute.


Multi-user Mode for Different needs

The new generation Galaxy Tab A (2010) comes with a digital playground for children “Kids Mode 4.0”, which provides children with the most protected digital learning material. It is loaded with ample amount of fun and educational software applications. After turning on the mode, the device will only give users’ access to selected content, offering increased protection and safety. Parents can also set usage time limits on the device to prevent children from spending too much time on tablets.

The new Samsung tablet features multi-user mode, making it useful for a single device to be shared between different users. Users can switch to different user through the lock screen and save their data such as photos, videos and messages separately. Users are able to create personalized settings with this mode for maximum convenience.


Advanced Camera Performance and Superior Connectivity

The device features an 8 Mega-pixel (AF+LED) front camera with F1.9 aperture and HDR mode for outstanding low light performance. With professional mode, users can make customized adjustments to various components such as exposure value, ISO setting and white balance, just like what a professional camera can do. Moreover, users are capable of selecting the best mode to shoot in different situations with Panorama mode and Continuous mode.

Galaxy Tab A (2016) allows users to connect seamlessly to Samsung Smart TV[2] via Quick Connect, synchronizing currently viewing content on tablets with televisions and vice versa.

Besides connecting with Samsung Smart TV, Galaxy Tab A (2016) can also synchronize content with personal computers and other Galaxy devices through Side Sync[3], such that users can view the content stored in the tablet on computer or access wireless transferred files and receive notifications other devices simultaneously on Galaxy tablet.


Galaxy Tab A (2016) will be available in Hong Kong on the following dates with the suggested retail prices as follows:



Available Dates

Suggested Retail Prices

Galaxy Tab A (2016)

White, Black

October 7, 2016



For more product information, please visit or contact Samsung customer service hotline at (+852) 3698-4698.


Samsung Galaxy Tab A (2016) Specifications:

Special Features

Display & Design:
• 10.1” WUXGA TFT touch screen
• Simple and fashionable design

Enhanced S Pen functions
• Upgraded Samsung Notes
• Newly added Air Translation
• GIF animation production tool

• Enhanced camera performance – 8 Mega-pixel, Auto-focus camera, F1.9 wide aperture
• Anti-Glare Feature & Blue-light Filter
• Kids Mode 4.0
• Support microSD up to 256 GB

Operating Platform

Android 6.0

Dimension (LxWxD)

254.3 x 164.2 x 8.2 mm




10.1” WUXGA TFT touch screen(1920 x 1200)


1.6GHz Octa Core Processor


• Internal Memory: 16GB (RAM: 3GB)

• Support microSD up to 256 GB


White, Black

Battery Time*

• 7300mAh


• 8 Mega-pixel rear camera + 2 Mega-pixel front camera

• Shooting Mode: GIF animation, Auto, Beauty, Burst, Panorama, Pro, Sport, Audio-picture

• Functions: Timer, Location Tags, Grid lines, Face identification

Music Player

• UHQA sound effect

• Music Library

• 3.5mm Stereo Headset Jack


• Record: 1080p @ 30fps

• Play: 1080p @ 60fps

Audio/Video format

• Video Play Format: MP4,M4V,3GP,3G2,WMV,ASF,AVI,FLV,MKV,WEBM


Internet Tool

• Android Browser™ 

• Chrome

• Google Play™

• Google™ (Search, Voice Search, Gmail, Maps, Navigation, Hangouts, Calendar, Google+, Play Games)

• YouTube™

• Exchange Active Sync™

• Galaxy Apps

• Online Widget

Samsung Applications

• Smart Switch

• Kids mode 4.0



• 802.11b/g/n/ac, Wi-Fi Direct™




• Accelerometer, Hall Sensor, Light Sensor


• v4.2

Data Connectivity

• USB 2.0

Δ GPS/A-GPS connection is subject to local network and data services and network providers may charge additional service fees. Additionally, connection times can be affected by external factors, such as surrounding environment, weather, etc

^ Subject to local network, data and messaging services.

▲ Actual available memory for end user usage may vary due to phone pre-configuration. The pre-configuration includes preloaded operating system and applications

+ Tablet color for reference only, please check with our staff for details.

* The talk time and stand-by time are approximate. Performance of the battery is subject to the network, signal strength, function, selection and profile.

# Stereo Bluetooth is only applicable to specific headsets.

***For details of the latest OS version, please visit


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[1] Users can download via Galaxy Apps for free.

[2] Limited to Samsung Smart TV lineup in 2015-2016

[3] Supports devices with Android v4.4 and up


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