Brand New Samsung Galaxy Tab A2 Brings Fun to Your Home

Oct 19. 2017

Equipped with 8-inch Display and Kids Mode that Integrates Learning and Entertainment with Blue Light Filter

Galaxy Tab A2

Hong Kong – October 19, 2017 – Samsung Electronics H.K. Co. Ltd. announced today the launch of Galaxy Tab A2 with 8-inch high resolution wide display with Blue Light Filter, enabling users to view the tablet content comfortably. Enhanced camera and new camera interface are convenient for users to record different moments in life. Its Kids mode, Game Launcher and Home mode cater versatile needs from adults and kids. 


“Tablets become essential gadget at home nowadays, that is why Samsung put much emphasis on how tablet can integrate into users’ family life. The lightweight Galaxy Tab A2 has a simple design. Apart from extended battery life and wide aperture upgrade, it comes with Kids mode and Game Launcher, which let kids to learn through games and adults to indulge into games completely, fulfilling various types of entertainment needs of users”, said Yiyin Zhao, Vice President and Head of IT and Mobile Communication Business for Samsung Electronics H.K. Co. Ltd.


Exclusive Kids Mode

Galaxy Tab A2 offers Kids mode, allowing users to let kids learn through play without any worry. Through Kids mode, parents can control the usage time for their kids. It is also equipped with Blue Light Filter to protect children’s eyes. It features a range of content[1] from famous companies including LEGO, Toca Boca, Filimundus and more which will incite their curiosity and develop their creativity, at the same time integrating learning into games. Galaxy Tab A2 users can enjoy a value pack to download 8 designated popular paid apps in kids store that values at HKD200.


Apps Partner


Suggested Retail Price

Toca Boca

Toca Hair Salon 3


Toca Life: School 


Toca Life: Farm



BRIO World - Railway


My Little Work - Garage 


Pettson’s Inventions 3


Warner Bros (available soon)

LEGO® Batman: Beyond Gotham


LEGO® Ninjago






Brand new Galaxy Tab A2 is equipped with Game Launcher, with which users can enjoy an ultimate control center for games. In the interface, users will not be disturbed by phone calls, alarms or messages during games. In addition, the system will disable other buttons, so that users will not accidentally stop the game and get fully indulged into games. Game Launcher also provides power saving mode and game recording functions, users can enjoy extended gaming time and share the exciting gaming status with friends.


Galaxy Tab A2 supports wireless connection function. Users can play the content of Galaxy Tab A2 on TV[2] via mirroring function in order to watch videos and photos or more together with family members.


Simple, Comfortable and Handy Design

Galaxy Tab A2 comes with three stylish and cool colors, including black, gold and silver. A refined design made with metal offers huge protection for the smartphone. The simple design and round edges gives an excellent grip for users. The new product weighs at 360g[3] and has a thickness of 8.9mm merely, which is handy and allows users to carry along easily.


Galaxy Tab A2 extends the display to 8-inch wide and raise the brightness to 480nits by 20%. Users can view bright and sharp pictures even when using it outdoor. Besides, the Blue Light Filter of Galaxy Tab A2 lowers the amount of blue light and better protects users’ eyes, also enhance their sleeping quality. Users can customize the time to activate the Blue Light Filter, such as setting it to be activated between nightfall to sunrise.


Enhanced Lenses and Brand New Camera Interface

Galaxy Tab A2 is equipped with an 8MP rear camera, together with F1.9 wide aperture, auto-focus and LED flash, these favor users to take photos under any low-light environment. It has a 5MP front camera with F2.2 wide aperture and HDR mode, enabling users to take bright selfie with high resolution and record precious moments in life. The brand new camera interface offers an innovative user experience, with which users can switch between front and rear cameras simply by swiping up or down vertically; or swiping left or right to choose camera modes and effects. Users can move the floating shutter button freely around the screen, so as to get great photos from any angle. Users can also conveniently zoom in and out just by sliding the shutter button to take a better picture.


Practical Functions that Bring Convenience to Daily Life

Various practical functions of Galaxy Tab A2 can assist users’ daily life. The Home mode enables it to show practical information like time and date while charging. In addition, Galaxy Tab A2 has an enhanced battery, which lasts 25% longer than the previous model. Users can use it for up to 13 hours.


Users can seamlessly connect Galaxy Tab A2 with other Galaxy smartphones via Samsung Flow. Beside of sharing network and content instantly, it will sync notifications and allows instant replies on Galaxy Tab A2.


The brand new Samsung smart interface Bixby can track users’ habits. By swiping right, users can quickly access Bixby Home interface, which displays relevant news, frequently used applications[4], functions or services[5], schedules and dates. Over time, Bixby can learn users’ preferences and recommend contents that users may like. Apart from that, Bixby Reminder can send reminders to users about important schedules and dates[6] based on time, location and situation. 

Galaxy Tab A2

Availability and Suggested Retail Price

Samsung Galaxy Tab A2 will be available on the following date with the suggested retail prices as follows:



Available Date

Suggested Retail Price

Galaxy Tab A2 Wi-Fi




Galaxy Tab A2 LTE

Black and Silver

Oct 21


Book Cover


Oct 21



From now till Nov 30 customers will receive a 32GB Micro SD card (valued at HKD 150) for free upon purchase of a Galaxy Tab A2. First come first served, while stocks apply.


Samsung Galaxy Tab A2 8 WiFi (T380) &Galaxy Tab A2 8 LTE (T385) Specifications:

Special Features


Display & Design:

•             8” WXGA  16:10 TFT Display (1280 x 800)

•             Metal back design


•             Voice call function (LTE)

•             Kids mode

•             Blue Light Filter

•             Game Launcher

•             8MP AF + 5MP Camera with LED flash

•             Micro SD card up to 256GB

Operating Platform

Android 7.1



2G GSM- GSM850,GSM900,DCS1800,PCS1900

3G CDMA –BC0(800)

3G WCDMA - B1(2100),B2(1900),B5(850),B8(900)

3G TD-SCDMA - B34(2010),B39(1880)

4G FDD LTE - B1(2100),B3(1800), B5(850),B7(2600),B8(900)

4G TDD LTE - B38(2600),B39(1900),B40(2300),B41(2500)

Dimension (LxWxD)

212.1 x 124.1 x 8.9mm


360g (Wi-Fi)

364g (LTE)


•             8” WXGA  16:10 TFT Display (1280 x 800)


Snapdragon 425 Quad-Core Processor 1.4GHz


•             Internal Memory:

16GB (RAM:2GB) Wi-Fi


•             Support microSD (up to 256GB)


Gold (Wi-Fi)

Black, Silver (LTE)

Battery Time*

•             5000mAh


•             8 Mega-pixel Auto Focus back camera (F1.9) with LED flash

•             5 Mega-pixel front camera

•             Full HD (1920 x 1080) @ 30fps video recording

•             Full HD (1920 x 1080) @ 30fps video play back

Music Player

•             Music Library

•             3.5mm Stereo Headset Jack

Audio/Video format

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


Internet Tool

•             Android BrowserTM

•             Chrome

•             Google Play TM

•             GoogleTM (Search, Voice Search, Gmail, Maps, Navigation, Hangouts, Play Music, Drive, Play Movies & TV, Photos , YouTube TM)

•             Exchange Active Sync TM

•             Galaxy Apps

•             Online Widget

•             Quick Connect

•             Kids mode

•             Game Launcher

•             Bixby Home


•             Accelerometer, Hall Sensor



Data Transfer^

•             LTE Cat 4 150Mbps / 50Mbps (LTE)

•             HSPA+ 42Mbps / HSUPA 5.76Mbps


•             802.11 a/b/g/n, 2.4+5GHz, HT40

•             Wi-Fi Direct


•             v4.2

Data Connectivity

•             Type C USB2.0

Wireless ConnectivityΔ

•             GPS, Glonass, Beidou

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

+ 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.

**GALAXY Tab A2 only support Nano-SIM card

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

^^Only support by Samsung specific adapter ,Battery time is based on our own laboratory measurements, and may vary depending on factors such as device settings, usage patterns and operating conditions.


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


* 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.


Content of Kids mode will differ in regions. Some applications may have a different launch date, please check with Samsung staff for details.
[2] Only support TV with Smart View function.
[3] LTE version weighs 364g.
[4] Compatible Apps differ in regions.
[5] GPS function must be turned on for services that location is required.
[6] Users need to logon to Samsung account and connect to Internet; GPS function must be turned on for services that location is required.


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