The Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.5 is a cheaper version of the Galaxy Tab S4

Samsung just announced the Galaxy Tab S4 as its flagship tablet for 2018, and while it has a lot to get excited about, the $650 price that accompanies it certainly is a downer.

For those of you that want a new tab but don't feel like shelling out that kind of money, Samsung also unveiled (opens in new tab) the more affordable Galaxy Tab A 10.5.

As its name suggests, the Galaxy Tab A has a 10.5-inch TFT LCD display with a resolution of 1920 x 1200. That's not as impressive as the Super AMOLED panel found on the Tab S4, but it still retains slim bezels and the 16:10 aspect ratio.

Under the hood, you'll find the Snapdragon 450, 3GB RAM, 32GB of expandable storage (up to 400GB), and a large 7,300 mAh battery. Other specs include an 8MP rear camera, 5MP front camera, Android 8.1 Oreo, LTE support, and USB Type-C.

Although the Tab A 10.5 doesn't support DeX or come with an included S Pen, it can still use the Book Keyboard Cover and Charging Dock accessories that are being sold alongside the Tab S4.

There's still no word on pricing or availability for the Galaxy Tab A 10.5, but we'll update this article once that info is made available.

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Joe Maring was a Senior Editor for Android Central between 2017 and 2021. You can reach him on Twitter at @JoeMaring1.

  • But can we flash Lineage OS?
  • Or go for the S3.
  • I hope there will be an s pen version....
    Still waiting for a new 8.0 samsung tablet with an s pen.
  • I just bought the 'old' Tab A 10.1 for $299 🇨🇦 from Staples. It was marked down $100. That price would be about $200 🇺🇸
  • Snapdragon 450? Why?
  • I'll take the 10.5 tab thank you!
  • Awful tablet. I'd rather just pay more for the tab S4. You get what you pay for.
  • Well the Tab S4 would be everybodys first choice but the price is a tad steep. The Tab A will probably be good enough if the price is right. That Snapdragon 450 is a real plus and far better than the crap usually found on cheap tablets. Maybe this will be my Christmas gift to myself.
  • I had both a Tab4 10.1 and a TabA 9.whatever. Both were huge, useless piece of $h¡t. When you're watching videos and it freezes near the ⅔ mark - every single time! - I would find it irresponsible to recommend such a waste of glass/plastic/electronic bits.
  • If it doesn't support dex it's not even an option to me really lol, can't justify the s4s price with its inner specs. I'll have to keep looking.