Samsung has broadened its stable of U.S. tablets with the Galaxy Tab A, which has just been released in a range of configurations, including mid-size and full-size models.
There is an 8-inch version that sells for $229.99 and a 9.7-inch one priced at $299.99. Additionally, a 9.7-inch version with an S-Pen will be available for $349.99 later his month.
Unlike the Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 series that was introduced last year, there is no 7-inch model in this latest series. Also, they use a 4:3 aspect ration, rather than 16:10, making them look more like an iPad than many previous Samsung tablets.
All Galaxy Tab A models have a 1024 x 768 screen, which results in relatively-low pixel densities.
Each runs Android 5.0 Lollipop on a 1.2 GHz quad-core processor, with 1.5GB of RAM. Users have a choice between 16 GB and 32 GB of built-in storage. A microSD slot enables more storage.
Color options include white, black, and blue, except with the S-Pen version, which will only come in black.
The mid-size and full-size versions of the Samsung Galaxy Tab A series are available in stores around the U.S. — including Best Buy, HH Gregg, and Amazon — starting today. The full-size version with S-Pen will debut May 17.