Samsung announces the Galaxy A6 and Galaxy Tab A 10.5″ in the U.S.

Samsung announces the Galaxy A6 and Galaxy Tab A 10.5″ in the U.S.

Samsung is expanding their mid-range lineup in the United States with the addition of two devices: the Samsung Galaxy A6 and the Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.5″. Both of these devices were announced earlier this year, but we finally have the pricing and availability information for the unlocked versions in the U.S. First, here’s a recap of the specifications for each device.

Samsung Galaxy A6 Specifications

SpecificationSamsung Galaxy A6
Dimensions and Weight149.9 x 70.9 x 7.7mm, 162g
Display5.6-inch HD+ (720×1480) Super AMOLED
SoCExynos 7884 (@1.6GHz)
Storage32GB, expandable up to 400GB via microSD
Battery3,000 mAh
Rear Camera(s)16MP (f/1.7) with LED flash

Video recording: FHD @ 30fps

Front Camera(s)16MP (f/1.9) with LED flash
SoftwareAndroid 8.0 Oreo
ConnectivityLTE Cat. 6 B1, B2, B3, B4, B5, B7, B12, B66, B71

CDMA 800/1900

UMTS 850/AWS/1900/2100

GSM 850/900/1800/1900

Bluetooth 5.0, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, Wi-Fi Direct, NFC, GPS+GLONASS

Ports/ButtonsSingle nanoSIM card slot and microSD card slot
SecurityFingerprint scanner (rear), Facial Recognition

This smartphone may not seem much on paper, but if you’re looking for a mid-range device from a top-tier manufacturer, then you may be interested in this device. The deals that carriers will offer may make the Galaxy A6’s price more palatable, too.

Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.5″ Specifications

Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.5


SpecificationSamsung Galaxy Tab A 10.5″
Dimensions and Weight10.23″ x 6.33″ x 0.31″, 1.17lb (Wi-Fi), 1.18lb (LTE)
Display10.5″ WUXGA (1920×1200) TFT LCD
SoCQualcomm Snapdragon 450 (@1.8GHz)
Storage32GB, expandable up to 400GB via microSD
Battery7,300 mAh
Camera8MP AF + 5MP with flash

Video recording: FHD @ 30fps

SoftwareAndroid 8.1 Oreo
AudioQuad Speakers, Dolby Atmos
ConnectivityWi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, Wi-Fi Direct, Bluetooth 4.2, GPS+GLONASS+BeiDou1
Ports/ButtonsUSB 2.0 (Type-C)

This tablet is intended for families, and especially ones with small children. Samsung is offering a free 30-day trial of Samsung Kids if you download the Samsung Kids app from Galaxy Apps or the Google Play Store.

Samsung Galaxy A6 and Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.5″ Pricing and Availability

The Samsung Galaxy A6 will be available in the United States on for $359.99 starting September 14th. It will also be available from carriers in a few weeks. The Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.5″ Wi-Fi version will go on sale starting September 14th on,, Walmart, and for $329.99. The LTE model will be available on Sprint and Verizon sometime later this year.

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Mishaal Rahman
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