Samsung Galaxy Tab A 9.7 Specs and Price

 Samsung Galaxy Tab A 9.7 Specs

Recently, Samsung launched two Galaxy S2 tablets which are the Samsung Galaxy Tab A 9.7 and Samsung Galaxy Tab A . Both tablets featuring 8-inch and 9.7-inch displays respectively are the company's thinnest and lightest tablet of the size, making them comfortable to use for a long period of time.

As one of the tablets launched, the Samsung Galaxy Tab A 9.7 is a  new mid-range tablet whose specifications are almost similar to that of  the Samsung Galaxy Tab A. The major difference between these tablets lies in their screen size. While the Galaxy Tab A 9.7 sports a 9.7-inch TFT display with a screen resolution of 1024x768 pixels, the Galaxy Tab A, has an 8-inch TFT display with a screen resolution of 1024x768 pixels.

For the display, where previous Samsung tablet screens have had a 16:10 ratio, the Samsung Galaxy Tab A 9.7 has a 4:3 ratio tablet screen which is easier for one to hold both in portrait and landscape orientation . Although it has a low pixel density of 132 ppi, which makes pictures unclear when compared with devices that have higher pixel densities, the build quality and battery life of the device makes it a good option for people who are looking for a high end Android tablet at an affordable price.

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Samsung Galaxy Tab A 9.7 Specs and Price

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Overall Features

The Samsung Galaxy Tab A 9.7 tablet  which runs on Android 5.0 Lollipop OS is designed to work perfectly with all Google apps. It has 1.5GB RAM, 16GB of internal storage that is expandable via microSD card up to 128GB, letting you store more music, photos, movies and games.

 It is powered by a 1.2GHz quad-core processor, has 6000mAh battery which allows up to 14 hours video playback, music Play time of up to 178 Hours and features an ultra power saving mode which shuts off nonessential apps when the battery is about to run out. It also has multimedia features like GPS navigation, microphone, Included stylus, video recording, and HD playback .

The Galaxy Tab A 9.7 tablet sports a 5-megapixel primary camera and 2-megapixel secondary camera. Using these enhanced primary and secondary cameras, users can capture quality images and videos.  For connectivity, It supports  Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, Bluetooth, NFC, and Micro-USB.

The Galaxy Tab A 9.7 measures 242.5x166.8x7.5mm and weighs 487 grams. It comes with an in-built touch-enabled fingerprint scanner, S Pen and supports calligraphy. Also, it comes with Microsoft Office for Android which allows you to review and save changes in Microsoft Word, make edits in Microsoft PowerPoint and Microsoft Excel, with an additional 100 GB of free storage space on Microsoft OneDrive for two years.

Other specs of the Samsung Galaxy Tab A 9.7 are given below: 

Samsung Galaxy Tab A 9.7 Specifications


Release date July 2015
Dimensions (mm) 242.50 x 166.80 x 7.50
Weight (g) 487.00
Battery capacity (mAh) 6000
Removable battery No
Colours White, Black, Blue
SAR value NA


Screen size (inches) 9.70
Resolution 768x1024 pixels


Processor 1.2GHz  quad-core
Internal storage 16GB
Expandable storage Yes
Expandable storage type microSD
Expandable storage up to (GB) 128


Rear camera 5-megapixel
Flash No
Front camera 2-megapixel


Operating System Android 5.0


Wi-Fi Yes
Wi-Fi standards supported 802.11 a/ b/ g/ n
Bluetooth Yes
Infrared No
Wi-Fi Direct No
MHL Out No
Headphones 3.5mm
3G No
4G/ LTE No
Voice Calling No


Compass/ Magnetometer No
Proximity sensor Yes
Accelerometer Yes
Ambient light sensor Yes
Gyroscope No
Barometer No
Temperature sensor No

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Price and Availability

The Samsung Galaxy Tab A 9.7 is now available to buy at various online and offline retailers at a price of just $299.99. The price of Samsung Galaxy Tab A 9.7 In Nigeria ranges from N80,000 to N110,000.

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