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Budget 9.7-inch Samsung Galaxy Tab A set for UK launch next week

Samsung has announced that its new Galaxy Tab A will be coming to the UK, and will go on sale next week.

The Tab A launches in the UK on May 21, landing as a 9.7-inch Android tablet. The device is a streamlined affair, weighing just 450g and rocking a 7.5mm profile.

The 9.7-inch display offers a 768 x 1024 pixel resolution, configured with a 4:3 aspect ratio.

In terms of processing heft, you’ll get a 1.2GHz Snapdragon 410 processor, paired with 1.5GB (or 2GB) of RAM and 16GB of flash storage.

Snapping potential is firmly in the mid-range, with a 5-megapixel rear-facing camera and a 2-megapixel front-facing shooter.

All this is powered by a 6,000mAh battery; we’ll have to wait for a review unit to see how this holds up under pressure.

The Galaxy Tab A runs on Google’s latest Android 5.0 Lollipop OS, which brings 64-bit chip support, improved battery life, and the flatter, cleaner ‘material design’ UI.

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There will be three different versions of the Tab A available to buy in the UK. These are the Galaxy Tab A (Wi-Fi and LTE), the Galaxy Tab A with S-Pen (Wi-Fi), and the standalone Wi-Fi Galaxy Tab A.

The base model is expected to cost €299, which translates to roughly £216, while the LTE or S-Pen versions are tipped at a €349 (£253) price point.

Of course, Samsung is also expected to unveil the higher-end Galaxy Tab S2 in the coming weeks, so fans of more premium fare might want to hold out on splashing their cash.

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