Samsung Galaxy Tab A 9.7 Specs & Price

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Samsung Galaxy Tab A 9.7 is an affordable Android tablet designed to meet your most important needs. This slate packs in a large display and is set out to make your tablet browsing and reading experience more fun. The recently-introduced device comes in different variants.

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Samsung Galaxy Tab A 9.7

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The Design

This new tablet features a design different from its supposed predecessor, the Galaxy Tab 4 series. The device is rather compact with a relatively slim profile at a thickness of 7.5 millimetres. Samsung Galaxy Tab A 9.7 sports a seemingly metallic back and weighs 457 grams.

Display and Camera

As its name suggests, Samsung Galaxy Tab A 9.7 features a 9.7-inch display with a resolution of 1024 x 768 pixels and density of 132 pixels per inch. The screen has 4:3 aspect ratio which Samsung reportedly intends to use for new generation of its high-end Galaxy Tab S range.

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Samsung Galaxy Tab A 9.7 is equipped with a combination of a 5-megapixel rear camera and a 2-megapixels front camera for taking pictures of decent enough quality.

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The Power

Samsung Galaxy Tab A 9.7 will be powered by an unnamed quad-core Cortex-A53 processor clocked at 1.2GHz. Given the details revealed about the chipset, including its 64-bit and 4G compatibility, it is likely that it will be a Qualcomm Snapdragon 410.

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The processor will be backed up by 2GB of RAM to drive performance. There is contrasting information on the operating system that will be used for the Samsung Galaxy Tab A 9.7. But Android 5.0 (Lollipop) mobile software appears to be the likely choice. The device will have a large 6000 mAh battery.

Additional Details

Onboard storage will be 16GB, with this being expandable up to 128 GB using a microSD. Samsung Galaxy Tab A 9.7 has a dual speaker arrangement and is available in three variants of Wi-Fi only, Wi-Fi with S-Pen and 4G LTE. Connectivity options include Bluetooth 4.0 and Wi-Fi a/b/g/n.

Given its pricing in Russian roubles, Samsung Galaxy Tab A 9.7 is expected to sell for between $340 and $440, depending on model specifications.

Pricing & Availability

Samsung Galaxy Tab A 9.7 is not available in Nigeria. Samsung Galaxy Tab A 9.7 price in Nigeria is expected to range from N70,000 to N100,000 if it ever makes it to the country.

Samsung Galaxy Tab A 9.7 Specs

Here are a few specs of the Samsung Galaxy Tab A 9.7 Tablet:

General Features

  • Platform: Android 5.0 (Lollipop)
  • Processor: 1.2GHz quad-core Processor
  • GPU:
  • Memory: 2 GB RAM
  • Colours: Black
  • Dimension: XX x XX x 7.5 mm
  • Weight: 457 g
  • SIM Type: SIM (LTE/3G models)
  • SIM Count: Single-SIM (LTE/3G models)


  • Display: 9.7-inch Touchscreen, 768 x 1024 pixels (132ppi)
  • Display Protection:


  • Rear Camera: 5 MP Camera, Video
  • Rear Camera Features: Geo-tagging
  • Front Camera: 2 MP Camera


  • Built-in Storage: 16GB Storage (Wi-Fi only), 32GB (LTE/3G)
  • Memory Card Support: Up to 128GB
  • Bundled Cloud Storage:

Network Support

  • 2G GSM: 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900MHz (3G & LTE Models)
  • 2G CDMA 1X: No
  • 3G WCDMA: Yes (3G & LTE Models)
  • 3G CDMA EVDO: No
  • 4G LTE: Yes (LTE Model)

Internet & Connectivity

  • GPRS: Yes, up to 48kbps (3G & LTE Models)
  • EDGE: Yes (3G & LTE Models)
  • 3G/WCDMA/HSPA: Yes, up to 21 Mbps (3G & LTE Models)
  • HSPA+: Yes, up to 42 Mbps (3G & LTE Models)
  • 4G LTE: Yes, up to 150 Mbps (LTE Model)
  • WLAN: Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct
  • Wi-Fi Hotspot: Yes
  • Bluetooth: Yes, Bluetooth 4.0 with A2DP
  • NFC: No
  • Infrared Blaster: Yes
  • USB Port: Yes, microUSB 2.0


  • SMS/MMS: Yes (3G or LTE models)
  • Instant Messaging: Yes
  • Push Emails: Yes
  • Email Protocol:


  • Music Player: Yes, mp3, WAV, FLAC, eACC+
  • Video Player: Yes, MPEG4, H.263, H.264, XviD
  • FM Radio: No
  • Loudspeaker: Yes
  • 3.5mm Jack: Yes


  • Navigation: Yes, GPS with A-GPS & GLONASS
  • Maps: Yes, Google Maps

Sensors & Control

  • Digital Compass:
  • Accelerometer: Yes
  • Proximity Sensor:
  • Light Sensor: Yes
  • Barometer: No
  • Pedometer: No
  • Gyroscope: No
  • Fingerprint Scanner: No
  • Iris Scanner: No
  • Intelligent Digital Assistant: Yes
  • Motion Sensing / Gesture Control:
  • Voice Control: Yes

Other Features

  • Video Streaming: Yes
  • Traditional Voice Calls: Yes (3G & LTE Models)
  • Wireless Charging: No
  • Digital TV: No
  • HDMI Port: Yes
  • Water Resistant: No
  • Dust Resistant: No
  • Image Editor: Yes
  • Video Editor: Yes
  • Document Viewer: Yes
  • Document Editor: No (download at store)


  • Battery: 6000 mAh Li-ion Battery (non-removable)
  • Music Playback:

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Paschal Okafor is NaijaTechGuide Team Lead. The article Samsung Galaxy Tab A 9.7 Specs & Price was written by Paschal Okafor. The article was last modified: October 13th, 2019

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