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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

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.

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.

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.

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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 the founder of NaijaTechGuide. A Graduate of Electrical and Electronics Engineering, Paschal is passionate about Technology and since 2006 has written over 4000 articles covering Mobile Devices, Consumer Electronics, Digital Marketing, Mobile Apps, and Online Services. Over the past 16 years, he has managed to turn a blog that started life on a Google Blogger subdomain into the Largest Technology Blog in Nigeria and quite possibly the largest in Africa. Paschal has been Building, Analyzing, and Maintaining Websites for over 17 years and also shares his wealth of knowledge and experience about building and managing websites on NaijaTechGuide.

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