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Samsung Outs New Tab and Smartphone

March 11th, 2016 | by Z. Gonzales

Far from the flashy stages of MWC, Samsung has quietly released two new devices geared towards the emerging markets.

The first device is the Galaxy Tab A 2016 edition. The slate is, of course, is an upgrade to the last year’s model with a 7-inch LCD display with a 1280 x 800 resolution.

Galaxy Tab A 2016The innards are composed of a 1.3GHz quad-core processor with 1.5GB of RAM and 8GB of expandable storage. There’s also a 5MP snapper at the back and a 2MP selfie sensor at the front.

The Galaxy Tab A is running on Android 5.1 Lollipop out of the box while power is supplied by a 4000mAh battery. The tablet is expected to retail for around $190.

Another device announced by the Korean manufacturer is the very affordable Galaxy J1 Mini. The J1 has been known for being a cost-effective handset, so when the Mini moniker is attached to it, you’d know that this handset is bound to be really cheap.

The J1 mini is sporting a 4.0-inch TFT display with a resolution of 480 x 800 pixels. It has a 1.2GHz quad-core processor with 768MB of RAM and a 5MP+VGA camera combo.

J1 MiniSamsung has also included a 1500mAh battery which should provide up to 8 hours of talk time, 7 hours of browsing and 29 hours of audio playback. Other notable features of the handset include dual SIM functionality, USB 2.0, GPS with GLONASS, Wi-Fi b/g/n, Wi-Fi direct and Bluetooth v4.0.

There’s no word yet on pricing and availability.

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