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Samsung Galaxy Tab A Nook Tablet Launched by Barnes & Noble


Barnes & Noble in collaboration with Samsung America has introduced a new tablet, the Galaxy Tab A Nook. Priced at $139.99 (approximately Rs. 9,500), the tablet is now available to buy via Barnes & Noble stores in the US and will be also available online via BN.com.

For existing Nook customers, Barnes & Noble have announced an upgraded offer where they can get the new Nook tablet for $99.99 (approximately Rs. 6,700) by trading in any Nook device at a Barnes & Noble store. Additionally, Barnes & Noble members can take the limited-time upgrade offer where they receive a free cover for the device at $39.95 (approximately Rs. 2,700).

The Android 5.1 Lollipop-based Samsung Galaxy Tab A Nook features a 7-inch display with a screen resolution of 1280×800 pixels and a pixel density of 216ppi. It is powered by a Snapdragon 410 processor coupled with 1.5GB of RAM and 8GB of inbuilt storage that’s expandable via microSD card (up to 200GB). It packs a 4000mAh battery that the company claims can deliver up to 11 hours of Internet usage. On the camera front, it sports a 5-megapixel rear camera with autofocus and also packs a 2-megapixel front camera. The tablet supports FM radio and comes with GPS and Glonass connectivity options.

The tablet also comes preloaded with Nook Profiles which allows multiple users to personalise the tablet. The Galaxy Tab A Nook supports up to six profiles.

Commenting on the launch, Fred Argir, Chief Digital Officer at Barnes & Noble, said, “The Samsung Galaxy Tab A Nook is the perfect device for customers who are looking for a leading tablet that combines the latest features and a great reading experience at an unbeatable price.”

Samsung Galaxy Tab A Nook


Release date August 2016
Battery capacity (mAh) 4000
Removable battery No
Colours Black
SAR value 0.00


Screen size (inches) 7.00
Resolution 800×1280 pixels
Pixels per inch (PPI) 216


Processor make Qualcomm Snapdragon 410
Internal storage 8GB
Expandable storage Yes
Expandable storage type microSD
Expandable storage up to (GB) 200


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


Operating System Android 5.1


Wi-Fi Yes
Wi-Fi standards supported NA
Bluetooth No
Infrared No
Headphones 3.5mm
FM Yes
3G No
4G/ LTE No
Voice Calling No


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