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Samsung made a cheaper version of the Galaxy Tab S4 without stylus or keyboard support

Samsung made a cheaper version of the Galaxy Tab S4 without stylus or keyboard support

While Samsung’s new flagship tablet, the Galaxy Tab S4, may be getting most of the limelight in the Android tablet world today (for whatever that’s worth), the company also announced a second tablet today: the cheaper, less powerful Galaxy Tab A 10.5.

Much like the Tab S4, the Galaxy Tab A 10.5 features a 10.5-inch display, but nearly everything else about it is worse.

The screen is a 1080p LCD panel, not the higher-resolution 2560 x 1600 AMOLED on the Tab S4, there’s 3GB of RAM instead of 4GB, 32GB of storage instead of either the 64GB or 128GB options, a Snapdragon 450 processor instead of a Snapdragon 835, and no S Pen, iris scanner, or DeX support. The only spec the Tab A 10.5 does share with the Tab S4: the same 7,300mAh battery.

That’s all to be expected, though, since the Tab A 10.5 isn’t meant to fill the same role as the pricier and more powerful Tab S4. The Tab A 10.5 — which includes features like a Kids Mode and “Daily Board,” which lets the tablet show pictures, calendars, and a clock when not in use — is clearly meant for a different audience.

Samsung hasn’t announced a release date or price yet for the Galaxy Tab A 10.5, but it seems safe to say that it’ll cost less than the $649 starting price for the Galaxy Tab S4.