The official website lists some bundled offers available with the Galaxy Tab A 9.7 such as free 12-week subscription to the New York Times, a free ebook on Kindle, and up to 100GB of free storage on OneDrive for two years. The tablet comes bundled with S Pen and supports calligraphy among other features.
For specifications, the Galaxy Tab A 9.7 features almost identical specifications as the Samsung Galaxy Tab A, which was launched last month. The biggest difference however is the screen size - the Galaxy Tab A 9.7 features a 9.7-inch TFT display with a resolution of 1024x768 pixels. The Galaxy Tab A, on the other hand, features an 8-inch TFT display with a screen resolution of 1024x768 pixels.
Another notable difference is that the Galaxy Tab A 9.7 supports Wi-Fi only while the Galaxy Tab A supported 4G LTE.
Rest of the specifications of the Galaxy Tab A 9.7 tablet include a 1.2GHz quad-core processor coupled with 2GB of RAM. There is 16GB of built-in storage, which is further expandable via microSD card (up to 128GB). It packs a 6000mAh battery with no word on battery life. Notably, the Galaxy Tab A was backed by a 4200mAh battery.
The Galaxy Tab A 9.7 tablet sports a 5-megapixel rear autofocus camera and 2-megapixel front camera. Apart from Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, the tablet supports Bluetooth, NFC, and Micro-USB. The Galaxy Tab A 9.7 measures 242.5x166.8x7.5mm and weighs 487 grams.
Samsung, earlier this month, launched two new Galaxy S2 tablets featuring 8-inch and 9.7-inch displays. Both the Galaxy Tab S2 tablets were touted as the company's "thinnest and lightest" tablet of the size. At just 5.6mm thickness, both the Galaxy Tab S2 tablets were slimmer than Apple's iPad Air 2, which measures at 6.1mm. Another notable feature of the new Galaxy Tab S2 tablets is it comes with built-in touch-enabled fingerprint scanner.