Samsung Galaxy Tab A Nook e-reader by Barnes & Noble has been launched at a price of $139.99 in the US. The new budget e-reader is available on the Barnes & Noble website for purchase. The first generation of the tab was launched in 2014, and was called the Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 Nook – also featuring a 7-inch display. The company launched two new Nook tabs in 2015 – the Galaxy Tab S2 Nook (8-inch display) and the Galaxy Tab E Nook (9.6-inch display).
Samsung Galaxy Tab A Nook will run on Android 4.4 Kitkat, has a 7-inch display with 1280×800 pixels, and features 8GB of internal memory (expandable to 200GB). In addition to this extra storage space, all Nook purchases are stored for free in the Nook Cloud.
The tab provides connectivity through a Micro-USB slot, a 3.5 mm headset jack, and Wi-Fi. The tab is equipped with a 5MP rear camera and a 2MP front shooter. The Tab A Nook provides 11 hours of usage with a full charge.
The Nook service in the tab will allow a user to purchase, subscribe and read newspapers and magazines in-app. The tab also comes with the Google Play Store, giving the user access to millions of Android apps, games and more. Samsung’s Tab A Nook is essentially designed for reading eBooks, and the 7-inch screen size means it can be a compact travel companion.
Amazon was unable to impress the audience with its Kindle Fire tab, which was a similar offering with a 7-inch display. The Kindle Fire was launched at $199. Amazon Kindle e-readers with their E-Ink electronic paper display still remain the popular option for people who love reading on the go.