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Samsung Galaxy Tab A Nook 7 – launch details, tech specs, pics & more

Samsung Galaxy Nook Tab A 7-inch 2016

The new 7-inch tablet, co-branded by Samsung and Barnes & Noble, launches at $139.99, available as an ungrade for $99.99.

Barnes & Noble launched the fifth tablet made in cooperation with Samsung, after Tab 4 (in two sizes), Tab S2, and Tab E.

The new device – Nook Tab A 7 – is basically Samsung’s 7-inch Galaxy Tab A model, introduced in March 2016, and equipped with a Nook software, to help B&N customers manage and consume the content from the Nook Store.

Nook Tab A runs on the latest version of Nook software – 4.6. It offers “an enhanced bookstore experience,” which means that the store and user’s library are available directly from the home screen.

The entry-level tablet from Barnes & Noble features the 1280 × 800 px screen, 8 GB of internal memory, and 1.3GHz Quad-Core processor. It has two cameras: front 2 MP, and rear 5 MP with autofocus and 2x digital zoom.

Samsung Galaxy Tab A Nook 7 – launch details

Barnes & Noble announced the 2016 Nook tablet on August 17, 2016. The device was available for purchase the same day, both in B&N stores across the US and online at

The launch price of $139.99 is $10 lower than the price of the 7-inch Galaxy Tab A in Samsung online store.

B&N customers can purchase the new Nook at even the lower price if they trade in or show proof of purchase of any Nook device at any Barnes & Noble store.

The upgrade offer includes an extra incentive for Barnes & Noble Members. They can get for free a case cover for their new Nook, worth $39.95.

To celebrate the launch of Samsung Galaxy Tab A Nook 7, Barnes & Noble adds a free Nook book by Alafair Burke, a page-turning thriller, Long Gone. This offer is valid until the end of August 2016.

It’s worth highlighting that Barnes & Noble offers already over 20 original Nook Tab A 7 covers. These covers are not designed from scratch, but both fit both the 7-inch Nook Tab 4 and Nook Tab A.

However, one of the users has shared the remark that the cover – which was originally designed for Tab 4 – blocks the part of the rear camera in Nook Tab A.

Samsung Galaxy Tab A will eventually replace the older-generation Nook Tab 4, but the latter device is still available in B&N’s online store. You can get it for $129.99 – $10 cheaper than Nook Tab A, and $50 cheaper than at launch.

A software update that’s planned to be released in September 2016 will let Nook Tab A users listen to audiobooks, via seamless access to 80,000 digital audiobooks, including 9,500 free, from Nook Audiobooks store.

Samsung Galaxy Tab A Nook 7 – comparisons

If you are going to buy the entry-level tablet with a screen comparable to the size of a paperback book, the 7-inch display is the right choice.

Have you made up your mind whether to shop for ebooks in the Kindle or Nook Store? If not, the comparison between the 7-inch tablets from these two ebookstores might help you make the right decision.

Nook Tab A 7 vs. Amazon Fire 7

Feature Nook Tab A 7 Amazon Fire 7
Release date August 17, 2016 September 30, 2015
Display size 7-inch 7-inch
Display resolution 1280 × 800 px 1024 x 600 px
Pixel density 216 ppi 171 ppi
Processor 1.3GHz Quad-Core 1.3GHz Quad-Core
Storage 8 GB 8 GB
Cameras Front: 2 MP
Rear: 5 MP with auto-focus
Front: 0.3 MP
Rear: 2MP
Weight 9.92 oz
281 g
11.0 oz
313 g
Dimensions 7.35 × 4.27 × 0.34 in
187 × 108 × 8.6 mm
7.5 × 4.5 × 0.4 in
191 × 115 × 10.6 mm
Body colors Black Black, Blue, Magenta, Tangerine
Launch price $139.99 from $49.99

As you see, you can get two tablets from Amazon for the price of one from Barnes & Noble.

If you are going to have a tablet – just the tablet – and don’t take too much attention to the comfort of using, the Fire is the easiest way to achieve it.

However, if you are going to use the tablet heavily, the comfort of reading ebooks and watching movies is bigger on the Nook, as the device has a better screen resolution, and therefore pixel density.

Samsung Galaxy Tab A Nook 7 – pictures

Samsung Galaxy Tab A Nook 7 - reading newspapers

Samsung Galaxy Tab A Nook 7 - Nook Store

Samsung Galaxy Tab A Nook 7 - angle view

Covers for Samsung Galaxy Tab A Nook 7

Samsung Galaxy Tab A Nook 7 – full tech specs

Below, you’ll find tech specs of the 2016 Samsung Galaxy Tab A Nook (7-inch).

Display 7-inch PLS TFT
Screen resolution 1280 × 800 px
Pixel density 216 ppi
Processor 1.3GHz Quad-Core
Body colors Black
Weight 9.92 oz / 281 g
Dimensions 7.35 × 4.27 × 0.34 in / 187 × 108 × 8.6 mm
Battery life Up to 11 hours of internet usage
Up to 100 hours of music play time
Up to 9 hours of video play time
Storage 8GB on-board memory
Add up to 200GB with a microSD card (sold separately)
Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n
Cameras Front: 2 MP
Rear: 5 MP with auto-focus
Camera zoom 2x (digital)
Video recording HD (1280 x 720) @30fps
Connectors Micro-USB 2.0
3.5 mm headset jack
microSD slot
Bluetooth Yes, Bluetooth v4.0
Supported file types Audio: M4A, 3GA, AAC, MP3, FLAC, WAV, OGG, AAC
Gallery (pictures): JPEG, GIF, PNG, BMP
In the box Samsung Galaxy Tab A NOOK
Quick Start Guide
Power Adapter
Micro-USB Cable

Samsung Galaxy Tab A Nook 7 – product chart

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8GB / Black

Read for Hours
The long-lasting battery keeps you powered up to read at home or on the go for up to 11 hours of internet usage.

Crisp, Beautiful Display
The device is designed with stunning resolution to give you an incredible picture quality, whether you’re watching a movie, snapping photos, or playing a game.

Barnes & Noble at your Fingertips
Choose from our vast library of ebooks, including more than a million titles under $4.99. Scroll our aisles with collections curated by our expert booksellers to help you find your next great read.

Family Friendly by Design
Learning is magical on Nook. Explore one of the largest selections of books tailored to kids of every age and ability. Create individual profiles and unique bookshelves for all the members of your family. Parental controls allow you to manage what your kids see.

B&N Readouts
Enjoy a quick read for every moment with our digital discovery feature—a complimentary daily selection of book excerpts, magazine articles, and rich commentary.

Comes with Google Play
Millions of Android apps, games, movies, songs, and more are available on Google Play – instantly accessible wherever you go.

Tech specs

Display 1280 × 800 px
Battery Up to 11 hours of internet usage
Storage 8 GB on-board memory. Add up to 200 GB with an optional microSD card
Connectivity Wi-Fi (802.11 a/b/n/ac)
Ports Micro-USB 2.0
3.5 mm headset jack
microSD slot
Cameras Front: 2 MP
Rear: 5 MP with auto-focus

⇢ Nook Tab A $139.99

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