Earlier today, Samsung released a new tablet for kids in the US. We are talking about the Galaxy Tab A7 Lite Kids Edition tablet, which is now available for purchase in the US through AT&T.
The new tablet is based on the 2021 Galaxy Tab A7 Lite. In other words, it has the same key features as the standard tablet. They include an 8.7-inch display, a MediaTek Helio P22T chip, 3GB of RAM and 32GB of storage, and a 5100mAh battery. However, the new tablet adds a few things to the standard version to make it kid-friendly.
For starters, the Samsung Galaxy Tab A7 Lite Kids Edition has a sturdy case with a thick cover around the screen to protect against bumps and drops. As you can imagine, no kid will care about the tablet. There’s also a 360-degree swivel stand. This allows kids to view the display hands-free from almost any angle. The tripod also acts as a handle to carry the tablet.
AT&T and Samsung have also added software features to the tablet to make it more kid-friendly. To that end, the tablet comes pre-installed with the Samsung Kids app. The latter can help parents control how children use this tablet. This includes limiting the contacts, apps, and media the child can access and the time they can use the tablet. The app also offers usage reports to track how kids spend time on the device.
The Galaxy Tab A7 Lite Kids Edition costs $7 per month at AT&T, with a 36-month contract period and a total retail price of $250. Considering that the standard version of the Galaxy Tab A7 Lite now retails for $109, the price of the children’s version becomes high. The new tablet will go on sale in the US on November 4th.
The Samsung Galaxy Tab A7 Lite Kids Edition faces direct competition from Amazon’s Fire 8 HD Kids Edition. The latter is priced at $180. Though the Samsung tablet is much more expensive, it also offers the Google Play Store, a feature that the Amazon Fire 8 HD Kids Edition lacks.