AT&T has partnered with Samsung to launch a new tablet option that parents can give their kids. The Galaxy Tab A7 Lite Kids Edition features a low price, a sturdy body, and Google Play Store on board.
The Galaxy Tab A7 Lite Kids Edition will be available starting November 4th through AT&T.
The original Galaxy Tab A7 Lite is a tablet on the smaller side at 8.7 inches. It has a respectable spec sheet with a MediaTek chip, 3GB of RAM, at least 32GB of storage with a microSD card slot, and a 5100mAh battery. For its usual $160 price tag – currently down to $109 – it’s a solid bargain.
With the Kids Edition, it looks like you’ll get the same basic package but with some notable additions.
First of all, the tablet has a durable outer shell. This clamshell adds a great deal of protection, with a large lip around the screen and plenty of shock resistance around the sides. There is also a kickstand/knob built into the back that rotates 360 degrees.
Moreover, the tablet includes free access to the “Samsung Kids” app, which can help control how children use the tablet, including how they browse the Internet and which apps they can install and use. AT&T summarizes:
Samsung Kids allows you to create a safe environment for your child to happily explore and connect with the world. Through family-friendly activities to entertain children and encourage them to learn, develop and thrive. Samsung Kids helps your child enjoy the digital world safely.
The Galaxy Tab A7 Lite Kids Edition is priced at $7 per month on AT&T, a price paid over 36 months. That comes to a retail cost of about $250.
Perhaps the most notable reason for this device is that it comes with the Google Play Store. why? This is a device that competes with Amazon’s Fire Tablet for kids, which also has a durable design and an affordable price. However, the Samsung and AT&T option is much more expensive. The Fire Tablet for kids costs about $180 and comes with a two-year “worry-free” warranty to replace your broken tablet. But the value of having the full Play Store, especially the convenient YouTube (and YouTube Kids) app, cannot be underestimated.
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