Consumer electronics major Samsung India today launched Galaxy Tab A 2017 device that features a vibrant 8-inche display and delivers an all-day battery life.

Galaxy Tab A 2017 will be available for Rs 17,990 in two colours – gold and black – at retail stores starting October 10.

Consumers purchasing Galaxy Tab A will get extra 180 GB 4G data over one year, courtesy Reliance Jio and users buying Galaxy Tab A before between October 10 and November 9 are also eligible for one-time screen replacement, the company said.

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Galaxy Tab A 2017 is also first device from Samsung to pack Bixby Home feature that enables consumers to find whatever they are looking for, with just a swipe and without having to open a single app. Over the time, Bixby learns your routine, so you’ll have the right content ready when you need it. By looking for patterns in your app usage by time and location, Bixby can also predict what you might be looking for, allowing you to get the most out of your device.

As an entertainment device Galaxy Tab A 2017 sports a 480-nit bright 8-inch display, 5,000mAh battery to provide multimedia usage for up to 14 hours.

The new tablet also comes loaded with Kids Mode, a digital playground that is safe and provides fun-learning experience for children. Kids Mode offers parents and children a library of expertly curated, engaging, educational games, with new content added monthly for a renewed experience. The service allows kids to experience their favourite characters, games and content in a parental-controlled environment where parents can identify specific subject areas for their child to focus and control the amount of time they are using the app.

Galaxy Tab A 2017 inherits popular features from Samsung’s stable such as: ‘Blue Light Filter’ that reduces blue light emission; ‘Smart View’ that enables users to wirelessly connect their Galaxy Tab A 2017 with televisions and enjoy videos, pictures, or other content on the large screen; ‘Samsung Flow’ that automatically tethers Galaxy Tab A 2017 to other Galaxy devices and seamlessly switch between them; and ‘Game Launcher,’ a control centre for games.

The tablet is powered by Qualcomm processor (1.4 GHz Quad), 2GB of RAM and offers 16GB of internal memory which can be further expanded up to 256GB via micro-SD card. Galaxy Tab A 2017 runs on Android Nougat out of the box and sports 8MP rear camera with LED flash and f/1.8 aperture and a 5MP front camera with f/2.2 aperture.