Samsung Announces Galaxy Tab A 8.0 With 5100 mAh Battery
Following the launch of Galaxy Tab S5e and Galaxy Tab 10.1, Samsung has announced another tablet. The new tablet computer is dubbed the Galaxy Tab A 8.0 and is targeted towards the budget consumers.
The front of the Galaxy Tab A 8.0 accommodates an 8 inch TFT display which is surrounded by thick bezels on all four sides. The display panel on the Galaxy Tab 8.0 has a resolution of 1280 x 800 px and 16:10 aspect ratio. The rear of the smartphone has an aluminium construction which houses the company branding and rear-facing camera.
In terms of weight and dimensions, the Galaxy Tab A 8.0 measures 210 x 124.4 x 8 mm and tips the scale at 345 g (Wi-Fi variant). The variant with 4G VoLTE support weighs a tad bit more at 347 g. For photography, the tablet computer features and 8 MP camera on the rear and a 2 MP camera on the front which is placed in the bezel above the display.
The Galaxy Tab A 8.0 is offered in a single storage variant which packs 2 GB of RAM and 32 GB of ROM. Besides, it also supports memory expansion upto 512 GB via a microSD card. To compliment media consumption on a large screen display, the tablet computer also features dual speakers.
The Galaxy Tab A 8.0 is powered by a 5,100 mAh battery which supports 10 w charging. Connectivity options on the device include 802.11 Wi-Fi a/b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.2 and micro USB 2.0. The Galaxy Tab A 8.0 is equipped with an Octa Core CPU which has a clock speed of 2.0 GHz.
Samsung has not revealed the exact details of the chipset on the tablet, however, past leaks claim that it is a Snapdragon 430 SoC. The price of the Galaxy Tab 8.0 is not yet revealed but is expected to be announced shortly. Going by the specs and features it will be a sub US $ 200 tablet.
Galaxy Tab A 8.0 Quick Specs
- 8-inch (1280×800) 16:10 WXGA TFT display
- Wi-Fi/LTE models
- 2.0 GHz Quad-Core Snapdragon 429 processor with Adreno 504 GPU
- 2GB RAM, 32GB internal storage, expandable up to 512GB with microSD
- Android 9.0(Pie)
- 8MP autofocus rear camera
- 2MP front-facing camera
- Accelerometer, Light Sensor
- Dimensions: 210 x 124.4 x 8mm; Weight: 345g(Wi-Fi), 347g(LTE)
- 4G ,WiFi a/b/g/n (2.4 + 5 GHz), Wi-Fi Direct, Bluetooth 4.2 and GPS + GLONASS / Beidou, Micro USB
- 5100mAh battery
All in all, the Galaxy Tab A 8.0 has a solid construction with modest specifications. Even though the device is not made purposely for gaming, the segment that it is targeted towards would mostly use it for light media consumption and web browsing. Performing day to day tasks on the tablet won’t be a fuss and if Samsung is able to price it aggressively, it could be a big hit amongst users who are looking for a budget offering or a secondary tablet.