The world of Android tablets is not exactly in good health. Yes, there are many options, but not many that are easy to recommend fully. That said, Samsung has very quietly unveiled a brand new Galaxy Tab A 8.0 that even includes S Pen support (via XDA developers).
Despite a little or no fanfare, the updated tablet looks to improve within a few key areas as well as adding the beautifully neat S Pen support to more comfortable screenwriting and annotation.
Specification view, this 2019 Galaxy Tab A 8.0 has an 8-inch LCD screen with a 1920 x 1200 resolution – perfect for content use. Internally, the tablet is powered by the Exynos 7904 chipset and paired with 3 GB of RAM. Storage comes in a rather poor 32GB flavor, but it can be increased via microSD card up to 51
The design is not exactly inspired, but it is not an uninteresting tablet in any way. At only 8.9 mm thick and weighing only 325g, it is light and beautifully thin for an 8-inch tablet.
The battery is not the largest it measures at 4.200mAh – which is actually only slightly larger than the Galaxy S10 +. It is said to control up to 11 hours of web browsing on a single charge. It is charged via USB-C port and contains the headphone port. Cameras come in two variants: a rear 8 megapixel shooter and a 5 megapixel front-facing selfies and video call option.
We are not so sure which version of Android Galaxy Tab A 8.0 will be pre-installed with, but of course we hope this will come by running Android Pie with a user interface upstairs.
Samsung has even kept their cards close to their chest with the price of the Galaxy Tab A 8.0. We know it will be available in the UK, New Zealand, Thailand, Cambodia, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore and Vietnam to begin with. Additional market access may come in the near future.
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