Samsung is expanding its portfolio and is now launching the Android tablet Galaxy Tab A in a handy 8-inch format. After the Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 was not reissued last year, is now the revised version of the entry-level tablet is about to launch.
Snapdragon instead of Exynos
Unlike the Galaxy Tab A 10.1 (2019) and 10.5 (2019), the Galaxy Tab A 8.0 (2019) does not rely on Samsung's in-house Exynos SOC, but on a Snapdragon 429 from Qualcomm. The four ARM Cortex-A53 cores have 2 gigabytes of RAM and 32 gigabytes of ROM, which can be expanded by up to 512 gigabytes via MicroSD. The system-on-a-chip of the Android tablet clocks with a maximum of 2 gigahertz. For graphics acceleration, an Adreno 504 GPU is responsible.
8-inch LCD display with 1,280 × 800 pixels
The 8-inch 16:10 format LCD displays a resolution of 1,280 × 800 pixels and has relatively wide display margins compared to most of its current rivals. With dimensions of 210 × 124.4 × 8 millimeters (L × W × H), the weight is 345 grams (Wi-Fi) and 347 grams (LTE), respectively.
Main camera with 8 megapixels
The main camera on the back works with 8 megapixels and has an autofocus. At the front Samsung is meanwhile on a not quite up-to-date 2 megapixel camera. The built-in battery, however, is quite adequately dimensioned with 5,100 mAh.
Further features of the Tab A 8.0 include n-WLAN with dual-band support, Bluetooth 4.2 and in the LTE version a 4G support with downstream speeds of up to 150 Mbit / s. The 3.5 mm jack connection for headphones and headsets was also taken over by the predecessor. As OS comes Android 9 (Pie) including the Samsung One UI used.
The Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 (2019) should appear in a timely manner and be priced based on its direct predecessor. This is currently available from 140 euros in the trade.