A month ago (December, 2021), Samsung announced plans to unveil the Galaxy Tab A8. The plan was to release the tablet by January 2022 – a month later. We can now confirm that the tablet has been released in some markets across the world. This tablet is coming in as a successor to the Galaxy Tab A7 unveiled over a year ago, and spots upgrades in major areas including its new 10.5-inch WUXGA display with a 16:10 aspect ratio. The Galaxy Tab A8 is a mid-range device – and mid-range devices aren’t hard to find and are relatively cheap – the Galaxy Tab A8 stands out.
Key Specs: Samsung Galaxy Tab A8
|Dimensions||246.8 x 161.9 x 6.9mm,|
|Internal storage/RAM||32GB/3GB; 64GB/4GB; 128GB/4GB. (extendable with microSD up to 1TB)|
|Connectivity||LTE (supported models only), Wi-Fi 5 (802.11 a/b/g/n/ac), Wi-Fi Direct, Bluetooth v5.0|
This tablet spots a 10.5-inch, 1920×1200 display, slightly larger than its predecessor, the Tab A7. The display is the major selling point of this tablet. The 10.5-inch size is perfect for gaming and binge-watching movie on your favorite movie streaming platforms like Netflix. The tablet has an 80% screen-to-body ratio and a visible black bezel around the display. Around the tablet, there’s a quad-speaker array that supports Dolby Atmos, a 3.5mm headphone jack, and a USB-C port for charging. There are no fingerprint sensor on the tablet.
The Galaxy A8 comes with an undisclosed octa-core chipset, and will be supported by a 3GB or 4GB of RAM and 32GB, 64GB, or 128GB of internal storage (depending on the model you go for). It also comes with a microSD card slot that lets you expand your internal storage space to 1TB, on all variants. Another interesting feature on the Galaxy Tab A8 is its battery. It spots a 7,040 mAh non-removable battery that supports 15W fast charging. Furthermore, you’ve got a 5MP front-facing camera (It supports face unlock) and an 8MP rear camera.
Price and Availability
Samsung have officially released the Galaxy Tab A8 in some markets including the United States and India for a recommended retail price of $229 for the entry 32GB model. You can now order yours and have it shipped to your location from Samsung’s official website and Amazon. Owners of the Galaxy Tab A8 are also eligible for two months of YouTube Premium for free.