Galaxy Tab A8: Samsung’s next affordable tablet shows up in pictures


A first “official” image of the Samsung Galaxy Tab A8 has been published online. This entry-mid-range tablet should be unveiled by the brand very soon.

A major player in the tablet market, Samsung can rely on a rather complete range. The South Korean manufacturer is present in the entry-level segment with the Galaxy Tab A7 Lite or Samsung Galaxy Tab A7 and goes to the high end with its Galaxy Tab S7 and S7 +. Do not forget the Galaxy Tab Active 3 for professionals and the recent Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 FE, an accessible variation of the S7 series. The manufacturer should very soon renew its entry level with the launch of a new tablet called Samsung Galaxy Tab A8.

Leaker Evan Blass recently posted the first “official” image of the slate on Twitter. The photo shows the tablet placed horizontally and vertically, without further precision. The Galaxy Tab A8, however, was talked about in September. The leaker OnLeaks and the 91Mobiles site had already mentioned certain characteristics of the tablet. The images highlight the presence of a 10.5-inch LCD screen in 16:10 format, displaying Full HD definition (1920 by 1200 pixels). Unlike high-end tablets, the refresh rate would be limited to 60Hz.

Under its screen, it would embed a Unisoc Tiger T618 chip flanked by 3 or 4 GB of RAM and would offer up to 128 GB of storage. Samsung would add four Dolby Atmos speakers, as well as a 3.5mm headphone jack and a 3.5mm port. The photo part should be based on a 5 Mpx front camera for selfies and video calls, in addition to an 8 Mpx sensor on the back of the device. A battery of 7,040 mAh, compatible with fast charging, would be part.

In aluminum, the Galaxy Tab A8 would have dimensions of 246.7 × 161.8 × 6.9 mm. It is expected that the manufacturer will come in two variants, one Wi-Fi only compatible and the other Wi-Fi + 4G.

Galaxy Tab A8: what place in Samsung’s catalog?

Like its predecessors, this touchscreen tablet will not match its name with the size of its screen. A strategy that allows us to better understand the brand’s strategy, with the Galaxy Tab S for the high-end and the Galaxy Tab A for the entry or mid-range. This Galaxy Tab A8 should therefore succeed the Samsung Galaxy Tab A7 to establish itself as the manufacturer’s new accessible proposition. Price side, we can expect that it does not exceed the bar of 300 euros, like the Galaxy Tab A7 at its launch.

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