Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 (2017) Specs Revealed Prior to Official Release

Jonathan So

Samsung is expected to unveil a new tablet in the fourth quarter of 2017, known simply as Galaxy Tab A8.0 (2017). It is expected to be available in two versions: with or without 4G modem.

Although the tablet market is not as robust or dynamic than the smartphones, the top brands are still introducing new tablet models into their inventory. For example, Apple had released two iPad Pros and a classic iPad earlier in the year. Samsung has also released many models such as the Galaxy Book tablet for professionals and have added models into its high-end Galaxy Tab S series and mid-range Galaxy Tab and Galaxy A lines. The Galaxy Tab A 8.0 (2017) is one of the upcoming models due to be released by the Korean tech giants.

What is Known So Far about the Tablet

Although the tablet is not scheduled to be released anytime soon, there are already speculations regarding the tablet. The tablet is reported to offer an 8-inch screen that offer 1280x800 pixel resolution. Unlike its smartphone counterparts that are equipped with AMOLED displays, the tablet will feature an IPS screen. The Galaxy Tab A 8.0 (2017) is powered by a Snapdragon 425, a Cortex-A53 quad-core chipset that runs on 1.4GHz. The processor will be complemented with 2GB of RAM and 16GB storage that is expandable via MicroSD. To ensure that the tablet is capable of handling multitasking flawlessly throughout the day, it comes with a large battery with 5000mAh capacity.

In terms of design, the Galaxy Tab A 8.0 (2017) will sport an aluminium shell and should be available in two colours: black and gold. Camera-wise, the tablet is equipped with an 8-megapixel sensor at the back and a 5-megapixel selfie camera. The device will also be running on the Android 7.0 out of the box.

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