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Samsung has not indicated yet if the tablet can also be used to make voice calls, but a Nano SIM can be accommodated in the device.
  • Saturday, September 09, 2017 - 22:18

Samsung has announced its 8-inch tablet in a new avatar the Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 (2017). The device has received a few updates on the previous version and can be treated as an entry level tablet.

The display is 1280x800pixels resolution WXGA type one. The main processor on this tablet is the Qualcomm Snapdragon 425SoC. The chipset clocks a speed of 1.4GHz. The RAM is 2GB and the onboard storage is 16GB which can be enhanced through a microSD card to 256GB. The Android Nougat version 7.1 is the operating system running the Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 (2017).

The battery is quite powerful at 5000mAh. The company has not indicated yet if the tablet can also be used to make voice calls, but a Nano SIM can be accommodated in the device.

On the camera front, the tablet issued in 2015 had very moderate 5MP and 2MP sensors in the rear and the front respectively. These have been now given a bump and you can see an 8MP sensor accompanied by a flash (the 2015 version did not even have a flash). The lens has an aperture of f/1.9. The front camera is 5MP in size.

Weighing 364grams, the dimensions of the new Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 (2017) read 212.1mmx124.1mmx8.9mm.

All connectivity options are available to the users to stay connected. Apart from Wi-Fi and Bluetooth and the other regular options, the 4G LTE feature has also been added.

The tablet has been currently announced for the Vietnam market where is carries a selling price which is equivalent of Rs.18, 400. There is no clarity, yet, on the schedule for the launch of this tablet in the Indian market, but it will perhaps happen soon. The price at which Indian buyers can acquire the Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 (2017) will be declared only then.