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Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 Specs & Price

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Recently unveiled alongside Samsung Galaxy Tab A 9.7 in Russia, Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 is more or less the smaller replica of its brother device. The tablet is aimed at individuals who love the mobile, smart living but who do not have the resources or are unwilling to go for a high-end slate. It is available in two models.

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Samsung Galaxy tab A 8.0

The Design

Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 looks a lot like Samsung Galaxy Tab A 9.7 in terms of compactness. Just like its brother, the slate is only 7.5 millimetres thick, which makes it slimmer than all Samsung’s previous mid-range tablets.

The tablet also weighs less at 320 grams – in part, as a result of its smaller battery. Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 has a metal-like rear as well.

Display and Camera

The slate flaunts an 8-inch screen with a 4:3 aspect ratio. The screen has a disappointing resolution of 1024 x 768 pixels. On the camera side, Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 comes with a 5 megapixels rear camera and 2 megapixels front camera.

The Power

This tablet will be powered by a quad-core ARM Cortex-A53 processor running at 1.2GHz. The chip will be supported by a RAM of 2GB, which was previously reported as 1.5GB.

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Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 will run on the Android 5.0 (Lollipop) mobile operating system, which will expectedly be overlaid with the latest TouchWiz user interface. The tablet will be fitted with a 4200 mAh battery that can give enough power juice to run the device for up to 10 hours, according to Samsung.

Miscellaneous Information

Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 will have internal storage of 16GB and this is extendable by as much as 128 GB through the available microSD slot. The device will be available in Wi-Fi only and 4G LTE models. Connectivity capabilities include Bluetooth 4.0, 3G, 4G LTE and Wi-Fi a/b/g/n.

Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0, which comes in black, white and blue, has its price estimated at between $ 275 and $375, depending on the model you will be purchasing.

Pricing & Availability

Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 is not available in Nigeria. Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 price in Nigeria is expected to range from N55,000 to N80,000 if it ever makes it to the country.

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Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 Specs

Here are a few specs of the Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 Tablet:

General Features

  • Platform: Android 5.0 (Lollipop)
  • Processor: 1.2GHz quad-core Processor
  • GPU:
  • Memory: 2 GB RAM
  • Colours: Black, White, Blue
  • Dimension: XX x XX x 7.5 mm
  • Weight: 320 g
  • SIM Type: SIM (LTE/3G models)
  • SIM Count: Single-SIM (LTE/3G models)

Display

  • Display: 8.0-inch Touchscreen, 768 x 1024 pixels (160ppi)
  • Display Protection:

Camera

  • Rear Camera: 5 MP Camera, Video
  • Rear Camera Features: Geo-tagging
  • Front Camera: 2 MP Camera

Storage

  • Built-in Storage: 16GB Storage (Wi-Fi only), 32GB (LTE/3G)
  • Memory Card Support: Up to 128GB
  • Bundled Cloud Storage:

Network Support

  • 2G GSM: 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900MHz (3G & LTE Models)
  • 2G CDMA 1X: No
  • 3G WCDMA: Yes (3G & LTE Models)
  • 3G CDMA EVDO: No
  • 4G LTE: Yes (LTE Model)

Internet & Connectivity

  • GPRS: Yes, up to 48kbps (3G & LTE Models)
  • EDGE: Yes (3G & LTE Models)
  • 3G/WCDMA/HSPA: Yes, up to 21 Mbps (3G & LTE Models)
  • HSPA+: Yes, up to 42 Mbps (3G & LTE Models)
  • CDMA EVDO: No
  • 4G LTE: Yes, up to 150 Mbps (LTE Model)
  • WLAN: Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct
  • Wi-Fi Hotspot: Yes
  • Bluetooth: Yes, Bluetooth 4.0 with A2DP
  • NFC: No
  • Infrared Blaster: Yes
  • USB Port: Yes, microUSB 2.0

Messaging

  • SMS/MMS: Yes (3G or LTE models)
  • Instant Messaging: Yes
  • Push Emails: Yes
  • Email Protocol:

Entertainment

  • Music Player: Yes, mp3, WAV, FLAC, eACC+
  • Video Player: Yes, MPEG4, H.263, H.264, XviD
  • FM Radio: No
  • Loudspeaker: Yes
  • 3.5mm Jack: Yes

Navigation

  • Navigation: Yes, GPS with A-GPS & GLONASS
  • Maps: Yes, Google Maps

Sensors & Control

  • Digital Compass:
  • Accelerometer: Yes
  • Proximity Sensor:
  • Light Sensor: Yes
  • Barometer: No
  • Pedometer: No
  • Gyroscope: No
  • Fingerprint Scanner: No
  • Iris Scanner: No
  • Intelligent Digital Assistant: Yes
  • Motion Sensing / Gesture Control:
  • Voice Control: Yes

Other Features

  • Video Streaming: Yes
  • Traditional Voice Calls: Yes (3G & LTE Models)
  • Wireless Charging: No
  • Digital TV: No
  • HDMI Port: Yes
  • Water Resistant: No
  • Dust Resistant: No
  • Image Editor: Yes
  • Video Editor: Yes
  • Document Viewer: Yes
  • Document Editor: No (download at store)

Battery

  • Battery: 4200 mAh Li-ion Battery (non-removable)
  • Music Playback:

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