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Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 (2017) Specs and Price

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Announced September 2017, the new Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 (2017) (a.k.a. Samsung Galaxy Tab A2 S) offers better battery power and improved cameras. Samsung Galaxy A 8.0 (2017) features the usual WXGA display, a quad-core CPU and expandable storage.

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Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 (2017) Key Specs & Features

  • 8.0-inch IPS Display, 800 x 1280 pixels (189ppi)
  • 1.4GHz Quad-core Qualcomm MSM8917 Snapdragon 425 CPU
  • Android 7.0 (Nougat) with 2GB RAM
  • 16GB Storage with support for memory card up to 256GB
  • 8MP Rear Camera and 5MP Front Camera
  • Optional 4G LTE)
  • 5000mAh Li-ion Battery

Samsung Galaxy Tab A (2017)

Build and Screen

The Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 (2017) shows clean look. But you cannot miss the fact that this is not a premium offering from the appearance. It weighs in at 364 grams and is 8.9mm thick. These suggest it’s a bit heavier and thicker than the offering from 2015. You can get it in gold or black colour.

You get the usual 8-inch IPS display in the package. This has a WXGA resolution of 800 x 1,280 pixels for a pixel density of roughly 189 ppi. Image quality can be better than what this looks to deliver.

Camera

Tablets are not the devices of choice when it comes to photography. But the Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 (2017) shows some improvements in the camera department. It now comes with an 8 megapixel rear camera – its predecessor offered a 5 megapixel unit.

The main camera has an aperture size of f/1.9, autofocus and LED flash for better shot quality, including in low-light conditions. Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 (2017) shoots Full HD (1080p) videos. The front-facing camera also gets a bump from 2 megapixels to 5 megapixels.

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Hardware and Software

The Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 (2017) houses a quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 425 processor. The Cortex-A53 CPU, clocked at 1.4 GHz, pairs with an Adreno 308 GPU and 2GB RAM. You get just 16 GB of onboard storage, but this is extendable via a dedicated microSD card slot. Out of the box, the slate boots Android 7.1 Nougat operating system.

Other Spec and Features

Another area where the Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 (2017) offers upgrade is battery. Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 (2017) also comes with a larger 5,000mAh Li-Ion unit. You should expect this to last up to 14 hours of multimedia usage, according to Samsung.

The 4G LTE-enabled tablet offers dual-band Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n with Wi-Fi Direct and hotspot. You also get Bluetooth 4.2, GPS, GLONASS and Beidou among the features. But this is not an ideal device if you wish to use two SIMs at the same time – it accepts only one Nano SIM.

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Pricing and availability

Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 (2017) is expected at a price of VND 6,490,000 (around 103,000 Naira). We do not have official price for Nigeria, Ghana, or Kenya. When available, you should be able to buy the tablet at leading online stores in the countries. Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 (2017) Price in Nigeria is expected to range from 95,000 Naira to 150,000 Naira depending on the model.

Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 (2017) Specs

Here are a few specs of the Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 (2017) Tablet:

General Features

  • Platform: Android 7.1 (Nougat)
  • Processor: 1.4GHz Quad-core Processor (Qualcomm MSM8917 Snapdragon 425)
  • GPU: Adreno 308
  • Memory: 2 GB RAM
  • Colours: Black,Gold
  • Dimension: 237.3 x 169 x 6 mm
  • Weight: 364 g
  • SIM Type: Nano-SIM
  • SIM Count: Single-SIM

Display

  • Display: 8.0-inch IPS Display, 800 x 1280 pixels (189 ppi)
  • Screen Protection:

Camera

  • Rear Camera: 8 MP Camera, 1080p HD Video
  • Rear Camera Features: LED Flash, autofocus, HDR, Geo-tagging, Face Detection
  • Front Camera: 5 MP Camera

Storage

  • Built-in Storage: 16GB Storage
  • Memory Card Support: Yes, up to 256GB
  • Bundled Cloud Storage:

Network Support

  • 2G GSM: Yes, 850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz
  • 2G CDMA 1X: No
  • 3G WCDMA: Yes, 850 / 900 / 1700(AWS) / 1900 / 2100
  • 3G CDMA EVDO: No
  • 4G LTE: Yes, LTE band 1(2100), 2(1900), 3(1800), 4(1700/2100), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 17(700), 20(800), 28(700), 38(2600), 40(2300)

Internet & Connectivity

  • GPRS: Yes (3G/4G model)
  • EDGE: Yes (3G/4G model)
  • 3G/WCDMA/HSPA: Yes (3G/4G model)
  • HSPA+: Yes (3G/4G model)
  • CDMA EVDO: No
  • 4G LTE: Yes (3G/4G model)
  • WLAN: Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, dual band, Wi-Fi Direct
  • Wi-Fi Hotspot: Yes (3G/4G model)
  • Bluetooth: Yes, Bluetooth 4.2, A2DP
  • HDMI Port: No
  • Infrared Blaster: No
  • USB Port: Yes, micro USB 2.0

Messaging

  • SMS/MMS:
  • 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

Sensors & Control

  • Digital Compass: No
  • Accelerometer: Yes
  • Proximity Sensor:
  • Light Sensor:
  • Barometer: No
  • Pedometer: No
  • Gyroscope: Yes
  • 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:
  • Wireless Charging: No
  • Digital TV: No
  • Water Resistant: No
  • Dust Resistant: No
  • Image Editor: Yes
  • Video Editor: Yes
  • Document Viewer: Yes
  • Document Editor: Yes

Battery

  • Battery: 5000 mAh Li-ion Battery (Non-Removable)
  • Use Time: up to 36 hours
  • Video Playback:
  • Fast Charging: Yes

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NaijaTechGuide Team is made up of Experienced Tech Enthusiasts and Professionals led my Paschal Okafor, a graduate of Electrical and Electronics Engineering with over 17 years of Experience writing about Technology. Some of us were writing about Mobile Phones before the first Android Phones and iPhones were launched.

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