With the smartphone industry getting new additions with ground-breaking features and powerful specifications every day, it seems like the tablet industry has been forgotten. But keeping the tradition alive, Samsung has quietly launched its Galaxy Tab A 8.0 (2019) in Thailand, and thereby expanding its tablet line-up. Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 (2019) comes with support of cellular connectivity and it is also compatible with the S Pen Stylus. The newly-launched tablet by Samsung has a dedicated slot for the S Pen Stylus similar to the Galaxy Note series. Samsung Galaxy Tab is powered by an octa-core CPU and sports an 8-inch screen.
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Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 (2019) price and availability
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 (2019) or Samsung Galaxy Tab A Plus P205 has been listed on the company’s official Thailand website but currently, there is no information about the price or the availability of the device. Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 comes in two colour variants — Black and Grey.
But according to a report from XDA developers, Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 (2019) will be sold in Cambodia, Laos, Malaysia, New Zealand, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, Vietnam, and the UK. However, Samsung has made no comment about the device’s price or availability in India.
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 (2019) specifications
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 (2019) sports an 8-inch WUXGA TFT (1920 x 1200 pixels) display with support for S Pen Stylus input. The tablet is powered by a 1.8GHz octa-core SoC paired with 3GB of RAM. Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 (2019) runs Android 9.0 Pie skinned with Samsung’s One UI. The device has single LTE-supported SIM slot and it comes with a one-tap blue light filter which activates the native low-light mode for reducing the strain on user’s eyes. As mentioned earlier, the Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 (2019) comes with a dedicated slot for S Pen. There is also an IP68 rating on the Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 (2019) which protects it from dust and water damage to a certain level. It packs a 4,200mAh battery, however, there is no support for fast charging.
On the camera department, the Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 (2019) packs a single 8MP rear camera and a 5MP selfie camera. The rear camera of the Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 (2019) can record 4K videos at up to 30fps. But camera details such as aperture and pixel size are not mentioned by the company. The Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 (2019) comes with support for Galaxy Buds along with 2018 Gear IconX wireless earbuds.
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 (2019) comes with 32GB of inbuilt storage with support of microSD card of up to 512GB. Other features of the Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 (2019) include 4G LTE connectivity, Bluetooth LE 5.0, GPS, Glonass, Beidou, Galileo, Wi-Fi a/b/g/n/ac, Wi-Fi Direct, 3.5mm headphone jack, and a USB Type-C 2.0 port. The dimensions of the tablet are 201.5×122.4×8.9mm and it weighs 325 grams.
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