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.
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.
|Release Date in Hong Kong|
|Model||2016 (10.1, LTE)|
|Processor frequency||1.6 GHz|
|Processor family||Samsung Exynos|
|Internal memory||2 GB|
|Display diagonal||25.6 cm (10.1")|
|Display resolution||1920 x 1200 pixels|
|Weight & dimensions|
|Top Wi-Fi standard||IEEE 802.11ac|
|Wi-Fi standards||IEEE 802.11a,IEEE 802.11ac,IEEE 802.11b,IEEE 802.11g,IEEE 802.11n|
|Internal storage capacity||16 GB|
|Card reader integrated|
|Compatible memory cards||MicroSD (TransFlash),MicroSDHC|
|Maximum memory card size||200 GB|
|Operating system installed||Android|
|Operating system version||6.0.1|
|Rear camera resolution (numeric)||8 MP|
|Rear camera resolution||3264 x 2448 pixels|
|Maximum video resolution||1920 x 1080 pixels|
|Video recording modes||720p,1080p|
|Front camera resolution (numeric)||2 MP|
|Battery capacity||7300 mAh|
|Colour of product||White|
|Device type||Full-size tablet|
|Assisted GPS (A-GPS)|
|Google applications||Gmail,Google Chrome,Google Drive,Google Hangouts,Google Maps,Google Music,Google Play,YouTube|
|Audio formats supported||3GA, AAC, AMR, AWB, FLAC, IMY, M4A, Mid, MIDI, MP3, MXMF, OGA, OGG, OTA, RTTTL, RTX, WAV, WMA, XMF|
|Image formats supported||BMP,GIF,JPG,PNG,WEBP|
|Video formats supported||AVC,H.263,H.264,MPEG4|