Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 (2019) was finally announced by Samsung today on July 1, and it has given us something of an anticlimax today, since we had already covered everything there was to know about this tablet in the leaks before today’s unveiling, except the camera resolution.
These are 2MP front and 8MP rear cameras by the way. As we had murmured and speculated during our leaks, Samsung does in fact market the Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 (2019) as a “tablet phone” and at one point even referred to it as a large smartphone.
There’s both Wi-Fi versions and cellular versions though, so I don’t know if Samsung will market the Wi-Fi version as a tablet phone in all markets over the summer, but let’s see.
The Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 (2019) is being launched in Asia first, with a July 12th release date in the price region of $150 to $160. Yes, Samsung tablets have become cheap over the last 2 years, which the Samsung Galaxy Tab S5e is evidence of too.
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 (2019) is an 8-inch Android 9.0 Pie tablet with a HD screen of 1280 x 800 resolution and 16:10 screen ratio, powered by a quad-core 2.0 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 429 processor, 2GB RAM, and 32GB storage and additional microSD card support up to as much as 512GB.
Other Tab A 8.0 specs for this new 2019 model also includes dual-band 802.11 a/b/g/n Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0, a 5100 mAh battery capacity good for a 10 hour battery life (or 40 hours of phone calls, which is pretty good), the 2MP and 8MP cameras, stereo speakers, a micro-USB 2.0 port, and a 3.5mm audio combo jack.
The weight of the Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 (SM-T 290, SM-T295, SM-T297) is 347 grams while it’s 8mm thick. Color options are black on black front and back, or silver metallic back with white bezels.
This tablet isn’t launching in the US today and it’s not listed in the marketplace yet either, but we’ll update when it’s available in the US too. For a preview of the features, it still possible to take a look at the user manual (PDF) for it though.
– Jim Miller