The Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 (2019) launched in Asia on July 1, but it took until this week for Samsung to officially launch it in the US too.
The Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 (2019) with model number SM-T290 is the Wi-Fi model, while the SM-T295 is the 4G LTE model, currently sold for $25 extra.
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 (2019) is an 8-inch Android 9.0 Pie tablet with HD screen resolution of 1280 x 800, a 2.0 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 429 processor, 2GB RAM, 32GB storage with 512GB microSD card expansion support, dual-band Wi-Fi 5, a 13 hour long battery life, stereo speakers, a 2MP front camera and 8MP rear camera, a micro-USB 2.0 port, and a 3.5mm audio combo jack.
There are black and white color options on this tablet, where the colors extend from the back to the bezels around the front display on the tablet. And at 345 grams, this is a light tablet that’s easy to carry around.
A 2-month trial of YouTube Premium is also included with this tablet, and it was originally launched with a 3-month free trial of Spotify as well in some markets.
Another feature includes Kids Home mode, which is an app that can be activated if you want kids to use this tablet, where it switches over to a more kids friendly user interface. Though a fully fledged Samsung Galaxy Tab A Kids Edition (2019) was launched last week too with the same tablet underneath.
– Jim Miller