Samsung has quietly launched an addition to its tablet portfolio in Thailand. The South Korean smartphone manufacturer launched Samsung Galaxy Tab A Plus 8.0 (2019) yesterday which looks like a smaller version of the last month’s launch Galaxy Tab A 10.1.
With support for cellular connectivity, the Galaxy Tab A Plus 8.0 is also compatible with the S Pen stylus and the tab comes with a dedicated slot for storing the pen. As the name suggests, Samsung Galaxy Tab A Plus 8.0 features an 8-inch display and is power-driven by an octa-core chipset paired with 3GB of RAM. Samsung looks to target the affordable market of the tablets, that has been disappearing from quite some time even after some affordable tablets released in the recent past.
Price & Availability
The Samsung Galaxy Tab A Plus 8.0 is currently visible on Samsung’s official Thailand website with all the specifications but without any word about its price or the availability regions. Also known as Samsung Galaxy Tab A Plus P205, this tablet is still to get a selling date. According to an XDA-Developers report, the device will be sold in New Zealand, UK, Cambodia, Singapore, Malaysia, Laos, Vietnam, Philippines, and Thailand. We have reviewed other Samsung Tabs and a few more similar tabs that you can find here.
Samsung Galaxy Tab A Plus 8.0 (2019): Specifications & Features
Never compromising with its displays, Samsung again unsurprisingly has included an incredible 8-inch WUXGA TFT display with 1920×1200 pixels of resolution and support for S Pen input in the Samsung Galaxy Tab A Plus 8.0. Apart from being bright and vibrant, the screen also has a one-tap blue light filter that activates native low-light mode to tone down the strain on the eyes during nighttime. The single-SIM LTE-supported device comes with a dedicated slot to house the S-Pen, which further comes with IP68 rating for water and dust protection.
The Samsung Thailand website has listed an octa-core processor clocking at 1.8GHz for the Samsung Galaxy Tab A Plus 8.0, however, chipset manufacturer is not specified. A report from XDA-Developers, the firmware files from the device have stated that the tablet will be sporting the in-house processor- Exynos 7904 and will run the Android 9 Pie out-of-the-box. Samsung Galaxy Tab A Plus 8.0 (2019) is listed with the only variant featuring 3GB RAM alongside the octa-core SoC.
Coming to the imaging department, the new tablet from South Korean giant offers an 8MP rear camera with 4K videos support at up to 30fps and a 5MP from the camera for video-calls and selfies. However, there are no details revealed about the aperture value or pixel size.
With 32GB inbuilt storage available, the new Samsung tablet can also be expanded up to 512GB via a microSD card. The cellular connectivity available has 4G LTE connectivity. Furthermore, the connectivity suite comes with a Bluetooth LE 5.0, Beidou, GPS, Glonass, Wi-Fi Direct, Wi-Fi a/b/g/n/ac, a USB Type-C 2.0 port, and a 3.5mm headphone jack. To give the device a long-lasting power backup, there is 4,200mAh included in the tablet but there is no fast-charging support available.
Coming to the measurements, Galaxy Tab A Plus 8.0 (2019) has the 201.5×122.4×8.9mm of size and weighs 325grams. Other than Samsung S Pen stylus, the device also has support for the 2018 edition of the Gear IconX wireless earbuds and the Galaxy Buds. The design front of the Galaxy Tab A Plus 8.0 (2019) is quite similar to the last month’s Galaxy Tab A 10.1 which featured a button-less approach. The new Samsung tablet will be available in Grey and Black color options.