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Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 (2017) With 8-Megapixel Rear Camera, 5000mAh Battery Launched

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Samsung has quietly launched a brand new tablet in the Tab A series in Vietnam. The Galaxy Tab A 8.0 (2017) is notably the first refreshed 8-inch tablet in the series since the 2015 model. There are some minor upgrades in the latest model compared to the previous, especially in battery capacity and camera configurations. The new Galaxy Tab A 8.0 (2017) has been priced at VND 6,490,000 (roughly Rs. 18,200) for the 4G LTE is already on sale.

The Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 (2017) sports an 8-inch WXGA (1280 x 800 pixels) display and is powered by a 1.4GHz quad-core Snapdragon 425 SoC coupled with 2GB of RAM and 16GB of inbuilt storage, which is expandable via microSD card (up to 256GB). It runs on Android 7.1 Nougat, and supports a single Nano-SIM card. There’s no mention of voice calling support.

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Compared to the 2015 model, the Galaxy Tab A 8.0 (2017) gets a bump in the camera department, which now features an 8-megapixel primary camera with f/1.9 aperture and flash, and a 5-megapixel front. To recall, the original model came with a 5-megapixel rear camera without flash and a 2-megapixel front-facing camera.

Connectivity options for the Galaxy Tab A 8.0 (2017) include 4G LTE, Wi-Fi a/b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.2, 3.5mm jack, and GPS + GLONASS / Beidou. The tablet measures 212.1×124.1×8.9mm and weighs 364grams which is slightly thicker and heavier than the 2015 model, likely due to a bigger 5000mAh battery this time around.

Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 (2017)


General

Release date September 2017
Dimensions (mm) 212.10 124.10 8.90
Weight (g) 364.00
Battery capacity (mAh) 5000
Removable battery No
Colours Black
SAR value NA

Display

Screen size (inches) 8.00
Touchscreen No
Resolution 800×1280 pixels

Hardware

Processor 1.4GHz quad-core
RAM 2GB
Internal storage 16GB
Expandable storage Yes
Expandable storage type microSD
Expandable storage up to (GB) 256

Camera

Rear camera 8-megapixel
Flash Yes
Front camera 5-megapixel

Software

Operating System Android 7.1

Connectivity

Wi-Fi Yes
Wi-Fi standards supported 802.11 a/b/g/n
GPS Yes
Bluetooth Yes, v 4.20
NFC No
Infrared No
USB OTG No
Headphones 3.5mm
FM No
Number of SIMs 1
SIM 1
SIM Type Nano-SIM
GSM/CDMA GSM
3G Yes
4G/ LTE Yes
Supports 4G in India (Band 40) No

Sensors

Compass/ Magnetometer No
Proximity sensor No
Accelerometer Yes
Ambient light sensor No
Gyroscope No
Barometer No
Temperature sensor No