South Korean giant Samsung announced the Samsung Galaxy Tab A8 2021 yesterday, with the tablet set to be available in Europe by the end of December, with a launch set in other regions in the month of January.
Whilst mentioning this, the company failed to mention any details in relation to an India launch, but, in a new development, the device has been spotted by MySmartPrice on Samsung’s official website, with a dedicated support page for the Samsung Galaxy Tab A8 now live.
Samsung Galaxy Tab A8 2021 Spotted on Samsung India Site, Launch Imminent!
The tablet is listed on Samsung’s official support website under the model number SM-X205. We can speculate that the device will launch in the country in the coming weeks since this listing hints at an imminent launch.
When it comes to the specifications, the Samsung Galaxy Tab A8 adds 0.1-inch in its display size in comparison to the older model. It brings 10.5-inch LCD screen with a 1,920 x 1,200 pixels resolution.
The device has a 16:10 aspect ratio which is already conventional for tablets. Anyway, it’s also an improvement over the A7 that has just a 15:9 aspect ratio. There are four Dolby Atmos speakers ensuring an immersive audio experience.
Samsung Galaxy Tab A8 slate comes with entertainment built-in. It comes with Samsung TV Plus offering to a stream of 200+ free channels (live and on-demand, available in select markets).
Moreover, you can get 2 months of YouTube Premium for free. It can also be a work tablet, so Samsung has brought some features to enhance your productivity. It is split-screen with support for floating windows.
What Else Does the Device Offer?
In addition to this, there is a Drag and Split feature from One UI 3.1.1. This feature has arrived with the super-premium Galaxy Z Fold and Z Flip3 earlier this year.
This is now making its way to the affordable tablet. This also means that the device lacks Android 12, but that may eventually come with One UI 4 in the next year.
Samsung is just another company grabbing a Unisoc chipset for its mid-tablet. The device gets the Unisoc Tiger 618 which brings two ARM Cortex-A75 cores and six Cortex-A55 cores and a Mali G52 MP2 GPU.
As a result, it leaves the Qualcomm Snapdragon 662 SoC behind on the Galaxy Tab A7. A new memory configuration with 4 GB of RAM and 128 GB of Internal Storage is also present.
There is a 5 MP front-facing camera for selfies and video calls. There is even an 8 MP main camera with support for autofocus. The purpose of this product is not to take pictures, but thankfully, even if you want to do so, the performance won’t disappoint.