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Samsung brings its budget-friendly Galaxy Tab A8 to India

Samsung makes some of the best Android tablets out there. Last month, the company added a new budget-friendly model to its portfolio called the Galaxy Tab A8. Initially limited to European markets, Samsung has now launched the tablet in India.

Galaxy Tab A8: Specifications

Specification Galaxy Tab A8
Dimensions and Weight
  • 246.8 x 161.9 x 6.9mm
  • 508g
  • 10.5-inch 1920 x 1200 TFT LCD
  • Unspecified octa-core SoC (up to 2GHz)
RAM and Storage
  • 3GB/4GB RAM
  • 32GB/GB storage
  • MicroSD card support
Battery & Charging
  • 6,000 mAh battery
  • 20W fast charger (inside the box)
Rear Camera
  • 8MP
Front Camera
  • 5MP
  • USB Type-C port
  • 3.5mm headphone jack
  • Wi-Fi 5 (802.11 a/b/g/n/ac)
  • Bluetooth 5.0
  • GPS+GLONASS, Beidou, Galileo
  • LTE on select models
Other features
  • Quad stereo speakers
  • Dolby Atmos support
  • Face Unlock
  • Android 11 with One UI 3.0

The Galaxy Tab A8 is a budget Android tablet that boasts great multi-media capabilities. It flaunts a large 10.5-inch LCD panel with 1920 x 1200 resolutions, 16:10 aspect ratio, and slim bezels with an 80% screen-to-body ratio. The tablet is powered by an unspecified octa-core chipset, paired with either 3GB or 4GB RAM and 32GB/64GB Storage.

Samsung Galaxy Tab A8 2021
Samsung Galaxy Tab A8 2021

The Galaxy Tab A8 comes equipped with an 8MP rear and a 5MP front camera with Face Unlock support. The tablet packs a 7,040mAh battery with 15W fast charging support. It also has quad stereo speakers with Dolby Atmos support for an immersive audio experience.

On the software front, the Galaxy Tab A8 runs Android 11 with One UI 3.0 out-of-the-box. Samsung offers several useful features to make the most out of the large form factor. For one, the Multi-Active Window feature allows users to open two apps side by side. Meanwhile, the Drag and Split feature automatically opens URLs in a split-screen view for a better browsing experience. Finally, there’s a new Screen Recorder feature that lets you record high-quality videos of lectures or tutorials.

Pricing & Availability

    Samsung Galaxy Tab A8

    The Galaxy Tab A8 offers a big 10-5-inch display, quad stereo speakers and a 7,040mAh battery.

The Samsung Galaxy Tab A8 comes in three colorways: Gray, Silver, and Pink Gold. Pricing starts at ₹17,999 for the base Wi-Fi model with 3GB/32GB and ₹19,999 for the 4GB/64GB variant. Meanwhile, the LTE model starts at ₹21,999 (3GB/64GB) and goes up to 23,999 (4GB/64GB). Introductory offers include flat cashback of ₹2000 on ICICI Debit and Credit cards and Book Cover worth ₹4,499 for ₹999. All models will go on sale on January 17 from Amazon India.

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