I think smartphone companies are still in the denial stage that tablets are not a popular demand anymore. Tablet sales are going down, and the market just doesn’t demand them anymore. Maybe because smartphones are getting bigger and better, or tablets just don’t deliver as per expectations. Yet, companies are launching new tablets. And Samsung is one of them. They very recently launched their Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 2019, an entry-level tablet.
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 2019 Overview
Being an entry-level tablet, you cannot expect a lot from it, that’s a given. Just like the name, the Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 2019 features an 8″ display. Sadly, the display is not Full-HD, which is a bummer for a screen of that size. It’s just an HD+ screen, and not an AMOLED panel, either. Also, the screen has a 16:10 aspect ratio, and comes surrounded by bezels everywhere. So, this is like an old-school tablet, making it all the more pointless in 2019.
People don’t really care about the cameras on tablets, but nevertheless, there is an 8 MP rear camera with a 2 MP selfie camera. There’s about 32 GB onboard storage, and you can expand it up to 512 GB via a microSD card. That might be okay, but this tablet is powered by a Snapdragon 429 processor and supported by 2 GB RAM. And this makes it even more difficult to recommend.
However, the best thing about this is a massive 5100 mAh battery, so, it can go on and on, but I don’t see much use for such an underwhelming device. But maybe, it can be a great media consumption device, as it features stereo speakers, too. In addition, it comes with a 2-month free YouTube Premium and 3-month Spotify Premium subscriptions.
There is no word on the pricing or availability yet. But it will be available in two colors: Black and Silver.
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- Display: 8.0″ HD+ display (1280 x 800 pixels), 16:10 aspect ratio
- Rear Camera: 8 MP, AF
- Front Camera: 2 MP
- Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 429
- CPU: Quad-core 2.0 GHz Cortex-A53
- GPU: Adreno 504
- RAM: 2 GB
- Storage: 32 GB, exandable via microSD
- OS: Android Pie
- Battery: 5100 mAh
- Colors: Carbon Black, Silver Gray