SAMSUNG HAS QUIETLY LAUNCHED the 8in Galaxy Tab A, no doubt in a bid to rival Apple's new iPad Mini.
The tablet, catchily dubbed "Galaxy Tab A with S Pen 8.0", sports a middling 1920×1200 pixel resolution TFT display and comes powered by Samsung's equally-mediocre Exynos 7904 octa-core SoC teamed with 3GB RAM and 32GB storage.
Just as Apple added support for its 'Pencil' stylus to the latest iPad Mini, Galaxy Tab A - as its name suggests - ships with Samsung's S Pen, which slots into the bottom of the device. It's not the bells-and-whistles stylus that you get with the Galaxy Note 9, though, as the product page mentions that there is no need to charge it; the Note 9 has an upgraded S Pen with an internal supercapacitor.
Elsewhere, the Galaxy Tab A boasts IP68 certification, 8MP rear and 5MP front-facing cameras, a USB Type-C connector, 4,200mAh battery and support for LTE.
The product page doesn't mention which version of Android this tablet is running, but it's most likely Android 9 Pie with Samsung's new One UI on top.
Pricing and availability details for the, er, Galaxy Tab A with S Pen 8.0 have not yet been announced. XDA-Developers reports, however, that the tablet will be sold in Cambodia, Laos, Malaysia, New Zealand, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, the United Kingdom (via Carphone Warehouse), and Vietnam.
We'll update this article once Samsung coughs on official details. µ
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