Samsung Galaxy Tab A Plus 2019 with S-Pen rumored to launch in April
The original Galaxy Tab A tablet released in 2015 was among the first Samsung devices to get an S-Pen. While Samsung updates its smartphone lineups at least once a year, this does not really apply for the tablet lineups, as the latest 8-inch Galaxy Tab A model was launched in 2017, but it looks like Samsung is finally going to release an updated model this year.
According to Tablet Monkeys, the 2019 version of the Galaxy Tab A, which now gets a the “Plus” denomination as well, will come equipped with a mid-range Exynos 7885 SoC coupled with 3 GB of RAM and 32 GB storage expandable with up to 512 GB via the microSD slot. As far as displays are concerned, Tablet Monkeys reports that this model will get an 8-inch IPS screen. However, there is also a 10.1-inch version that is supposed to be launched around the same time. The resolution for both versions will be limited to 1920 x 1200 and both will feature the latest pressure-sensitive Samsung S-Pen.
Other standard features include Wi-Fi + Bluetooth 5.0, stereo speakers, a 5 MP selfie cam and an 8 MP with 1080p recording capabilities and a 4,200 mAh battery charged via a USB-C port. Besides the upgrade to the latest Android 9 version, the software suite includes Glonass, Beidou, Galileo, Samsung Knox security and some apps specifically created for the S-Pen. Since the tablet only packs mid-range features, its thickness is only 0.35 inches, with a 0.7 lbs weight.
The new Galaxy Tab A Plus is expected to hit retailers this April, yet there is no word on the actual pricing scheme for the two versions.