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Samsung's Galaxy Tab A8 (2021) launch is all but confirmed in its latest leak

A Galaxy Tab A8 render. (Source: OnLeaks x 91Mobiles)
A Galaxy Tab A8 render. (Source: OnLeaks x 91Mobiles)
Samsung is projected to unveil a new cost-effective Android tablet, possibly before the end of 2021. Now, a new leak unambiguously confirms the product name allegedly linked to this device for the first time. It also serves to suggest the tablet might come in SKUs with and without standalone connectivity.

Samsung is thought to have a product called the Galaxy Tab A8 (possibly 2021) in the works. It has allegedly been designed to have a 10.4-inch display - and to be markedly affordable, as it has been depicted as having 3GB of RAM in a recent benchmarking leak. It also indicated a lack of Android 12 in the upcoming device, even though the OEM is now also making strides with a version of One UI based on this newer OS.

This detail has just been corroborated in the course of a new certification by the Wi-Fi Alliance. It concerns  model number previously associated with the Tab A8: the Samsung SM-X205. Accordingly, the wireless connectivity authority now effectively links the two conclusively for the first time.

Earlier tips have also suggested that the X205 is a Tab A8 variant with an active SIM-card slot, something else the Wi-Fi Alliance now seems to effectively confirm in part of the wording found in its new certification. It is referred to as "multi-mode (Wi-Fi and other)" (and also as a smartphone in parts of the documentation, even though it is a tablet in others).

This, then, is a definitive hint that the Galaxy Tab A8 can support mobile data in at least 1 SKU. As to the others, they should still be able to manage transfers over Wi-Fi 5 and Wi-Fi Direct. Therefore, little remains unknown about the upcoming slate at this point - except for the price, of course.

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The Galaxy Tab A8 is certified to use Wi-Fi. (Source: Wi-Fi Alliance)
The Galaxy Tab A8 is certified to use Wi-Fi. (Source: Wi-Fi Alliance)
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Deirdre O'Donnell, 2021-11-19 (Update: 2021-11-19)