The Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 (2018) tablet lands at FCC
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Although Samsung was not really into affordable tablets lately, it looks like the upcoming Galaxy Tab A 8.0 (2018) will take care of this problem. If priced right, this Qualcomm Snapdragon 425/430-driven Android slate might become a successful product, even in today's dwindling tablet market.
For now, nothing is official, but the FCC website has listed a sketch of this slate's back that makes it obvious it is a Verizon Wireless edition we are talking about. Unfortunately, we have no idea about the device's availability in the US, but it will probably not launch as a Verizon exclusive device.
According to the most recent leaks, this affordable slate will be powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 425 or a Snapdragon 430, next to 2 GB or 3 GB of memory, 32 GB or 64 GB of internal storage space, also sporting a 5 MP/8 MP pair of cameras (selfie/main shooter), an 8-inch display with 1,280 x 800 pixels, a 5,000 mAh battery, and — hopefully — Android 8.1 Oreo with Samsung Experience 9.0 on top.
In addition to the above, there will also be WiFi 802.11 b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth, a 4G LTE SIM slot, GPS, and micro USB 2.0. The launch date and price of the Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 (2018) are not known yet, but it would not be surprising to see it added by Verizon Wireless to its portfolio in the coming weeks.
The video below shows last year's model, which is still a capable device and should be up for sale at a discounted price once its successor hits the market.