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Samsung Galaxy Tab A8 is official: A good tablet with plenty of storage

It's no Galaxy Tab S7 Plus, but it will get the job done.
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December 15, 2021
Samsung Galaxy Tab A8 2021 Color Options
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TL;DR
  • The Samsung Galaxy Tab A8 is now official.
  • The tablet offers a good spec sheet at a suspected low price.
  • You’ll be able to buy it in gray, silver, or Pink Gold in January 2022.

Today, Samsung took the wraps off its latest tablet offering. It’s not the flagship Galaxy Tab S8 many premium buyers are excited to see in 2022, but it’s a good fit for a different kind of shopper.

The Samsung Galaxy Tab A8 is a 10.5-inch tablet with a resolution of 1,920 x 1,200. It has a 7,040mAh battery you can charge at wired speeds up to 15W, although the charger is sold separately.

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On the back of the Samsung Galaxy Tab A8, you’ll find a simple 8MP camera. There’s a 5MP shooter on the front buried in the relatively thick bezels surrounding the screen. Elsewhere around the tablet, you’ll find a 3.5mm headphone jack, a USB-C port, and quad-stereo speakers.

Inside, there’s an unnamed octa-core processor with 2GHz speeds. Android 11 powers the machine, but Android 12 is likely just around the corner. Wi-Fi 5 is onboard as well as Bluetooth 5.0. In certain areas, there will also be an LTE model.

Samsung Galaxy Tab A8: Variants and availability

Samsung Galaxy Tab A8 2021 Front Display
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There will be three model variants: 3GB of RAM with 32GB of storage, 4GB/64GB, and 4GB/128GB. Regardless of your choice, you can expand the storage with a microSD card for an extra 1TB of space. As usual, the three variants might not be available in all areas.

The three colorways on offer are gray, silver, and Pink Gold. Once again, not all areas will see all three colors, unfortunately.

Samsung didn’t disclose exact pricing for the Samsung Galaxy Tab A8 but did say it will be available at Samsung.com starting in January 2022. We’ll update this article once we find exact pricing details.