We saw some renders of the Galaxy Tab A8 back in September. Back then, the leak also revealed a few key specifications, and today, we get to see some official-looking render images from a credible leaker. The new Galaxy Tab A8 will be an affordable tablet with an alleged retail price of around $260.
Evan Blass managed to get a hold on to a few render images (via GSMArena) that reveal the design of the upcoming affordable tablet, and show us some of the button placements and overall what we should expect. The power button will be located on the top right side, while the volume rocker will be underneath it. The front camera placement is questionable at this moment as it’s hard to tell just by looking at the renders.
According to the leaked specifications, the display will be a 10.5-inch LCD panel with a 16:10 aspect ratio and have a resolution of 1920 x 1200 with a 60Hz refresh rate screen. The Galaxy Tab A8 will also have four speakers with Dolby Atmos around the sides to provide a more immersive experience for gaming and entertainment.
The Galaxy Tab A8 will be powered by a Unisoc Tiger T618 chipset, an entry-level octa-core SoC with two ARM Cortex A75 cores at up to 2 GHz, and six ARM Cortex A55 cores at up to 1.8 GHz. It’ll have Wi-Fi, a 3.5mm headphone jack, and a USB-C port on the bottom. The chassis itself will also be made out of aluminium.
It’s currently unclear when the Galaxy Tab A8 will launch, but there are rumors that it should become available sometime in mid-December, while the higher OLED models may only go into mass production sometime in late January. Based on the rumors, we should expect to see the Galaxy Tab A8 Series launch sometime in January 2022.