Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 (2017) will be released in the US next month, free content on board

Samsung Mobile USA today announced the upcoming release of a new Android tablet simply called Galaxy Tab A 8.0. The slate succeeds the Galaxy Tab A 8.0 (2015), and it's known in other markets as the Galaxy Tab A (2017). As its name suggests, the new Samsung tablet sports an 8-inch screen. It's not a high-resolution display, offering just 800 x 1280 pixels, but that's because we're talking about an affordable product here.


Samsung presents the Galaxy Tab A 8.0 (2017) as a tablet for the whole family. The device comes with Parental Controls, Kids Mode, "$100 of premium games, books, movies and TV shows" for kids, and other free Value Packs. Moreover, customers are getting three months of YouTube Red at no cost - for access to ad-free content, plus exclusive movies and series.


Powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 425 processor, the Galaxy Tab A 8.0 (2017) features 2 GB of RAM, 32 GB of expandable storage space, and a 5,000 mAh battery (for up to 14 hours of video playback time). On the back, the tablet has an 8 MP camera with LED flash, while its front-facing camera is a 5 MP one.


The new Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 has two color variants (black and silver), and will be available in the US starting November 1. Samsung plans to sell it online, via its official website, for $229.99. The slate will run Android 7.1.1 Nougat out of the box, and, for now, we don't know when (or if) it's going to be updated to Android 8 Oreo.


source: Samsung 

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Galaxy Tab A 8.0 (2017)
  • Display 8.0" 800 x 1280 pixels
  • Camera 8 MP / 5 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 425, Quad-core, 1400 MHz
  • Storage 16 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 5000 mAh(36h 3G talk time)



1. Justlooking

Posts: 84; Member since: Aug 27, 2014

A bit underwhelming....

5. BuffaloSouce unregistered

It’s called entry level....

6. Klinton

Posts: 1409; Member since: Oct 24, 2016

Samsung must put S Pen on all tablets(no matter high or mid range), if want to win the tablet market. No other OEM can make embedded Wacom pen with no battery. I'm waiting for years for 8.4'' Note Tablet , but not 4;3. So to hold it in one hand easily.

2. L0n3n1nja

Posts: 1559; Member since: Jul 12, 2016

It's about time they quit putting 1.5GB RAM and 16GB storage in their entry level devices.

3. KingSam

Posts: 1449; Member since: Mar 13, 2016

i cant take android tablets seriously anymore. $329 ipad and be happy. those things last so long.

4. nicknack84

Posts: 48; Member since: Dec 02, 2011

I'm an android guy all the way. But I have an ipad and that thing is amazing. 4th gen.


Posts: 134; Member since: Feb 21, 2016

The manual was made available on the Samsung support page in Brazil without any fanfare, indicating that its launch is near:


Posts: 134; Member since: Feb 21, 2016

Now missing successors for Galaxy Tab A 7.0 and Galaxy Tab E 9.6. And the Galaxy Tab S3 8.0.

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