Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 (2017) to be launched as Galaxy Tab A2 S

A new, affordable tablet is expected to be unveiled by Samsung in the coming weeks. The Galaxy Tab A 8.0 (2017) leaked a few times in the past, but the South Korean company is still mum on the launch of the slate.

Today, we've learned another tiny detail about the upcoming tablet. It appears that Samsung has had a change of heart and decided to launch the tablet under the different name.

It looks like that tablet is currently referred to as the Samsung Galaxy Tab A2 S, which is a bit more confusing than the previous name. The model number (SM-T380 / SM-T385) remains the same, and so are the specs that we reported about in the last few weeks.

The Galaxy Tab A2 S is said to feature an 8-inch display with 1200 x 800 pixels resolution, along with an 8-megapixel rear-facing camera and a secondary 5-megapixel selfie snapper.

Also, the tablet will be powered by a 1.4GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 427 processor, 2GB RAM and 16GB of internal storage. No word on price and availability, but it wouldn't be a surprise to see the Galaxy Tab A2 S being unveiled ahead of IFA 2017 trade fair.

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Galaxy Tab A 8.0 (2017)
  • Display 8.0 inches
    1280 x 800 pixels
  • Camera 8 MP (Single camera)
    5 MP front
  • Hardware Qualcomm Snapdragon 425, 2GB RAM
  • Storage 16GB, microSDXC
  • Battery 5000 mAh
  • OS Android 9.0 Pie
    Samsung One UI



3. BuffaloSouce unregistered

Look at the two simple morons, kiko007 and cnour, getting all worked up about a low range tablet... You two assume everything has to have the highest specs or an Apple logo and if it doesn't you label it as trash. Samsung is making use of the plot of land they own in your simple pathetic minds.

4. GreenMan

Posts: 2704; Member since: Nov 09, 2015

Oh please... It's an ultra low-end tablet, cup cakes. Around here, its predecessor, The Samsung Galaxy Tab A 7.0 (2016) costs just a tad over $150. The LTE version costs about $180. It has a Snapdragon 410 (or 425, can't remember exactly) with 1.5 Gigs of RAM and it's primarily meant for kids. Why in the world are you bringing premium iPads in this conversation? It's illogical, to say the least. Its closest rival is Huawei's newly launched T3 Lite and Amazon Fire HD and that's about it. It's not meant to compete with a bloody iPad Pro, for crying out loud! G'Day!

2. cnour

Posts: 2305; Member since: Sep 11, 2014

Game is over Samsung and the others: iPad is the king of tablets.

1. kiko007

Posts: 7525; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

Those are the s**ttiest tablet specs I've seen in a while. Might as well just put "cheap and s**tty" on the front of the damn thing.

5. L0n3n1nja

Posts: 1620; Member since: Jul 12, 2016

They're on par with other entry level tablets this year. Guess you don't bother to look at any tablet articles unless you can praise Apple or bash Samsung.

6. nabzobenzo

Posts: 3; Member since: Feb 01, 2017

I agree those are poor specs, but read carefully "A new, affordable tablet......."

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