Alongside the expected launch of the Galaxy Tab S4
, Samsung is rumored to be unveiling the Galaxy Tab A2
and A2 XL. In addition, the budget Galaxy Tab A
8.0 (2018) is also expected to make an appearance, and it’s this model that is the subject of the latest leak.
Thanks to renders obtained by Dutch publication NieuweMobiel
, it’s clear that the biggest change Samsung introduces with the Galaxy Tab A 8.0 (2018) relates to the actual size of the new tablet, which is now much smaller when compared to the 2017 edition. While the overall thickness of the size bezels remains largely unchanged, the South Korean giant has trimmed both the top and bottom ones significantly, shaving 7.5mm off of the overall height. Also, following in the footsteps of Samsung’s other expected tablets, its budget offering does away with both the physical home button and the brand logo up front. Switching over to the rear, the aluminum build is once again retained along with the single rear camera. Interestingly, however, and perhaps in the hope of cutting costs, Samsung seems to have done away with the LED flash that is present on the current-generation model.
Internally, this leak doesn’t reveal any information as to what can be expected, but a previous benchmark listing
confirmed the presence of a Snapdragon 430 and 2GB of RAM. Additionally, while it’s unclear which storage options will be offered, 32GB seems to be the most plausible configuration. Moreover, on the software side of things, Android 8.1
Oreo should be expected straight out of the box.
So far, Samsung is yet to reveal any details surrounding when its new tablets can be expected, but the renders in question clearly display August 9 on the home screen, which is when the Galaxy Note 9
and Galaxy Watch
are set to be unveiled, thus suggesting that the brand’s new tablet lineup will also make an appearance at the event.