Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 (2017)

Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 (2017) Specs & Price

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Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 (2017) is the latest in Samsung’s galaxy Tab series and the successor to  the galaxy Tab A from 2015 and 2016. In relation to the 2016 model ,the  upgrades are  minor  and are  mostly noticeable in the  battery capacity and camera configurations.

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Available in gold and black color options , the Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 (2017) is clad in a full metal body with a centrally placed rear camera with flash while the Samsung branding is located just below.

On the reverse side ,  the Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 (2017) display is padded with thick bezels all around which seems to be normal for all Samsung Galaxy Tabs . Below the display , You have the Physical home button which obviously doubles as a fingerprint scanner , while that is flanked by capacitive touch buttons. The power button and the volume rocker is placed on the right-hand side of the tablet.

Specs-wise , the Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 (2017) flaunts  an 8-inch WXGA (1280 x 800 pixels) display with very thick bezels  and comes with support for  Home mode which allows users quick access to information like time, calendar, weather and dates. The Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 (2017) also comes with intelligent background rotation that lets people personalize the screen with a set of their images.

At the heart of the Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 (2017) is  a 1.4GHz quad-core Snapdragon 425 SoC coupled  along with 2GB of RAM and 16GB of native storage, which users can expand further up to 256GB via microSD card.

In charge of  photographic function is rear 8 MP camera with  LED Flash with support for 1080p video recording at 30 fps while a  5MP is in charge of selfies and video Chat . This camera arrangement is a slight upgrade to the 2015 edition of the Galaxy Tab A which bears  a 5MP rear camera without flash, while there’s a 2MP front shooter.

The Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 (2017) is lighted by a 5,000mAh battery  with a rating of up to 36 hours of talktime on 3G WCDMA, and up to 15 hours of usage on Wi-Fi.

On the connectivity front , the Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 (2017) features USB Type-C 2.0 slot for charging ,  3.5 mm headset jack, 4G LTE, Bluetooth 4.2, Wi-Fi 802.11 a / b / g / n 2.4 + 5GHz, HT40, GPS, Glonass, Wi-Fi Direct, and Beidou. Sensor include acceleration and hall sensors.


Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 (2017) specifications

  • 8-inch (1280×800) WXGA TFT display
  • 1.4GHz Quad-Core Snapdragon 425 processor with Adreno 308 GPU
  • 2GB RAM, 16GB internal storage, expandable up to 256GB with microSD
  • Android 7.1 (Nougat)
  • 8MP autofocus rear camera with LED flash, f/1.9 aperture
  • 5MP front-facing camera
  • Dimensions: 212.1 x 124.1 x 8.9mm; Weight: 364grams
  • 4G LTE with voice calling(Optional),WiFi a/b/g/n (2.4 + 5 GHz), Bluetooth 4.2 and GPS + GLONASS / Beidou
  • 5000mAh battery

You can get the Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 (2017) in Black and Gold colors at about US$ 285 . The Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 (2017) price when available in Nigeria will range from ₦100,000 – ₦ 120 ,000 depending on where you are buying from.

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