Samsung has a new budget tablet with the release of the Galaxy Tab A8 10.5 2021.
As the name suggests, the Samsung Galaxy Tab A8 10.5 2021 model features an enormous 10.5-inch FHD display. Since it’s a budget tablet, it’s only an LCD panel instead of AMOLED. It also has a wider 16:10 aspect ratio and is paired with four speakers for a stereo setup, coupled with Dolby Atmos technology.
Its video and audio hardware makes it a great entertainment device. To build on that, it comes with Samsung TV Plus that will let users stream 200+ free channels. Plus, Samsung is throwing in 2 months of free YouTube Premium.
If you plan on using it for work or school, the One UI 3.1.1 comes with multi-tasking features like split-screen and floating windows.
Like a lot of Samsung releases, the official chipset used was not mentioned. However, the company did say that it offers 10% better performance in both the CPU and GPU departments. Rumor has it that it’s a UNISOC Tiber T618, a chip with two Cortex A75 cores and six Cortex A55 cores with a Mali-G52 MP2 GPU.
The Galaxy Tab A 10.5 then comes with a 7,040mAh battery. Not the biggest capacity, but did allow the device to have an ultra-thin profile. You can pair it with a Samsung Book Cover, Clear Edge Cover, or Protective Standing Cover.
Select markets in Europe will get the Samsung Galaxy Tab A8 10.4 in the coming weeks for a starting price of EUR229 (around Php12,900) for the WiFi model and EUR359 (around Php20,300) for the LTE. Release details in other markets are yet to be announced.
Samsung Galaxy Tab A8 10.5 2021 Specs
- Android 11, One UI 3.1.1
- SIM slot (LTE model)
- 10.5-inch WUXGA TFT LCD display, 1920 x 1200 pixel resolution, 215ppi
- 2.0GHz octa-core processor
- 3GB/4GB RAM
- 32GB/64GB/128GB internal storage, expandable via microSD up to 1TB
- 5-megapixel front camera
- 8-megapixel rear camera, AF
- Face unlock
- Samsung Knox
- 4x stereo speakers, Dolby Atmos
- Headphone jack
- HSPA+, 4G LTE
- WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band
- Bluetooth 5.0
- USB Type-C
- Dimensions: 246.8 x 161.9 x 6.9mm
- Weight: 508g
- Colors: Pink Gold, Silver, Gray
- 7,040mAh non-removable battery, 15W adaptive fast charging