Introducing Samsung’s New Galaxy Tab A8: More Screen, More Power and More Performance

on December 15, 2021
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LONDON, UK – December 15, 2021 – Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. today announced the release of its new Samsung Galaxy Tab A8, the most streamlined and powerful Tab A Series device yet. The Samsung Galaxy Tab A8 packs impressive screen, power and performance into a slim and lightweight design that’s ready for learning, entertaining, connecting and more. It’s a captivating portable experience that matches users’ everyday lifestyles and seamlessly syncs with other Samsung Galaxy devices.

 

“In a world where remote working and learning has become the norm, tablets have become an indispensable device for so many,” said Nick Porter, Vice President of Product Management, Commercial Operations and Head of Ireland at Samsung UK & Ireland. “Tablets are becoming increasingly popular to get the most out of online working for video calls, online classrooms, gaming and streaming. We equipped the Galaxy Tab A8 with brilliant new features to help you connect on a new level.”

 

Everything You Want to See and Do is Enhanced

The Samsung Galaxy Tab A8 experience begins with Samsung’s signature tablet design and feel, beloved by users of the Tab S series. Its lightweight form boasts an expanded 10.5-inch screen with a remarkably slim bezel and a 16:10 common aspect ratio. The result is an 80 percent screen to body ratio, which enables a much more immersive viewing experience than past tablet models. Whether users are streaming a favourite show, gaming with friends or catching up with family on video calls, the Samsung Galaxy Tab A8’s quad-speaker with Dolby Atmos® provides a rich soundscape with unparalleled detail, depth and realism.

 

And with Samsung TV Plus and more than 100 free channels, Tab A8 owners can enjoy live and on-demand entertainment to their heart’s content[1]. And for new users, Tab A8 customers can redeem two months of ad-free YouTube Premium so you can watch your favourite videos uninterrupted, in the background, and offline[2].

 

Beyond its incredible display, Samsung Galaxy Tab A8 packs even more power and performance into Samsung’s Tab A series experience. The Tab A8’s CPU and GPU have each been increased by 10%[3] to deliver faster, smoother performance without frustrating lagging. Plus, the Samsung Galaxy Tab A8 offers several tiers of storage options, so users can pick the one that’s right for them. Choose from 32GB, 64GB of storage. Take advantage of the expandable microSD card feature to get up to 1TB of space[4]. The Samsung Galaxy Tab A8 is also now offered with 3GB or 4GB of RAM. A 7,040mAh[5] battery with up to 15W[6] fast-charging means that users can stream for hours on end, without worrying about losing power.

 

A Galaxy of Convenience and Protection

The Samsung Galaxy Tab A8 delivers an entertaining and productive experience enhanced by Galaxy’s open ecosystem of devices and partners that aims to make everyday life easier and better in meaningful ways. The past two years have proven tablets can be a gateway to better experiences—for both work and play. The Samsung Galaxy Tab A8 offers robust interactive educational content and convenient parental controls that make it easy for parents to provide their kids with a safe and engaging learning environment at home and on the go. Users can instantly access a comprehensive snapshot of device usage and activity all in one place and can set screen time goals and track progress against them throughout the week. Kids can also enjoy a fun, personalised tablet experience, thanks to Samsung’s partnerships with global content partners and the ability to customise the home screen with playful icons and colour schemes.

 

For simpler, powerful multitasking, you can split your screen and use two apps side-by side, and even add a pop-up window toowith Multi-Active Window. If you’re in a lecture, you can simultaneously chat with classmates, take notes and view a presentation all at once. And when browsing the internet, simply drag a link from your current window to the side to create a split screen. The Drag & Split feature automatically opens a second browser window for more dynamic webpage browsing[7]

 

With Samsung Galaxy Tab A8’s 8 MP rear camera, 5 MP front camera and brand-new Screen Recorder feature, students, teachers and even gamers never have to miss a thing. You can record clear, detailed videos of tutorials or lectures, or even record yourself giving a demonstration with your voice and screen. This feature allows you to record yourself making annotations, as you highlight key points or write on screen, to match what you say with what you see, helping you to focus better and understand your notes. And when you’re ready to transition from your Samsung Galaxy Tab A8 to your Galaxy smartphone, share text, a webpage, images and more between the devices with a quick copy and paste.

 

Most importantly, users can enjoy all the functionality of the Samsung Galaxy Tab A8 with confidence and peace of mind. Galaxy Tab A8 is backed by Samsung’s industry-leading Knox security platform with multi-layer protection. Face recognition ensures Galaxy Tab A8 owners are the only ones with easy access to their device. Constant real-time protection of the core software ensures outside threats can’t gain access to the device.

 

Availability and Price

The Samsung Galaxy Tab A8 will be available in Grey, Silver and new Pink Gold[8]from 04 January 2022.

 

  • Samsung Galaxy Tab A8, WiFi, 32GB, RRP £219
  • Samsung Galaxy Tab A8, LTE, 32GB, RRP £259
  • Samsung Galaxy Tab A8, WiFi, 64GB, RRP £249
  • Samsung Galaxy Tab A8, LTE, 64GB, RRP £289

 

For more information, visit Samsung.com/uk.

 

Specifications:

*All functionality, features, specifications and other product information provided in this document including, but not limited to, the benefits, design, components, performance, availability, and capabilities of the product are subject to change without notice.

Samsung Galaxy Tab A8
Display 10.5-inch* 1920 x 1200 (WUXGA) TFT

*Measured diagonally as a full rectangle without accounting for the rounded corners. Actual viewable area is less due to the rounded corners.

OS Android 11
Dimensions 246.8 x 161.9 x 6.9 mm
Weight Wi-Fi / LTE: 508g
Camera [Rear] 8MP AF

[Front] 5MP

Memory* 3GB RAM with 32GB internal storage /

4GB RAM with 64GB internal storage /

microSD** up to 1TB

*Storage availability may differ by market, model, colour, or carrier. Actual storage space availability may vary depending on pre-installed software, model, file size and format.

**MicroSD card sold separately.

Processor Octa-Core, 2GHz
Battery* 7,040mAh (15W Adaptive Fast Charging supported**)

*Typical value tested under third-party laboratory condition. Typical value is the estimated average value considering the deviation in battery capacity among the battery samples tested under IEC 61960 standard.

**The 15W Adaptive Fast Charger is sold separately.

Connectivity LTE*

Wi-Fi 5 (802.11 a/b/g/n/ac)

Wi-Fi Direct, Bluetooth® v5.0

Colour* Grey, Silver, Pink Gold
Connectors Type C USB 2.0, 3.5 mm Ear jack
Sensors Accelerometer, Compass, Gyro, Light, Hall Sensor
GPS GPS+GLONASS, Beidou, Galileo
Audio Quad Stereo Speakers, Dolby Atmos®
Security Samsung Knox, Face Recognition
Accessories* Book Cover, Clear Edge Cover, Protective Standing Cover

*Accessories are available for purchase separately.

 

[1] The Samsung TV Plus app is available free of charge on Galaxy Store and Google Play for select Galaxy device users running Android O OS or higher. Network connection required.

[2] New subscribers only (no past trial of YouTube Premium, YouTube Music Premium, YouTube Red or Google Play Music). Benefit applicable only to devices activated by 2022.03.05, and must be redeemed by 2022.04.05. Form of payment required. After trial, billed on a recurring monthly basis. Cancel anytime. No refunds for partial billing periods. Full terms: https://www.youtube.com/premium/restrictions.

[3] Compared to Galaxy Tab A7 (2020).

[4] MicroSD card sold separately.

[5] Typical value tested under third-party laboratory condition. Rated (minimum) capacity is 6820 mAh

[6] A 7.75W charger is included. The 15W Adaptive Fast Charger is sold separately.

[7] Drag & Split feature works with Samsung Internet, Samsung Notes, My Files, Messages and more. Compatibility may vary by app.

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