Samsung is one of the few Android device makers that continues to producer high-priced Android tablets year-after-year. But the company also continues to offer lower-priced models as part of its Galaxy Tab A lineup.
A few months ago Samsung launched the $230 Galaxy Tab A 10.1 (2019) with an Exynos 7904A processor, 2GB of RAM, 32GB of storage, and a 10.1 inch, 1920 x 1080 pixel display.
Now it looks like an 8 inch model is on the way, and while pricing hasn’t been announced yet, all signs point to it being a smaller, more affordable alternative.
Here’s what they learned about the upcoming Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 (2019) tablet, with a model number of SM-T295:
- 8 inch, 1280 x 800 pixel display
- Qualcomm Snapdragon 429 processor (quad-core ARM Cortex-A53 CPU + Adreno 504 graphics)
- 2GB RAM
- 32GB storage
- Unspecified front and rear cameras
- Android 9 Pie
It looks like the tablet will likely be available in WiFi-only or WiFi + 4G versions. But it doesn’t appear to support an S-Pen, doesnt’ have a fingerprint sensor, and lacks NFC.
All told, it sounds like a device that could reasonably sell for around $150 to $200… which would make it pricier than an entry-level Amazon Fire HD 8 tablet, but a lot more affordable than an entry-level Apple iPad mini.