Samsung Galaxy Tab A8 10.5 debuted today, as Samsung’s latest midrange tablet. Also known as Samsung Galaxy Tab A8 10.5 (2021), the device is a 10.5 inch LCD machine with a 1920 x 1200 pixel resolution. It’s meant for education and entertainment.
The product has a 16:10 aspect ratio, meaning that it offers more vertical space compared to the 10.4 inch display of the Galaxy Tab A7. The newcomer features quad Dolby Atmos enabled speakers for immersive audio and also offers services to make use of those resources. Samsung TV Plus offers streaming for 200+ free channels (live and on demand, but only in some markets), plus you get 2 months of YouTube Premium for free.
For work and education we have split screen multitasking and also floating windows. There’s Drag & Split support for One UI 3.1.1, applied on top of Android 11. Inside we find a CPU which has only been described as 10% higher in performance compared to the Snapdragon 662 of the Galaxy Tab A7. Leaks have shown it may in fact be an Unisoc Tiger T618, as 12 nm chipset, accompanied by 3 or 4 GB of RAM and 32 GB of storage, but there are also 64 and 128 GB versions.
There’s a microSD card slot here. If you want video calls, there’s a 5 MP front camera here, with fixed focus, while at the back there’s an 8 MP shooter with autofocus. Samsung Galaxy Tab A8 10.5 comes in Wi-Fi only and LTE versions, with Wi-Fi 5 and Bluetooth 5, plus a 3.5 mm audio jack and an USB-C 2.0. A 7040 mAh battery is here with 15W charging, but there’s only a 7.5W charger in the box.
The product will be available in Europe starting at 230 euros in Netherlands. Tab A8 measures 6.9 mm in thickness, weighs 508 grams and will be available in pink gold, gray and silver.