Samsung today expanded its Android tablet portfolio with the introduction of Galaxy Tab A (2019). The latest Galaxy Tab A series Android tablet from Samsung is a budget-oriented model that comes with S Pen support and updated internals.
The new Samsung Galaxy Tab A uses an 8-inch 1920 x 1200 WUXGA resolution TFT LCD panel with S Pen support. This means you can use the tablet for note-taking as well as sketching on the go. To help protect your eyes from harmful blue light emitted by the display, the Galaxy Tab A (2019) features a blue light filter as well. The integrated S Pen weighs just 2.8 grams and comes with a flexible 0.7mm pen tip. The S Pen is IP68 rated for dust as well as water resistance.
The Samsung Galaxy Tab A with S Pen runs on a 14nm Exynos 7904 octa-core processor, the same chipset that powers some of the brand’s latest budget smartphones. Samsung has coupled the 14nm chipset on the Galaxy Tab A with 3GB of RAM and 32GB of internal storage. For further expansion, the tablet comes with a microSD card slot.
Like other budget-friendly Android tablets, the new Galaxy Tab A sports an 8MP camera at the rear and a 5MP camera on the front. Unsurprisingly, the tablet does not include a fingerprint sensor and nor is there support for face unlock. Connectivity-wise, it supports Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac dual-band, Bluetooth 5.0 Low Energy, 4G LTE, NFC, GPS, GLONASS, BeiDou, and Galileo. Keeping the lights on is a 4200mAh capacity cell with claimed internet usage time of up to 11 hours.
When it comes to software, the tablet runs on Android 9 Pie-based One UI. It will be available in two color options: Grey and Black. The new Galaxy Tab A will be sold in various markets across the Asia Pacific as well as in the UK. Its price, however, has not been revealed yet.