Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 (2017) Is Said To Be Launching As Galaxy Tab A2 S

by Karthik Iyer 8

If you have been following the news lately, then you probably already know about the Galaxy Tab A 8.0 tablet which Samsung has been working on. Recently, we had also informed that it will be the first tablet to be launching with the company’s own Bixby assistant. However, now, we have yet another piece of info about the tablet, coming from a reliable source.

According to the source, it looks like the Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 will be launched as Galaxy Tab A2 S. Yes, this is indeed quite an unusual decision coming from the company, especially, when there are already a ton of rumors out there about this tablet. However, this is what we have with us right now. The model number (SM-T380 / SM-T385), however, remains the same and it has also been reported that it will carry the same set of specs as well.

It is worth noting that Samsung is indeed known for going with complicated names for their devices. There have been instances in the past, where the company had launched smartphones like “Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge Plus” which is a mouthful. And this alleged new name for the tablet is also no different. But we just hope that it will be a great offering for the consumers in the market who are still looking for a decent tablet offering.

As far as the specs are concerned, it has been reported in the past that this tablet will carry an 8-inch display on the front with a resolution of 1200 x 800 pixels. Internally, it is expected to be powered by a 1.4GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 427 processor and this is expected to be coupled with 2GB of RAM and 16GB of internal storage. Coming to the optics, we are looking at an 8MP rear-facing shooter, whereas on the front, it looks like there is a 5MP selfie camera.

As mentioned earlier in our previous post about this tablet, this is expected to be the first tablet to carry Bixby assistant with it. Now, talking about the pricing and the availability, there is no official wording, however, we won’t be surprised to see this tablet being unveiled at IFA 2017 show floor as early as next week. Having said that, be sure to let us know your thoughts on this by leaving a comment down below, letting know what do you think about this tablet.


Karthik Iyer

Karthik is a Computer Science Graduate and a Tech Aficionado who has always found himself fascinated or playing around with all the latest and the best from the world of smartphones and beyond. When he is not working on any smartphone or covering the latest scoop, you can often find playing his favorite PS4 titles.

  • Swapnil Potdar

    That’s Great News from Samsung

  • shiva bhardwaj

    bit of disappointment with specs

  • Aakash Prajapati

    In Processor Is Slicely Upgrade Its 425 To 427 Other Is Same. What Is Exactly Doing Samsung? Phone Nikalo or Bixby Use Kato Compulsory. Bhai Ye Hain Kya?

  • Vishal Giri

    looks like a budget tablet, but great for the price!!!

  • Chandrakant Agrawal

    what is price of tablet?

  • Uday Kumar

    but now a days almost every one is interested in smartphones not tabs…

  • Mahua Banerjee

    is it really worth buying?

  • Arup Das

    Very exciting Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 (2017) Is Said To Be Launching As Galaxy Tab A2 S