Samsung is working on an affordable 10” tablet, which will potentially arrive next month. We’ve already seen it in a couple of partial leaks, now @OnLeaks and 91mobiles bring a pretty complete spec sheet for the slate.
The Samsung Galaxy Tab A8 10.5 (2021) will feature a 10.5” display, a regular LCD with 1,920 x 1,200 px resolution (16:10 aspect ratio). The refresh rate will be 60 Hz, of course. There will be quad speakers with Dolby Atmos, so this cheap tablet has some entertainment potential.
Samsung Galaxy Tab A8 10.5 (2021) renders by @OnLeaks
It won’t be a gaming powerhouse with its Unisoc Tiger T618 chipset. This 12 nm chipset has two Cortex-A75 cores (at 2.0 GHz) and six efficient A55 cores (at 1.8 GHz), a Mali-G52 MP2 GPU and an LTE modem.
Only some versions of the tablet will have LTE connectivity, the others will be Wi-Fi only. RAM and storage configurations will start at a cheap 3/32 GB and include more reasonable 4/64 GB and 4/128 GB options.
The Tab A8 10.5 (2021) will be powered by a 7,040 mAh battery, which should support fast charging (how fast is unclear). For reference, the Galaxy Tab A7 10.4 (2020) has a 7,040 mAh battery with 15W charging.
Besides the quad speakers, the tablet will apparently also have a 3.5 mm audio jack. And there should be a 5 MP camera on the front for selfies and video calls plus an 8 MP camera on the back. The tablet will offer face unlock and a side-mounted fingerprint reader.
The tablet will measure 246.7 161.8 x 6.9 mm (8.7 mm thick, if you include the camera bump). It will be available in Gold, Silver and Gray.
The Galaxy Tab A8 10.5 (2021) is expected to be unveiled on October 21, about a month from now. The price will be INR 19,000 or so (that converts to $260/€220). The Wi-Fi only Tab A7 10.4 (2020) started at INR 21,000 at launch, but is currently down to INR 18,000.