Samsung Australia has today announced that the Galaxy Tab A 8″ is now available to purchase in Australia, with both Wi-Fi and 4G models available.
The tablet is a versatile, well-sized unit suitable for the entire family with a refined look and metallic body with rounded edges that’s comfortable to hold. A long life battery that lasts up to 14 hours and beautiful display makes it a good media consumption device for a long trip, or for perusing the news on the couch.
Hardware wise, the tablet comes with a bright 480nits HD resolution 8″ display though only comes with 2GB of RAM and 16GB of on-board storage though it is expandable with microSD cards.
- 8.0-inch WXGA (1280 x 800, 16:10) TFT, 480nits
- Quad Core 1.4GHz
- 2GB RAM
- 16GB on-board storage (9.6GB user-accessible) + MicroSD up to 256GB
- 8MP rear camera with AF and Flash + 5MP Front-facing camera
- Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, Wi-Fi Direct, Bluetooth v4.2
- USB 2.0 (Type C)
- 212.1 x 124.1 x 8.9 mm @ 360g (Wi-Fi)/364g (4G)
The tablet comes with support for Samsung’s Bixby assistant – though there doesn’t seem to be a dedicated Bixby button on the side. A three month YouTube Red trial is included, and a Kids mode comes with a value pack of video content and games which includes LEGO Batman: Beyond Gotham, LEGO Ninjago: Shadow of Ronin, Toca Hair Salon 3 and BRIO World – Railway.
Wi-Fi and 4G models are now available in black from Samsung-branded retail stores, the Samsung Online Store, and JB Hi-Fi, Harvey Norman, The Good Guys, Officeworks and, Bing Lee. The black 4G model is currently available from Vodafone & Optus. Telstra is due to launch black and silver 4G models from 26 December 2017. The Wi-Fi Galaxy Tab A 8.0 has an RRP of $329, and the 4G Galaxy Tab A 8.0 has an RRP of $479.
Garry McGregor, Director, IT and Mobile, Samsung Electronics Australia said of the tablet:
At Samsung, we want Australians to have choice when it comes to the technology they use, and ensure it meets their unique needs. The Galaxy Tab A 8.0 is designed for the whole family. It’s the tablet that’s easy to use whether you’re out and about or curled up on the couch, with long-lasting battery life to get everyone through the day.