Perhaps tablets are coming back into vogue, with not one but two tablet leaks in about the same number of weeks. What we see today is Samsung’s updated Galaxy Tab A 8.0 (2018), and like the Galaxy Tab S4, the Tab A carries a number of design features across from the Galaxy S line this year.
The screen ratio remains at 16:10 (which the Tab S4 has just reverted to), and the physical home button – long considered useless in a tablet form factor – is gone. There are still a few elements that are a bit ugly, though, with a rather large bottom bezel, and not insignificant side bezels too.
There isn’t too much else we can discern, beyond the probability that the back material is probably a cheap plastic, and while there’s a camera for tablet photographers, there’s no flash.
When will we see the Galaxy Tab A 8.0 (2018) announced? Well, the lock-screen date in the renders is August 9th, which strongly suggests we’ll see this as a side-show to the Galaxy Note 9 release in New York.