This one was previewed a while back, but it seems Samsung has finally released its new Galaxy Tab A instalment for 2019 – the Galaxy Tab A (8.0) 2019.

The tablet is squarely aimed at the mid-range, with a compact size, fairly plain design and (some would say) mediocre specs. But still, not everyone needs or wants to spend $1000+ on a tablet, and for light duties, the Galaxy Tab A range has always delivered.

Announced overnight with little fuss, the Galaxy Tab A 2019 range gets the addition of an 8-inch tablet which is just 8mm thick and weighs little more than two smartphones at 345g. An 8-inch display is probably a bit too obvious to mention, and with 1,280 x 800 TFT technology, it’s none too exciting either.

However, there’s a big 5,100 mAh battery, microUSB (ugh) and dual speakers. The latest Android 9.0 software is inside, with 2GB of RAM and 32GB of storage. The chipset is a mid-range quad-core 2.0GHz special from an unnamed manufacturer, but likely to be a Qualcomm Snapdragon 429.

There’s not too much else exciting about these tablets, except some free YouTube Premium and Spotify Premium as well. Pricing hasn’t been confirmed, though it’s likely this is another tablet that will make its way to Australia before too long.

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Jeni Skunk
Jeni Skunk
11 months ago

The A series is supposed to be mid tier. The specs on this barely reach up to entry level.

Nick
Nick
11 months ago

Samsung and their “burner” tablets. We’re still waiting for Android 9.0 on the $1400 unbranded Tab s4 … don’t waste your time unless you realise there is no post purchase support in Australia.

Luke
Luke
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11 months ago

I got 9.0 on my tab S4 (wifi only) about a month ago 😯

Terry
Terry
11 months ago

“The tablet is squarely aimed at the mid-range”

With those mediocre specs I’d call it low-end.