Following Samsung's schedule of presentations, yesterday the company presented its new low-end tablet. We refer to the 8-inch Samsung Galaxy Tab A Plus 8.0 2019 . The tablet comes to replace the model presented in 2015 with the same name. Along with the Samsung Galaxy Tab S5e, the new tablet of the South Korean company makes up its line of tablets for this 2019 in the absence of seeing what the renewal of the Samsung Galaxy Tab S4 is supposed to be. The new model brings compatibility with the S-Pen, a TFT screen with 8-inch Full HD resolution and a battery with a capacity more similar to that of a smartphone than that of a tablet.
Data sheet Samsung Galaxy Tab A Plus 8.0 2019
|screen||8 inches with Full HD resolution (1,920 × 1,200 pixels), 16:10 ratio and TFT technology|
|Main chamber||- 8 megapixel main sensor capable of recording at 4K and 30 FPS|
|Camera for selfies||- 5 megapixel main sensor|
|Internal memory||32 GB storage|
|Extension||Up to 512GB via micro SD cards|
|Processor and RAM||- Exynos 7904 together with Mali-G71 MP2 GPU - 3 GB of RAM|
|Battery||7,040 mAh with fast charge|
|Operating system||Android 9 Pie under the customization layer of Samsung Experience|
|Connections||WiFi 802.11 ac Dual, Bluetooth 5.0, GPS + GLONASS, NFC and USB type C|
|Design||- Design made of plastic? and glass– Colors: black and light gray|
|Dimensions||201.5 x 122.4 x 8.9 millimeters and 325 grams|
|Featured Features||Compatibility with the Samsung S-Pen and up to 10 hours of autonomy|
Continuous design and S-Pen compatible TFT screen
Samsung has decided to play it safe with the design of the new Samsung Galaxy Tab A Plus 2019 8.0. The manufacturer repeats the design seen in the model presented in 2015, with rather pronounced lower and upper frames and a construction in what appears to be plastic .
Regarding the screen, and unlike what Samsung is not used to, the company has chosen to integrate a panel with TFT LCD technology that is quite different from the usual Super AMOLED panels that Samsung usually integrates in its tablets. Its resolution is Full HD +, and the ratio, far from the traditional 16: 9, stands at 16:10.
But without a doubt what stands out the most about this is its compatibility with Samsung's S-Pen stylus . Following Apple's line with its new iPad Air 2019 and iPad mini 2019, Samsung has made its particular Pen compatible with the new version of the Galaxy Tab A Plus.
The same hardware as the Samsung Galaxy M20 and 4G connectivity
If Samsung's A Tab series has been characterized by something, it is by having hardware destined for the mid / low range of consumption.
The new Samsung Galaxy Tab A Plus 8.0 2019 has the same technical characteristics as the Samsung Galaxy M20 presented just over a month ago today. Exynos 7904 eight-core processor together with Mali-G71 MP2 GPU, 3 GB of RAM and 32 GB of storage . The latter, by the way, can be expanded through micro SD cards up to 512 GB.
In the connectivity section we do find some surprises. Bluetooth 5.0, dual-band WiFi and best of all, NFC and 4G LTE connectivity . In addition, it has a USB Type-C port and a 4,200 mAh battery that, according to the manufacturer, provides up to 10 hours of autonomy .
Accessory cameras that meet but don't stand out
We come to the photographic section and one of the less complete compared to the rest of the aspects of the tablet.
An 8-megapixel rear camera and a 5-megapixel front camera that, in the absence of data such as aperture or video recording capacity, do not point ways as the Samsung Galaxy Tab S5e did.
Few claims we find in this case beyond scanning documents with the rear camera or making video calls through the front camera.
Price and availability of the Samsung Galaxy Tab A Plus 2019 in Spain
Data on price and availability in Spain have not been provided by Samsung. The only thing we know is that it will soon arrive in Europe with the United Kingdom. The price, in the absence of official confirmation, is expected below 300 euros and above 200 .