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Galaxy Tab A8 leak gives us our first look at Samsung's next cheap Android tablet

Samsung Galaxy Tab A8 2021 Leak
Samsung Galaxy Tab A8 2021 Leak (Image credit: @OnLeaks / 91Mobiles)

What you need to know

  • The first high-res renders of Samsung's upcoming Galaxy Tab A8 2021 have leaked.
  • The tablet is tipped to feature a 10.4-inch FHD+ display, an 8MP rear camera, and a quad-speaker setup.
  • It is expected to be announced sometime before the end of the year.

Samsung could soon launch a new Android tablet to replace last year's Galaxy Tab A7 10.4, which is still among the best cheap Android tablets available. CAD-based renders and a few key specs of the device have now surfaced, courtesy of reliable leaker Steve Hemmerstoffer (@OnLeaks) and 91Mobiles.

As seen in the renders below, the Galaxy Tab A8 doesn't appear to have an all-new design. Like its predecessor, the tablet seems to feature a metal chassis and relatively thick bezels around the display. We can also see that the device has a single camera on the back. The volume rocker buttons are placed on the right side, alongside a fingerprint sensor.

The tablet is said to sport a 10.4-inch screen with the same FHD+ resolution as its predecessor. It is also tipped to come with an 8MP rear camera, four speakers with Dolby Atmos, a 3.5mm headphone jack, and optional LTE connectivity. The rest of its specs sheet, however, remains a mystery. On the software front, the tablet is likely to ship with Android 11-based One UI 3.1 out of the box.

The Galaxy Tab A8 isn't the only Android tablet that Samsung is rumored to be working on. According to a recent leak, Samsung is expected to launch the Galaxy Tab S8 series early next year, featuring its next-gen Exynos 2200 chipset. Interestingly, the Tab S8 series is rumored to include a new Ultra model with a massive 14.6-inch screen.

Samsung Galaxy Tab A

Samsung Galaxy Tab A7 10.4 Wi-Fi

Samsung's Galaxy Tab A7 is a cheap Android tablet with a premium design, a sizeable FHD+ display, and expandable storage. It also has an impressive quad-speaker system with Dolby Atmos support.

Babu Mohan
Babu Mohan
  • Already lost me with 10.4 inch and thick bezels. I'm looking for a mini tab to replace my ipad 4 mini. I'll probably go for the ipad 5 mini next year when it's cheaper.
  • Jeez, just won't somebody make a true mid-range ~8" Android tablet? It's the best carry-on size device. I went from my Nexus 7, to a Shield Tablet, to a Tab S2 8.4, to a Huawei MediaPad M5 8.0, which I still use. The Huawei was the best of them all (though it never got an update) and the Shield was the worst (performance was awful). I just would love something simple, decent performer and can fit in my back pocket that gives me more real estate than my phone and doesn't cost a fortune.