Budget Samsung Galaxy Tab A (2018) with no home button pictured in a leak

Samsung Galaxy Tab A 2018

Samsung’s budget series of tablets are known in the market as the Tab A. The latest iteration of the same series is expected to be the Galaxy Tab A 8.0 (2018). And it appears that the same slate might be launched alongside the Galaxy Note 9 in August. Today, some renders of the same device have popped up giving us some fresh perspective on the upcoming budget slate.

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Samsung Galaxy Tab A 2018

There won’t be any huge changes in the design front but what Samsung has done is welcome. Putting it side by side to last year’s Tab A, it is quite evident that top and bottom bezels have been shaved, almost 7.5mm of them. This is a good addition as nobody requires huge bezels. The other immediately noticeable change is the absent physical home key on the bottom bezel. It makes us wonder what Samsung will be using as the primary authentication method now. 


Samsung Galaxy Tab

Tab A (2017)

The rear doesn’t look to have gone a big cosmetic change, however, there’s no LED flash as present on the 2017 model. That’s the outside story of the renders that have been sourced from Dutch website NieuweMobiel. As for the insides, we look back at previous leaks to draw conclusions. Previous listings on Geekbench have seen the tablet listed with a Snapdragon 430, and 2GB of RAM which is in line with what Samsung offers in these devices. It can have 32GB of storage along with Android 8.1 Oreo.

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Besides the Tab A, there are three other products of the same category on the horizon. Those are the Galaxy Tab S4 of course, the Tab A2, and A2 XL. The launch date of the aforementioned device is not known but the August 9 date visible on the render says it will be with the Galaxy Note 9.

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