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T-Mobile Set To Launch Samsung’s Galaxy Tab A 8.0 LTE

August 11, 2015 - Written By Kishalaya Kundu

The 8-inch model of Samsung’s Galaxy Tab A with LTE connectivity seems to be heading to T-Mobile soon. While the carrier hasn’t officially announced the launch of the device as yet, it has listed the tablet on a newly-constructed support page on its website. Even as we near the impending launch of the device on the T-Mobile network, the pricing is still a mystery as of now. The South Korean company had already launched the Wi-Fi-only version of the tablet earlier in the year, which currently sells for around $230 on BestBuy. LG’s G Pad F 8.0, which comes with similar hardware, is available at T-Mobile for a price of around $240. While that might give us a hint about the possible pricing of the upcoming tablet, we’ll have to wait for T-Mobile to list the pricing officially to know for sure.

Coming to the hardware specifications of the Galaxy Tab A 8.0, the listing on the T-Mobile site indicates that the device will feature an 8-inch Super AMOLED screen, but the resolution hasn’t been specified. The Wi-Fi-only version comes with a resolution of 1024 x 768, so it won’t be completely unreasonable to expect that Samsung won’t change that around, seeing as both devices come with a 4:3 aspect ratio. As for the processor, the listing mentions a 1.2 GHz quad-core CPU of unspecified make. The tablet will come with 2 GB of RAM and 16 GB of storage, which will be expandable with the help of a microSD card. The device will come with Android 5.0.2 Lollipop pre-installed and support LTE bands 2, 3, 4, 7 and 12. As for the imaging options on the Galaxy Tab A 8.0, the rear camera will come with a 5-megapixel sensor, while the front-facing selfie-cam will feature a 2-megapixel sensor.

While the rest of the specifications are not disclosed on T-Mobile’s page (which is still a work in progress, by the looks of it), the battery on the unlocked Wi-Fi-only Galaxy Tab A 8.0 comes with a rating of 4,200 mAh, although there’s no guarantee that the same will hold true for the LTE version of the device. It remains to be seen when this mid-range tablet is finally introduced in the market by T-Mobile, but it will have competition from tablets like the LG G Pad F 8.0 when launched commercially.