Samsung Introduces the New Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0

Nov 26. 2017
Tab A


Smart tablet with a refined design, long-lasting battery life and new content partnerships

Samsung Electronics Australia today announced a new addition to the Galaxy tablet portfolio, the second generation Galaxy Tab A 8.0, an everyday, versatile tablet designed, for the entire family. The Galaxy Tab A 8.0 builds on the Galaxy design legacy, featuring a refined look and feel with a sleek, metal body and smooth rounded edges making it comfortable to hold. It offers long-lasting battery, a beautiful display designed to look good in any light, and increased onboard memory with expandable storage.

“At Samsung, we want Australians to have choice when it comes to the technology they use, and ensure it meets their unique needs,” said Garry McGregor, Director, IT and Mobile, Samsung Electronics Australia. “The Galaxy Tab A 8.0 is designed for the whole family. It’s the tablet that’s easy to use whether you’re out and about or curled up on the couch, with long- lasting battery life to get everyone through the day.”

Enhanced Performance for Uninterrupted Fun

To improve everyday usability and performance, the Galaxy Tab A 8.0 is equipped with a bright and immersive display for watching your favourite TV shows, playing games or browsing the web on a screen that is designed to look good even under bright sunlight. It also has an optional blue light filter to balance the brightness and help reduce eye strain, making it easier to view content at night and in dim lighting settings.

The long-lasting battery (5,000mAh) of the Galaxy Tab A 8.0 lets users power through movies, games, emails and more, all from a single charge that lasts up to 14 hours.1 With 16GB of built-in storage (9.6GB user-accessible) and expandable memory (up to 256GB2) for additional files, the Galaxy Tab A 8.0 allows the user to store more apps and content whether at home or on- the-go.

Convenient Features to Benefit the Whole Family

Daily family life can get hectic, so the Galaxy Tab A 8.0 strives to add convenience with the new Home Mode, which can be configured to show up to three displays, providing a quick glance at information like the time, family calendar, weather or photos even while the device is charging. Up to eight family member can have their own login with Multi User Mode to securely save their favourite settings and apps. With Parental Controls, parents can set limits on usage and customise available content to create a fun and safe environment for younger users. Also, users can easily view their favourite apps and content on personalised Bixby Home screens.

The Galaxy Tab A 8.0 is designed to capture amazing photos even in low-light conditions with enhanced 5MP F2.2 front and 8MP F1.9 rear cameras, as well as a new flash for clearer and brighter photos. Never miss another sharable moment with the Galaxy Tab A 8.0’s improved and intuitive camera interface, making it easier than ever to capture great photos from any angle and switch between camera and video modes.

More Content to Keep the Whole Family Entertained

Created for the entire family, the Galaxy Tab A 8.0 comes with an expansive offering of entertainment media and kids content:

·         Kids Mode features exciting games, videos and content from partners such as The LEGO Group Kids Mode now also features Value Pack options so users can download highly popular apps like LEGO Batman: Beyond Gotham, LEGO® Ninjago: Shadow of Ronin, Toca Hair Salon 3 and BRIO World – Railway at no additional cost.

·         Optimised for game play with Game Launcher, the Galaxy Tab A 8.0 provides an enhanced user interface and personalised gaming experience with more gaming tools, as well as a Call and Notification Prevention Mode so users can focus on their games without interruption.

·         Galaxy Tab A 8.0 provides access to entertainment as part of athree month YouTube Red3 trial. YouTube Red provides an uninterrupted viewing experience free of commercials and advertisements, Offline Mode capabilities to watch and download videos and access to exclusive content such as YouTube Red Original movies and series.



Wi-Fi and 4G models are now available in black from Samsung-branded retail stores, the Samsung Online Store, and JB Hi-Fi, Harvey Norman, The Good Guys, Officeworks and, BingLee. The black 4G model is currently available from Vodafone & Optus. Telstra is due to launch black and silver 4G models from 26 December 2017. The Wi-Fi Galaxy Tab A 8.0 has an RRP of $329 (inclusive of GST), and the 4G Galaxy Tab A 8.0 has an RRP of $479 (inclusive of GST).


Samsung Galaxy Tab A (second generation) Specifications

Galaxy Tab A 8.0


212.1 x 124.1 x 8.9 mm


360g (Wi-Fi)

364g (4G)


8.0-inch WXGA (1280 x 800, 16:10) TFT, 480nits


Quad Core 1.4GHz


Android 7.1


2GB (RAM) + 16GB (9.6GB user-accessible) Micro SD up to 256GB (sold separately)


Front: 5MP FF

Rear: 8MP AF with Flash




USB 2.0 (Type C)


Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, Wi-Fi Direct, Bluetooth® v4.2


Black, Silver


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