SamMobile has affiliate and sponsored partnerships. If you buy something through one of these links, we may earn a commission.

News For You
News For You
Notifications

Leaked Galaxy Tab A 8.0 (2018) renders reveal another Galaxy without a home button

Tablet
By 

Last updated: July 18th, 2018 at 11:44 UTC+02:00

Samsung seems determined to get its traditional home button and capacitive keys out of the equation for all of its devices going forward this year. We know the upcoming Android Go smartphone will have software navigation keys and so will the Galaxy Tab S4, despite neither of the two devices sporting an Infinity display. Well, we can now add another upcoming Galaxy device to the list.

Galaxy Tab 8.0 (2018) renders leak

NieuweMobiel.NL has published what look like official press renders for the Galaxy Tab A 8.0 (2018), showing a clean front side without a home button. It shouldn't come as a surprise that Samsung is looking to move to virtual navigation keys across the board. The company has always been about consistency, and while it stuck to physical and capacitive keys for years so that its customers would feel right at home with every new Galaxy they purchased, the same goes for switching to software keys now that physical keys have been removed from the Galaxy flagships.

From the images, it seems the successor to the Galaxy Tab A 8.0 (2017) will have a few more changes to the overall design. The bezels around the screen are smaller, and Samsung seems to have employed 2.5D glass for a more premium look. However, as the publication notes, the slightly curved display edges may only be an optical illusion, so we will need to wait for the official reveal to be sure.

Speaking of an official reveal, the renders of the tablet have the date August 9 on the lock screen, though it's far from likely that Samsung will launch a budget tablet alongside the Galaxy Note 9. The 2017 model was released sometime in September, so we can expect the 2018 Galaxy Tab A 8.0 to show up around the same time this year. As for specs, one can assume budget hardware with Android 8.1 Oreo out of the box, though more details will be needed for a clearer picture of where the Tab A 8.0 (2018) will stand.

Tablet Galaxy Tab A (2018)Galaxy Tab A 8.0Galaxy Tab A 8.0 (2018)
Galaxy AI summarized

Scroll for more related content
News For You

You might also like

Galaxy Tab A 8.0 picks up the September 2021 security update

Galaxy Tab A 8.0 picks up the September 2021 security update

Samsung has started rolling out the September 2021 security update to the Galaxy Tab A 8.0. The LTE variant of the tablet has started getting the update in Mexico, but more markets could get this update over the next few days. The two-year-old mid-range tablet is currently running Android 11-based One UI 3.1. The new […]

  • By Asif Iqbal Shaik
  • 3 years ago
Galaxy Tab A (2018) and Galaxy Tab A7 get August 2021 security update

Galaxy Tab A (2018) and Galaxy Tab A7 get August 2021 security update

After releasing the August 2021 security update to the Galaxy Tab S5e and the Galaxy Tab S6, Samsung has released it to two more tablets: Galaxy Tab A (2018) and Galaxy Tab A7. The Galaxy Tab A (2018) is getting the new update in the US, while the Galaxy Tab A7 is getting the update […]

  • By Asif Iqbal Shaik
  • 3 years ago
Galaxy Tab A 8.0 gets the July 2021 security update

Galaxy Tab A 8.0 gets the July 2021 security update

Samsung was the first Android OEM to release the July 2021 Android security patch. The rollout of the latest security patch started with the Galaxy S10 series last week, and it expanded to the Galaxy Fold and the Galaxy Tab Active 2. Now, the update is rolling out to the Galaxy Tab A 8.0 (2019). […]

  • By Asif Iqbal Shaik
  • 3 years ago
Galaxy Tab A 8.0 (2019) gets updated to Android 11

Galaxy Tab A 8.0 (2019) gets updated to Android 11

Another day, another update from Samsung. The South Korean firm has released the Android 11 update to the Galaxy Tab A 8.0 (2019) in a few markets, and the update brings a more recent version of the Android security patch. This could be the last major Android OS update for the tablet which was released […]

  • By Asif Iqbal Shaik
  • 3 years ago
Galaxy Tab A 10.1, Tab A 8.0 (2019) getting Android 10 One UI 2 update

Galaxy Tab A 10.1, Tab A 8.0 (2019) getting Android 10 One UI 2 update

The Android 10 and One UI 2.x update has been released for the LTE variants of the two affordable tablets.

  • By Abhijeet Mishra
  • 4 years ago
Various Samsung smartphones receive Netflix’s HDR10 certification

Various Samsung smartphones receive Netflix’s HDR10 certification

Smartphones and tablets are increasingly being used to consume movies and TV shows, and Netflix is one of the most popular video streaming services in the world. Now, various smartphones from Samsung have received the official HDR10 certification from Netflix. Dozens of Galaxy smartphones and tablets have also received the HD certification. The recently launched […]

  • By Asif Iqbal Shaik
  • 4 years ago