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Samsung releases the new Galaxy Tab A 8.0 – a tablet for the whole family

Samsung has released the second generation of its Galaxy Tab A 8.0 tablet with a sleek updated look and designed it to be an everyday device used by the entire family.

The Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 has a metal body and rounded edges to not only give it a more refined look but also make it easy hold.

It has a bright 8-inch WXGA display with a resolution of 1280 x 800 and is powered by a 1.4Ghz quad-core processor.

It has 2GB RAM and 16GB of internal memory but a memory card slot allows users to expand the storage by up to 256GB.

The Galaxy Tab A 8.0, available in black or silver, can run for 14 hours on a single charge of the 5000mAh battery so you can power through more emails, web browsing, movies and games.

The features that can benefit the whole family include the new Home Mode which can be set up to show three displays.

The Multi-User Mode can be set up by up to eight family members with each having their favourite settings and apps secured on the device.

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There are also parental controls on board to allow limits to be set on usage as well as the ability to customise contents so it’s fun and safe for younger users.

Kids Mode puts all the fun apps and games at your child’s fingertips without disturbing your own apps and content.

On the camera side, the Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 has an 8-megapixel rear camera and a 5-megapixel front camera with an improved and intuitive camera user interface to make it easier to capture all of your moments through the day.

The Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 is available now in a Wi-Fi and 4G version from the Samsung Online Store, JB Hi-Fi, Harvey Norman, The Good Guys, Officeworks and Bing Lee.

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They are priced at $329 (wi-fi) and $479 (4G).

The black 4G model is available now through Optus and Vodafone.

Telstra will launch black and silver 4G models from December 26.

 

About Stephen Fenech

Stephen is the Tech Guide editor and one of Australia's most respected tech journalists. He is a regular on radio and TV talking about the latest tech news, products and trends.

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