The Samsung Galaxy Tab A was quietly launched in Russia last month and soon, another 9.7-inch version was announced in Germany which will be available this coming May. The German Galaxy Tab A will be out in two variants: WiFi and LTE. True enough, the Chinese version of the Tab A was also spotted in two forms. Tablet was recently approved by TENAA, the Chinese FCC, which means the device will be out in the Chinese market very soon. However, China isn't getting a 9.7-incher but rather the 8-inch version according to the certification sighted.
TENAA actually approved two models: SM-P355 and SM-T355C. Based on the TENAA document, the Galaxy Tab A will have the following specs: an 8-inch screen, 1024 x 768p pixel resolution, 2 megapixel front-facing camera, 5 megapixel main camera, 2GB LPDDR3 RAM, 1.2 Ghz quad-core processor, 16GB/32GB/64GB storage capacity, and a microSD card slot for expansion. The processor will likely be a Snapdragon 410 or 400 from Qualcomm.
Out of the box, the tablet will run Android 5.0.2 Lollipop. It's not really the latest version of the platform since some Nexus devices already run Android 5.1 Lollipop but it easily can be updated. Features are not that high-end since it's not a premium tablet. Display is AMOLED but resolution is low.
No official announcement from Samsung yet so others are saying this is the Galaxy Tab 5 8.0. However, there is a mention of an S-Pen stylus so we can say it's a Tab A. It's budget-friendly and Samsung is adding a stylus too. We expect to hear an announcement from Samsung anytime soon about its official launch in China.