4 Reasons to Wait for Galaxy Tab A 2018 & 3 Reasons Not To

Samsung is reportedly working on a new Galaxy Tab A 2018 alongside its rumored Galaxy Tab S4. Rumors are starting to pickup so today we want to take you through some reasons why you might, and might not, want to wait for Samsung’s other rumored tablet.

If you’re hunting for a new tablet in 2018 you’ve got plenty of options to choose from. Samsung’s Galaxy Tab S3 is still a top of the line choice now that its price has dropped and been upgraded to the company’s version of Android 8.0 Oreo.

You’ll also want to look at Apple’s iPad lineup which includes the iPad Pro, iPad Air, and an upgraded 9.7-inch iPad. The company is also rumored to be working on a new iPad Pro for 2018. The new iPad Pro is expected to launch alongside new iPhones in September.

The Galaxy Tab S3 and Apple’s iPad are two options, but they aren’t the only tablets you should have your eyes on as we push deeper into the year.

Samsung Galaxy Tab A 2018 Rumors

Samsung hasn’t announced any new tablets yet, but the company is reportedly working on two brand new slates. One is a high-end Galaxy Tab S4, the other is a new version of the Galaxy Tab A.

While we know quite a bit about the Galaxy Tab S4, the Galaxy Tab A 2018 is a bit of a mystery as we push into the summer months.

Rumors are slowly starting to emerge and they point to a budget conscious alternative to the Galaxy Tab S4. Reports suggest the Galaxy Tab A will include a new color, the current version of Android Oreo, and a USB Type-C port.

The device recently passed through the FCC, Bluetooth SIG, and Wi-Fi Alliance on its way to the United States. We’re also starting to see support pages popup on Samsung’s website.

With a Samsung Galaxy Tab A 2018 launch looking imminent, some of you might want to wait for Samsung to make the announcement.

Wait for the Best Software Support

Wait for the Best Software Support

If you plan on keeping your next tablet for awhile, you might want to hang around and wait for Samsung to introduce its new Galaxy Tab A.

While you might be tempted to go with another option like the Galaxy Tab S3 or the company's Galaxy Tab 10.1 from 2016, know that software support for those devices is going to end much sooner than it does for this year's release.

Samsung usually keeps its devices upgraded with major Android software updates (Nougat, Oreo, etc) for two years. 

You're guaranteed to get security patches and bug fixes beyond the two year mark, but support for the device will eventually stop and your device will become outdated. 

Samsung also tends to hold some features back from older devices either due to hardware limitations or for marketing purposes. 

We expect the Galaxy Tab A 2018 to come with a full suite of software features courtesy of Android Oreo and Samsung's Experience UI. 

In fact, thanks to an FCC filing, it looks like the device will be one of the first Galaxy devices running Google's Android 8.1 Oreo update. Android 8.1 is also rumored for the Galaxy Note 9 and Galaxy Tab S4.

If you want the best, and lengthiest, software support, we recommend waiting for the Galaxy Tab A 2018 to arrive. 

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