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New Tab A8 (SM-X200) S pen compatibility

(Topic created on: 01-01-2022 02:40 PM)
wsogmm
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Happy new year to everyone,

I am contemplating to buy the new A8 for my son, but I am slightly confused: the older A8 models that I know were 8" and compatible with S pen, which is something we would really like to have as the boy has now confiscated my S7 as a drawing tablet 😉 ; the new A8 is 10.5" and there is no mention of S pen compatibility (the pen is definitely not included in the tablet package).

I suppose that in order to use the S pen, the tablet needs a specific digitizer layer, which the SM-X200 model might not have. Can anyone confirm it? Or can I buy an S pen separately and use it even with this model?

Thanks!

Jan

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AndrewL
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@wsogmm: I've had a look into this for you, and currently the only tablets that offer S Pen support are the Tab S7 range, and the Tab S6 Lite. To find out more, please follow the link below. 

Tablets | Browse All Samsung Galaxy Tab | Samsung UK

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Pugs1957
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Hi Jan, I'm sorry to say there isn't any S pen support for this tablet https://www.google.co.uk/amp/s/www.androidheadlines.com/2021/12/samsung-launch-announcement-galaxy-t...
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AndrewL
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@wsogmm: I've had a look into this for you, and currently the only tablets that offer S Pen support are the Tab S7 range, and the Tab S6 Lite. To find out more, please follow the link below. 

Tablets | Browse All Samsung Galaxy Tab | Samsung UK

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GalaxyA51user
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Buy Tab S6 Lite instead, S Pen support, better CPU, better software, better design and more software support.
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wsogmm
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Yep, seems like a possibility. But I hoped for something more cost-effecitve 😉, the S6 lite is still twice the price of the A8 here, and almost the same price as S7 FE. Quite an expensive toy for a 10 year old boy.

Thanks!

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jayjflynn
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Understanding the S Pen is not supported can you recommend a different stylus that offer a fine point much like a pen and makes taking hand written notes actually possible. 

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Kingfisher344
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Just seen this. I too, recently purchased a Tab A8. Looked into it and bought a Capacative stylus on Amazon. Mine was £11 but there are many to choose from.
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TPSPED
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Which one did you buy specifically? I want to make sure I get one that is proven to work.

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