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Apple iPad 8th Gen 10.2 (2020) Technical Specifications

Apple iPad 8th Gen 10.2 (2020) Technical Specifications
Brand: Apple
Category: Apple iPad
  • CPU Hexa-core 64-bit (2x2.5 GHz Vortex + 4x1.6 GHz Tempest)
  • RAM 3 GB LPDDR4X SDRAM
  • Camera 8MP 1080p
  • Storage 32/128 GB
  • Display 10.2" 1620x2160 pixels
  • OS iPadOS 14, up to iPadOS 15.5
  • Battery 8827 mAh Li-Po

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Apple iPad 8th Generation Review and Features

The iPad 10.2-inch (officially iPad (8th generation) is a tablet computer developed and marketed by Apple Inc. as the successor to the 7th-generation iPad. It was announced on September 15, 2020, and released on September 18, 2020.

The eighth-generation iPad uses the same design as the seventh-generation iPad, with a 10.2-inch screen with 1620 by 2160 pixels at a pixel density of 264-pixel PPI, Touch ID support, and compatibility with the Smart Connector.

It uses the Apple A12 Bionic chip, which Apple claims provides a 40% faster 6-core CPU and a 2x faster 4-core GPU compared to the processor of the previous generation.

The first iPad tablet includes a Neural Engine, a component introduced with the A11 processor. The final iPad tablet is available with white bezels on the Silver and Gold models; all iPad (9th generation) tablets come with black bezels.

The eighth-generation iPad is compatible with the first-generation Apple Pencil, and the Smart Keyboard and keyboard attachments are compatible with the Smart Connector.

It was released running iPadOS 14, with iPadOS 15 unveiled later at WWDC 2021.

What are the specifications of the Apple iPad 8th Generation tablet?

Here’s a summary of the technical specifications for the Apple iPad 8th Generation tablet:

  • Processor/CPU: Hexa-core (2×2.5 GHz Vortex + 4×1.6 GHz Tempest) Apple A12 Bionic
  • RAM: 3 GB
  • Internal Storage: 32 GB, 128 GB
  • Display/Resolution: 10.2″ 1620×2160 pixels
  • GPU/Graphics: Apple GPU
  • Camera: 8MP 1080p
  • Battery: 8827 mAh Li-Po
  • Colours: Space Gray, Gold, Silver

Full Technical Specifications

General

Device Type Tablet Computer
Models A2428, A2429, A2270, A2430, iPad11,6, iPad11,7
Announced 15 September, 2020
Released 18 September, 2020
Status Available
Predecessor iPad (7th generation)
Successor iPad (9th generation)
Generation 8th

Design

Type <strong>Design Type</strong> called form factor refers to a mobile phone's size, shape, and style as well as the layout and position of major components of phone. There are three major form factors seen in mobile phones => bar phones, folding phones and sliding phones. Bar
Width 250.6 mm (millimeters)
25.06 cm (centimeters)
0.822 ft (feet)
9.866 in (inches)
Height 174.1 mm (millimeters)
17.41 cm (centimeters)
0.571 ft (feet)
6.854 in (inches)
Thickness 7.5 mm (millimeters)
0.75 cm (centimeters)
0.025 ft (feet)
0.295 in (inches)
Volume 327.22 cm³ (cubic centimeters)
19.87 in³ (cubic inches)
Weight 495 g (grams)
1.09 lbs (pounds)
17.46 oz (ounces)
Protection Glass front
Aluminum back
Aluminum frame
Colors Silver
Gold
Space Gray

Network

SIM <strong>SIM</strong> (Subscriber Identity Module) is a small card that contains mobile network subscriber's account information. This allows the phone using the card to attach to a mobile network. The SIM card is most commonly associated with GSM and UMTS mobile networks. Moving a SIM card from one phone to another allows a subscriber to switch mobile phones without having to contact their mobile network carrier. SIM cards can also be used by a phone to store limited amounts of data, such as phone numbers and text messages. Nano SIM
Number of SIM cards 1
GSM GSM 850 MHz (B5)
GSM 900 MHz (B8)
GSM 1800 MHz (B3)
GSM 1900 MHz (B2)
CDMA UMTS 850 MHz (B5)
UMTS 900 MHz (B8)
UMTS 1700 MHz (B4)
UMTS 1900 MHz (B2)
UMTS 2100 MHz (B1)
UMTS (3G) LTE-FDD 700 MHz (B12)
LTE-FDD 700 MHz (B13)
LTE-FDD 700 MHz (B14)
LTE-FDD 700 MHz (B17)
LTE-FDD 700 MHz (B29)
LTE-FDD 800 MHz (B20)
LTE-FDD 850 MHz (B5)
LTE-FDD 850 MHz (B18)
LTE-FDD 850 MHz (B19)
LTE-FDD 850 MHz (B26)
LTE-FDD 900 MHz (B8)
LTE-FDD 1500 MHz (B11)
LTE-FDD 1700 MHz (B4)
LTE-FDD 1700 MHz (B66)
LTE-FDD 1800 MHz (B3)
LTE-FDD 1900 MHz (B2)
LTE-FDD 1900 MHz (B25)
LTE-FDD 2100 MHz (B1)
LTE-FDD 2600 MHz (B7)
LTE-TDD 1900 MHz (B39)
LTE-TDD 2000 MHz (B34)
LTE-TDD 2300 MHz (B40)
LTE-TDD 2500 MHz (B41)
LTE-TDD 2600 MHz (B38)

Display

Display Type <strong>Display Technology => </strong> A number of display technologies and types used in mobile phones => TFT (Thin Film Transistor), IPS (In-Place Switching), OLED (Organic Light Emitting Diode), AMOLED (Active-Matrix Organic Light-Emitting Diode), Super AMOLED (an even advanced version of AMOLED), Resistive Touchscreen (Resistive touchscreens contain two layer of conductive material with a very small gap between them which acts as a resistance), Capacitive Touchsceen (Capacitive touchscreen technology consists of a layer of glass coated with a transparent conductor) Retina IPS LCD
Size 10.2 inch
Resolution 1620 x 2160 pixels
Display Colors <strong>Display Colors</strong> is refers to the number of different shades of colors that the screen is capable of displaying => 64K colors, 256K colors and 16 million colors, Obviously 16M is highest available range of colors and better than others. 24 bit, 16777216 colors
Aspect Ratio 4:3 ratio
Display area (~74.4% screen-to-body ratio)
Pixel Density <strong>Pixel Density (PPI)</strong> is refers to the concentration of pixels on a particular display, measured in pixels per inch (ppi). Pixel density is calculated by dividing the diagonal pixel resolution of a display by its diagonal size, higher pixel density better display quality. 264 PPI density
Display Protection <strong>Display Protection => </strong> Gorilla Glass is a special alkali-aluminosilicate glass shield with exceptional damage resistance that helps protect mobile displays from scratches, drops, and bumps of everyday use, It is always better to go for a smartphone with Gorilla Glass for that added protection and peace of mind. Scratch-resistant glass
Oleophobic coating
Features Capacitive
Multi-touch
Scratch resistant
Retina display
Oleophobic (lipophobic) coating
500 cd/m²

Media

Audio File Formats AAC (Advanced Audio Coding)
eAAC+ / aacPlus v2 / HE-AAC v2
M4A (MPEG-4 Audio, .m4a)
MP3 (MPEG-2 Audio Layer II, .mp3)
WAV (Waveform Audio File Format, .wav, .wave)
Apple Lossless
AAX+
AAX
Video File Formats 3GPP (3rd Generation Partnership Project, .3gp)
H.263
H.264 / MPEG-4 Part 10 / AVC video
H.265 / MPEG-H Part 2 / HEVC
QuickTime (.mov, .qt)
MPEG-4
FM Radio No
Loudspeaker Yes, with stereo speakers
3.5mm Audio jack Yes
Audio Features Loudspeaker
Stereo speakers
Dual microphones

Rear Camera

Number of cameras 1
Main cameras CMOS BSI (backside illumination)
8 MP, f/2.4, 31mm (standard), 1.12µm, AF
Pixel size 1.12 µm (micrometers)
0.001120 mm (millimeters)
Aperture f/2.4
Number of lenses 5
Image Resolution 3264 x 2448 pixels
7.99 MP (megapixels)
Video Resolution 1920 x 1080 pixels
2.07 MP (megapixels)
Video FPS 30 fps (frames per second)
Other features Autofocus
Continuous shooting
Digital zoom
Digital image stabilization
Geotagging
Panorama
HDR
Touch focus
Face detection
Exposure compensation
Self-timer
Hybrid IR filter

Front/Selfie Camera

Number of cameras 1
Main cameras 1.2 MP, f/2.2, 31mm (standard)
Sensor type CMOS BSI (backside illumination)
Aperture f/2.4
Image Resolution 1280 x 720 pixels
0.92 MP (megapixels)
Video FPS 30 fps (frames per second)
Other features Face unlock
HDR
Face detection
Exposure compensation
Self-timer
1.2 MP

Software

Operating System <strong>OS => </strong> Every computer system run on a base software called Operating System (OS). Operating System controls all basic operations of the computer (such as smartphone, PDAs, tablet computers and other handheld devices). The Operating System allows the user to install and run third party applications (apps), apps are used to add new functionality to the device. iPadOS 14, up to iPadOS 15.5, planned upgrade to iPadOS 16
User Interface <strong>UI</strong> or user interface of a device is the look and feel of the on-screen menu system. How it works, its color scheme, how it responds to button presses, all of these things are part of the user interface. Apple iPad OS

Hardware

Chipset <strong>Chipset</strong> is a group of integrated circuits designed to perform one or a more dedicated functions, often with real time computing constraints, Popular smartphones are equipped with more advanced embedded chipsets that can do many different tasks depending on their programming. Apple A12 Bionic APL1W81
SoC Process Technology 7 nm (nanometers)
CPU <strong>CPU</strong> (Central Processing Unit) mostly known as processors, CPU processes instructions in order to carry out certain functions that make your device operate properly. Processors are often described as the brain of computers, smartphones and tablets, Smartphones and tablets rely on processors to carry out their every task, Processors are an incredibly important factor in selecting any type of computing device, including your smartphone. Hexa-core (2x2.5 GHz Vortex + 4x1.6 GHz Tempest)
CPU bits 32 bit
CPU cores 6
CPU frequency 2500 MHz (megahertz)
Level 1 cache memory (L1) 128 KB + 128 KB (kilobytes)
Level 2 cache memory (L2) 8192 KB (kilobytes)
8 MB (megabytes)
GPU <strong>GPU</strong> (Graphics Processing Unit) is a single-chip processor designed to rapidly manipulate and alter memory to accelerate the creation of images in a frame buffer intended for output to a display, This includes things such as lighting effects, object transformations, and 3D motion. Apple GPU
GPU cores 4
GPU frequency 1100 MHz (megahertz)
RAM (Memory) <strong>RAM</strong> (Random Access Memory) is a type of computer memory that can be accessed randomly, any byte of memory can be accessed without touching the preceding bytes that allows information to be stored and accessed quickly from random locations. RAM is the most common type of memory found in computer systems, smartphones, tablets and other electronic devices. 3 GB
Internal Storage <strong>Internal Storage</strong> is a data storage space (flash memory) mostly used in smartphones, tablets and other electronic devices where operating system, apps, music, photos, videos, files and other user data Is stored. 32/128 GB
Card Slot <strong>Memory Card Slot</strong> is a special slot for inserting a memory card. Memory cards allow you to expand the phone's built-in memory, A memory card (sometimes called a flash memory card or a storage card) is a small storage medium used to store data such as text, pictures, audio, and video, for use on small, portable or remote computing devices such as mobile phones, mp3 players, digital cameras. No
Sensors <strong>Sensors</strong> are electronic components that detects and responds to some type of input from the physical environment. The specific input could be light, heat, motion, moisture, pressure and location, The output is generally a signal that is converted to use in computing systems, a location sensor, such as a GPS receiver is able to detect current location of your electronic device. Touch ID - Fingerprint (front-mounted)
Three-axis gyro
Accelerometer
Barometer
Ambient light sensor

Connectivity

Bluetooth Version 4.2
Bluetooth Features <strong>Bluetooth</strong> is a wireless communications technology for exchanging data between mobile phones, headsets, computers and other network devices over short distances without wires, Bluetooth technology was primarily designed to support simple wireless networking of personal consumer devices. A2DP (Advanced Audio Distribution Profile)
LE (Low Energy)
Infrared <strong>Infrared</strong> connectivity is an old wireless technology used to connect two electronic devices. It uses a beam of infrared light to transmit information and so requires direct line of sight and operates only at close range. No
Wi-Fi <strong>Wi-Fi</strong> is a popular wireless networking technology using radio waves to provide high-speed network connections that allows devices to communicate without cords or cables, Wi-Fi is increasingly becoming the preferred mode of internet connectivity all over the world. 802.11a (IEEE 802.11a-1999)
802.11b (IEEE 802.11b-1999)
802.11g (IEEE 802.11g-2003)
802.11n (IEEE 802.11n-2009)
802.11n 5GHz
802.11ac (IEEE 802.11ac)
Dual band
Wi-Fi Hotspot
HT80 with MIMO
USB Lightning, USB 2.0; magnetic connector
GPS <strong>GPS</strong> The Global Positioning System is a satellite-based radio navigation system, GPS permits users to determine their position, velocity and the time 24 hours a day, in all weather, anywhere in the world, In order to locate your position, your device or GPS receiver must have a clear view of the sky. GPS
A-GPS
GLONASS
NFC <strong>NFC</strong> (Near field communication) is a set of standards for smartphones and similar devices to establish peer-to-peer radio communications with each other by touching them together or bringing them into proximity, usually no more than a few inch.
HDMI <strong>HDMI</strong> (High-Definition Multimedia Interface) is a compact audio/video interface for transferring uncompressed video data and compressed or uncompressed digital audio data from a HDMI-compliant source device to a compatible computer monitor, video projector, digital television, or digital audio device. No

Battery

Battery Type <strong>Battery Type => </strong> Cell phones run on various kinds of batteries depending on the manufacturer, phone size or shape and features. There are basically four types of cell phone batteries => Lithium Polymer, Lithium Ion, Nickel Metal Hydride and Nickel Cadmium. Li-Poly (Lithium Polymer)
Capacity <strong>Battery Capacity</strong> is a measure (typically in Amp-hr) of the charge stored by the battery, and is determined by the mass of active material contained in the battery. The battery capacity represents the maximum amount of energy that can be extracted from the battery under certain conditions. 8827 mAh, (32.9 Wh)
Placement Non-removable

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