What you need to know
- Samsung has launched the 2020 Galaxy Tab A 8.4 for $279
- Priding itself on portability, it is available only with LTE.
- It's also available to purchase on Samsung's web-store, albeit a Verizon variant. Other carriers are coming in the following weeks.
Samsung has just announced its new Galaxy Tab A 8.4 which comes with LTE included. It'll set you back $279 at launch, and will support all U.S. carriers over the coming weeks.
Unlike the Galaxy Tab S6, this isn't a productivity machine. It's meant to be used at home or tossed in a backpack for reading a book or watching a video while in transit. As such, Samsung plays up its compact and light metal design, long battery life, and LTE connectivity. If the battery runs out, there's also USB-C connectivity for fast charging so you can get back on your feet.
Here's what Samsung has under the hood of this lithe new tool:
|Category||Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.4 (2020)|
|Operating System||Android 9|
|Display||8.4 inches, 1920 x 1200 (WUXGA), TFT LCD|
|Processor||Exynos 7904, Octa-core, (2x1.8GHz, 6x1.6GHz)|
|Expandable Storage||microSD up to 512 GB|
|Rear Camera||8MP AF|
|Connectivity||Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac2.4G+5GHz, LTE CatXX, Bluetooth 5.0|
|Ports||1x USB Type C (2.0), 1x 3.5 mm headphone jack|
|Audio||Dual Speakers, Dolby Atmos|
|Battery||5,000mAh, Fast charging|
|Dimensions||7.95 x 4.93 x 0.2 inches (201.9 x 125.2 x 7.0 mm)|
Small tablet enthusiasts will find that competent design meets fair-enough software in this device. The addition of LTE is just the cherry on top.
A small companion
A tablet built for portability
Lightweight, lithe, and LTE Connected. Samsung's Galaxy Tab A.4 is an inexpensive tablet for users both home and away. It won't be a power user tablet like the Samsung Galaxy Tab S6, but that's not what you're buying it for anyway.
3/32, a low mid chip and Android 9 (is this a typo) for $279? I like Samsung's tablets but I bought my wife the '19 on Android 9 for 139 @ Christmas. I don't think LTE is necessary with tethering these days and the price is just too high. IDK maybe there's a market for these out there?? We will see in 2-3 months
Also a pretty awful aspect ratio for a tablet. Agree with other person. You can get an iPad for similar price, and it's better I. Practically every way that matters except the lack of LTE support.
iPod 32g is $329 all day everywhere. Not lte but it's way better.
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