“The Galaxy Tab A 8.4 is targeted at the entry-segment tablet buyer, and is a significant step up from 2019 Galaxy Tab A 8.0”
Samsung has finally launched a brand new 2020 tablet in the entry-level Galaxy Tab A series. Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.4 (2020) is the successor to the Galaxy Tab A 8.0 (2019). It touts a 8.4-inch display with slim bezels all around, an octa-core processor and a single rear camera. The tablet has been announced for the US market, and there is no word yet on its launch in India. The Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.4 (2020) price and specifications have now been officially revealed, so read on for more details.
In terms of specifications, the Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.4 (2020) now runs on an octa-core Samsung Exynos 7904 processor, up from the basic Qualcomm Snapdragon 429 that its predecessor was powered with. The processor is aided by 3GB of RAM, while the option for internal storage is only one — 32GB. While this may seem rather limited, Samsung has included support for microSD memory card expansion of storage by up to 512GB. The other significant improvement is in terms of display size and type, with the tablet now sporting an 8.4-inch panel, with full HD screen resolution.
The screen is a significant step up from before, which was an 8-inch, 800p panel. The entire setup is powered by a 5,000mAh battery that is rated to last for 12 hours of video playback, although disappointingly, the Tab A 8.4 (2020) only comes with Android 9 out of the box right now. Samsung has not revealed the Android version yet, but a report by CNET suggests the tablet is running on Android 9 Pie. In terms of design, the tablet looks fairly straightforward, with slimmer side bezels on the sides and thicker forehead and chin. The power and volume buttons are placed to the top end of the right side.
The Galaxy Tab A 8.4 (2020) features an 8-megapixel rear camera, and a 5-megapixel front camera to make video calls. This does not seem too bad, since tablets are not quite used as photography centric gadgets. The tablet comes with Wi-Fi and LTE connectivity, and other wireless features include Bluetooth 5.0 (with Low Energy mode) and dual-band Wi-Fi. With all of these at hand, the Galaxy Tab A 8.4 (2020) has been launched at $280 (~Rs 21,000), and is right now available only in USA. Given Samsung’s strong India market, expect it to come to India also, in the coming months.