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Refreshed 8.4-inch Galaxy Tab A (2020) with LTE, hi-res display hits the US for just $279

All metal Galaxy Tab A (2020) 8.4-inch with LTE and hi-res display is now shpping in the US. (Source: Samsung)
All metal Galaxy Tab A (2020) 8.4-inch with LTE and hi-res display is now shpping in the US. (Source: Samsung)
Samsung has launched a refreshed 8-inch Galaxy Tab A that brings a number of notable improvements, particularly with the addition of LTE connectivity. The new model also brings upgrades to its performance, the display and camera but still runs Android 9 out of the box.
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Samsung has rolled out its 2020 refresh for the 8-inch Galaxy Tab A model in the US as expected. As with its standard approach, the updates are largely incremental, but performance gets a notable boost going from a 4-core Snapdragon 429 to an unspecified octa-core (likely Exynos) model. The original Snapdragon chip had four efficiency focused Cortex-A53 cores clocked at 2.0 GHz. The new model features four higher performance cores clocked at 1.8 GHz and four efficiency cores clocked at 1.6 GHz.

Its 8.4-inch LCD display gets a big boost in resolution over the 2019 model moving from a resolution of 1280 x 800 pixels to 1920 x 1200 pixels, which should provide a big leap in sharpness. Although the battery gets a minor capacity cut from 5,100 mAh to 5,000 mAh, Samsung is still promising an iPad-equaling 10 hours of battery life, despite the inclusion of 4G LTE connectivity as standard and the higher res display. The selfie-camera also gets an upgrade from 2 MP to 5 MP.

Galaxy Tab A (2020) is fitted with a reasonable 32 GB of storage which is at least expandable if you want to do more than just stream content with it. It is shipping now through Verizon for US$279 and will be coming soon to other carriers as well.

(Source: Samsung)
(Source: Samsung)
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Sanjiv Sathiah
Sanjiv Sathiah - Senior Tech Writer - 1254 articles published on Notebookcheck since 2017
I have been writing about consumer technology over the past ten years, previously with the former MacNN and Electronista, and now Notebookcheck since 2017. My first computer was an Apple ][c and this sparked a passion for Apple, but also technology in general. In the past decade, I’ve become increasingly platform agnostic and love to get my hands on and explore as much technology as I can get my hand on. Whether it is Windows, Mac, iOS, Android, Linux, Nintendo, Xbox, or PlayStation, each has plenty to offer and has given me great joy exploring them all. I was drawn to writing about tech because I love learning about the latest devices and also sharing whatever insights my experience can bring to the site and its readership.
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Sanjiv Sathiah, 2020-03-26 (Update: 2020-03-26)