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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.

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, 2020-03-26 (Update: 2020-03-26)
Sanjiv Sathiah
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I have been tech-obsessed from the time my father introduced me to my first computer, an Apple ][. Since then, I have grown to enjoy exploring and experimenting with any computing platform that I can get my hands on – I am the definitive early adopter! I have always been interested in how we can use technology to shape and improve our lives, most recently using it to record, mix and master my debut record, Acuity – Nature | Nurture out now on Spotify.