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Samsung to launch mid-range Android tablet Galaxy Tab A 8.4 (2020)

A new mid-range tablet from Samsung is on the way, and it is called the Galaxy Tab A 8.4. (Image source: Android Headlines)
A new mid-range tablet from Samsung is on the way, and it is called the Galaxy Tab A 8.4. (Image source: Android Headlines)
Samsung will continue to launch new Android tablets in 2020, being one of the few Android OEMs to do so. The South Korean's next foray will seemingly be the Galaxy Tab A 8.4 (2020), a midrange tablet that comes with an Exynos 7904 chipset, 3 GB of RAM and possibly 64 GB of storage.

Android tablets have all but died out, save for the annual refresh of Amazon's Fire series. Lenovo still produces Android tablets, but most are budget efforts. In short, Samsung is the only major OEM that still takes on the Apple iPad in its various guises. The Galaxy Tab A 8.0 (2019), the most recent Samsung tablet that we have reviewed, was a poor attempt in our opinion, though. Thankfully, Samsung appears to be on the cusp of replacing the Snapdragon 439-powered device.

Reported by Android Headlines and Boxer Technology, is replacing the Galaxy Tab A 8.0 (2019) with the Galaxy Tab A 8.4 (2020). Spotted on the Google Play Console, the Galaxy Tab A 8.4 (2020) resembles the Galaxy Tab A 10.1 (2019). Comparisons extend beyond looks, too. According to the listing, Samsung will equip the Galaxy Tab A 8.4 (2020) with an Exynos 7904, the same SoC that the company used for the Galaxy Tab A 10.1 (2019). Additionally, the Galaxy Tab A 8.4 (2020) will sport a 1,920 x 1,200 panel, the same resolution as the 10.1-inch display in the Galaxy Tab A 10.1 (2019). The Google Play Console reports the tablet as having 3 GB of RAM too, while Android Headlines speculates that Samsung may also include 64 GB of storage. We are unsure where the website has got that information from, though.

Oddly, the Google Play Console reports the Galaxy Tab A 8.4 (2020) as running Android 9.0 Pie. Expect the tablet to launch on Android 10, though. There is no word on pricing or a release date, yet.

(Image source: Boxer Technology)
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Alex Alderson, 2020-02-21 (Update: 2020-02-21)
Alex Alderson
Alex Alderson - News Editor - @aldersonaj
Prior to writing and translating for Notebookcheck, I worked for various companies including Apple and Neowin. I have a BA in International History and Politics from the University of Leeds, which I have since converted to a Law Degree. Happy to chat on Twitter or Notebookchat.