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