Just when we thought tablets no longer have a place in the gadget realm, Samsung proved us somehow wrong. Today, the tech-giant launched a new addition to its tablet family with the Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.4. 

The Galaxy Tab A 8.4 is a midrange device with significant improvements from its predecessor, the Galaxy Tab A 8.0. The first thing that you’ll notice is that it looks way better with a metallic build and smaller bezels. But aside from an improved aesthetic, it now supports a 4G LTE.

Moreover, it also features an 8.4-inch WUXGA display with 1920×1200 resolution. In terms of processor, it comes powered by an octa-core Exynos 7904 processor, paired with 3GB of RAM and 32GB storage that is still expandable up to 512GB.

As a tablet, nothing much is expected from its camera. It has an 8-megapixel rear shooter and a 5-megapixel front camera. 

Related: Samsung Galaxy A31, Samsung Galaxy A41


Unfortunately, there are still cons for this one. First, the Galaxy Tab A 8.4 still runs an outdated Android Pie. This is somehow disappointing as it is nearing two generations behind, with Android 11 just lurking around the corner.

Second, it has a smaller battery capacity than its predecessor. According to Samsung, the device can last up to 12 hours of video streaming. Decent, but we wish Samsung kept the same battery size as the older generation tab. 

The Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.4 retails for a price of USD279.99 (~Php14,500). It comes in the mocha color variant. As for writing, Samsung has not disclosed if they’ll release it in the Philippines. So, better stay tuned for more updates.

Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.4 Specs

  • Android 9.0 Pie
  • 10.1-inch WUXGA IPS display, 1920 x 1200 pixel resolution, ~224ppi
  • 1.8GHz Exynos 7904 octa-core processor
  • 3GB RAM
  • 32GB internal storage, expandable via microSD up to 512GB
  • 5-megapixel front camera
  • 8-megapixel rear camera
  • Dual speakers, Dolby Atmos
  • Headphone jack
  • 4G LTE
  • WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band
  • Bluetooth
  • GPS, GLONASS, BDS, Galileo
  • USB Type-C
  • Dimensions: 7.95inches x 4.93inches x 0.28inches
  • Weight: 10.9oz
  • Color: Mocha
  • 5,000mAh non-removable battery

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