After its USA debut through Verizon Wireless a couple of weeks ago, the T-Mobile Galaxy Tab A 8.4 (2020) is now available for purchase from Samsung for the price of $284.99. Alternatively, customers can acquire the tablet from T-Mobile’s website for $11 a month, which means that they’d pay $264 by the end of the 24-month financing agreement.
You can buy the tablet in Mocha flavor with 32GB of storage, but you may have to wait a little longer than expected before using it. The official product page at T-Mobile states that the tablet is ‘on backorder’ and has an estimated ship date of ‘May 30 – June 22.’ Meanwhile, Samsung’s USA portal claims that the tablet should ship ‘by May 13.’
A solid tablet for under $300
We haven’t reviewed the Galaxy Tab A 8.4 (2020) ourselves as the tablet has yet to release internationally. Therefore, we can’t really vouch for it, but it seems like a good value proposition if you’re in the market for a tablet geared for media consumption. At least on paper.
The Galaxy Tab A 8.4 (2020) at T-Mobile has an 8.4-inch TFT display with a resolution of 1920 by 1080 and packs a 5,000mAh battery, which should deliver up to 12 hours of video playback or 11 hours of internet time on a single charge, according to Samsung.
The 2020 model has dual speakers, an 8MP main camera coupled with a 5MP front-facing shooter, and it benefits from built-in LTE connectivity, USB-C with Fast Charging support, Bluetooth 5.0 LE, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac 2.4G+5GHz, and a 3.5mm headphone jack. It ships with Android 9 out of the box, which is not a point in its favor, but if you can look past that, it should deliver a solid all-around experience for the price.
As yet, there’s no official word regarding a Sprint release, but we’ll keep you posted as soon as we find out more.
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