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Samsung Galaxy Tab A8: Price, availability in Singapore

Better security and performance

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Galaxy Tab A8 

Samsung’s brand new midrange tablet — the Samsung Galaxy Tablet A8 — has made its way to Singapore.

The tablet promises better media consumption, convenience and protection for kids, better multi-tasking, and more.

Price and availability

The Galaxy Tab A8 will be available in Singapore starting January 14 2022, Friday, at the following:

Pricing are as follows:

  • Galaxy Tab A8 LTE (64GB) — SG$ 548
  • Galaxy Tab A8 Wi-Fi (64GB) — SG$ 448

Anyone who buys the tablet from Jan 14  to Feb 13, 2022 will be entitled to a Samsung Universal Stand and Galaxy SmartTag+ (total worth $94) launch exclusives upon purchase.

The following Galaxy Tab A8 accessories will also be available to complement the device:

  • Bookcover — SG$ 78
  • Clear Edge Cover — SG$ 48
  • Protective Standing Cover — SG$ 78

Galaxy Tab A8

The lightweight device boasts a 10.5-inch screen with a remarkably slim bezel on a 16:10 aspect ratio for an 80 percent screen-to-body ratio, leading to a much more immersive viewing experience.

The Galaxy Tab A8’s quad-speaker with Dolby Atmos provides a rich soundscape with unparalleled detail, depth and realism.

Beyond its incredible display, the latest Samsung tablet’s CPU and GPU have each been increased by 10 percent to deliver faster and smoother performance and reduce lagging.

In a first for the Galaxy Tab A8, users can choose either 64GB or 128GB of internal storage alongside 4GB of RAM on an Octa-Core 2GHz processor, plus an expandable microSD card feature of up to 1TB of space.

The Galaxy Tab A8 comes with a 7,040mAh battery with up to 15W fast-charging means that users can stream for hours on end, without worrying about losing power.

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Finally! Grab users may now pay directly using GCash

Much-awaited partnership

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Grab Philippines and GCash have finally struck a partnership deal that will make payments on the superapp even easier and more convenient.

Starting February, users will be able to add GCash as a direct payment method on the Grab app, making cashless transactions on food and grocery deliveries, car transport, and other services cashless.

Prior to the collaboration, GCash users could only send money from their account to their GrabPay wallet, and vice-versa, causing a bit of hassle switching in between apps on one’s phone screen.

The partnership also means there will be no more transaction fees unlike before when Grab users have to cash in using their credit or debit cards or linked bank accounts.

Grab customers may also avail of GCash exclusive deals, and even get treats when they pay using the e-wallet.

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Samsung offers $100 for Galaxy S23 preorders

Or the upcoming Galaxy Book

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The Galaxy S23 series is coming. Samsung has officially scheduled the first Galaxy Unpacked event of the year for early February, heralding the coming of the Galaxy S23 series. While the flagship series will certainly wow a lot of users, buying one might crumple bank accounts so soon after the holidays. Luckily, Samsung is holding an early reservation promo ahead of the Galaxy Unpacked event.

If you reserve either the new Galaxy S23 or the new Galaxy Book now, Samsung is giving away US$ 50 worth of Samsung Credit. Additionally, users can reserve both devices and get US$ 100 worth of credit for use on any eligible products in the store.

Simply by signing up with your email address, you can use this link to save up to US$ 100 when you shop with Samsung.

The promo ends next Wednesday, February 1, by 11:59pm EST.

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Apple halts development of in-house chip

Broadcom is still in

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Apple is currently on a quest to reduce its reliance on third-party components for its devices. For the most part, the company is successful in doing so. Apple Silicon is already an important part of the brand’s identity — with work on more in-house components ongoing. Now, Apple is reportedly pausing development on one of its upcoming chips.

According to analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, Apple will delay the development of its in-house connectivity chip. In the meantime, the brand will keep relying on Broadcom for the same components, going into the iPhone 15 series.

To be clear, the paused component only deals with Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connectivity. Apple is still developing its in-house modem for 5G connectivity — according to outside reports, at least. While the Broadcom deal will still continue, Qualcomm might still get the axe after Apple develops its replacement chip.

Given the positive response to Apple Silicon, building more in-house components might ultimately work well for the brand. If anything, the company can rest easier by controlling how one of its components is produced.

Besides Apple, other brands are also developing their in-house chipsets to rival component makers like Qualcomm. Google, for instance, is doing relatively well with the Tensor lineup. Additionally, though the upcoming series will rely on Qualcomm, Samsung is currently working to bring the Exynos lineup to match current standards.

SEE ALSO: Apple iPhone 15 Rumor Roundup: Goodbye Pro Max, hello Ultra

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