Samsung Galaxy Tab PRO 8.4 “gigantaphablet” shown working on T-Mobile


Yeah, you read it right. “Gigantaphablet” is for the phablets that are – quite simply – gigantic. At least that’s what they should be called. Samsung’s Galaxy Tab PRO 8.4 is one such device. And if leaks are to be believed, it could be making its way to T-Mobile. Or at the very least, released in a T-Mo friendly LTE model.

Leaked by TK Tech News, the device is shown picking up T-Mobile’s signal, and has “Voicemail”. So, it’s a phone. Remarkable.

We’ve not been informed by any of our sources – yet – to tell us that it’s on its way to T-Mobile stores. But, for those of you tempted, it’s good to know there’s a Magenta-friendly version coming.

Source: TKTechNews

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  • Guest

    Gigantaphablet? So this Pro 8.4 is somehow larger than a 10″ tablet is what you’re saying?

    • Guest

      No it’s because the term phablet refers to a phone that is near the size of a perceivable tablet rather than phone. So with the fact that they state this PRO 8.4 has been spotted with LTE and voicemail (voicemail would hint at phone call options) then it would be considered a phablet in a sense, but rather a gigantaphablet. I have not yet seen a 10″ tablet be used with phone capabilities…correct me if I’m wrong.

    • Cam Bunton

      Nope. 10″ tablet is just a tablet.. This is a giant phone/tablet.

      • bob90210

        Nope, a large smartphone the size of a tablet is a tablet since there is no difference between the two.

        What do you call a tablet 10″ tablet with cellular connectivity? A tablet. What do you call a 4″ version of the exact tablet? A mini tablet? No, you call it a smartphone.

  • Fr0stTr0n

    *Trades in Note 3*

  • Verizonthunder

    I want

  • JoshMcCullough

    How could you even use this as a phone? You’d have to get a BT headset/earpiece to make calls, and we’d usher in a whole new era of THAT again….

    • Cam Bunton

      Yeah, I’d imagine so. Kinda reminds me of the tablet/phone that Huawei announced at MWC in February. Came with a wrist-band/fitness tracker that doubled as a Bluetooth headset.

    • mingkee

      Note 8 HSPA edition can be used as phone.

  • bydavidrosen

    I’d seriously buy it.

    • lightbraker

      I’ll sell it to u

  • lightbraker

    Not likey. I have this same device I use on T-Mobile for my phone. I bought it from Australia unlocked. Its an international version.

    • MarcDunn

      How’s the coverage and data speeds on T-Mobile? And where do you live?

  • JaswinderSinghJammu

    If you near Fry’s they have T Mobile Nexus 7 LTE version again for $149.99 if you activate a new line. It’s a sweet deal. You must activate in store to get $110 discount and there is also a $50 Fry’s gift card.

    • Tinger12

      2012 version however. Not current 2013 version.

      • JaswinderSinghJammu

        Actually it’s the 2013 version with Qualcomm S4 pro.

  • TechHog

    It’s a tablet that can make calls, not a phablet. Don’t be silly Cam. It’s marketed as a tablet, so that’s what it is.

  • superg05

    tablets outside the us have always had this capability its us carriers blocking it

  • Matthew Augsburger

    I have the 8.4 on t mobile also. Just my tablet with cell connectivity

    • MarcDunn

      How’s the coverage and data speeds on T-Mobile? And where dip you live?

      • Matthew Augsburger

        Horrible( live in eastern NC). Best data speeds I get where I live is 36kbs. Most of the time my web pages will time out before they load. I have it though for when I travel to Greenville SC and there I get a good 10mbs.

  • donnybee


    I’m guessing 5″ is too small now. I prefer mobility and ease of use. If I want a freaking tablet I’ll just carry a tablet separate. To me it’s a bigger inconvenience to try to use a huge ass phone than it is to carry a smaller phone and a tablet.

    This whole phablet craze was weird at first, but now it’s just out of hand.
    “Mine’s bigger…”

    • TechHog

      I can tell from that first line that you’ve never even tried one with an open mind, and you won’t until Apple does it.

      • donnybee

        Well, in all honesty I have tried other devices with larger screens. I’ve owned quite a few in fact. Most recently was the galaxy S4, which was a step up from the second largest screen I had on a device which was 4.7″. I’ve tried windows phone, android, and iOS as my personal devices. I went through them all before settling with iOS. To be honest, I wish the screen was just a bit larger on the iPhone. But I have a tablet too so I’m not looking to replace it with something huge. My GS4 was much too big for continuous one handed use, and had a slew of other problems related to android. And I got the GS4 after owning an iPhone for 2 years. I’m not the person who blindly chooses a device, I try them all out and make sure to use the best. There’s a reason I keep coming back to iOS, and the portability is a huge reason.

        Btw I’m 6’2″ and have good sized hands. Apple has teams of people perfecting the tiniest detail in their hardware the best they can. Which is why it’s so easy to use. I still think they can go bigger, but it doesn’t need to turn into a GS4 screen, and DEFINITELY doesn’t need to beat this gigantic thing! See, the problem with Android is that people have a hard time going smaller. They think since something has a huge screen it’s the best. That’s why each new revision of a device has a larger screen than the predecessor. It literally is a game of who has the biggest screen and people are blindly caught in the game. Seeing people holding huge phones up to their ear is about as ridiculous as people taking mirror pics with a tablet.

        I can tell by your response that you hate Apple because you think it’s the “cool thing to do”. Because Android fanboys tell you Apple is terrible and you follow..

        • TechHog

          No, I dislike Apple for their arrogance and patent trolling. They’re a terrible company that abuses the patent system to give other companies bad press or to ruin their products. I used to be neutral towards them, only bothered by the ridiculous price tags, but a particular article showed me their true colors. If not for that, I’d probably be looking at an iPad.

          Also, don’t fall for that headline, please. This isn’t a phone. It’s a tablet with a cellular radio, and nobody is advertising it as a phone.

  • vikings football

    could this device be part of the next uncarrier announcement? also would be nice that tablets have same tiered data plan as it does for its smartphones @ 10.00/mofirst 5gb or 20.00/mo unlimited unthrottled

  • Don Kim

    Upside about buying this as a tablet is that you can have unlimited 4G data.
    Downside is that you have to pay phone rate plan which cost a lot more.

  • Anthony Cooper

    I currently have this device and I love it. Mine is the T325 it is completely UNLOCKED . You can check out a video I posted on youtube a few months back. Hit me on youtube for any questions or comments

  • UMA_Fan

    Maybe its just early software being the reason you’re seeing voicemail?

  • ttabbal

    I’d really like to see TMO stock a 7-9 inch Tablet that has phone capability without having to hack SIP or other VOIP solutions in. I need it to work in 2G/GSM only areas for phone/SMS, requiring VOIP or VoLTE doesn’t cut it. I’m not willing to haul 2 devices around, just not going to happen. I don’t care if it has the silly “hold the thing to your head and talk” mode, speakerphone/BT/headset only is fine.

    If I could buy this with specs to match the Note3/S5 level, with TMO EIP, I’d do it right now. I’m currently running a Note3, but often would like more screen space.

    • TmoRepMegan

      The 8″ tab 4 is now available with eip, which also allows enrollment in the jump (early upgrade program), so you’re not stuck with it if a better one comes out

  • Mark McCoskey

    Do the LTE bands actually work on T-Mobile USA?

    Samsung SM-T325?