15 February 2019
In less than a week the South Korean giant Samsung will hold the unpacked event to launch Galaxy Note 9, however, this doesn't stop Samsung from announcing new Galaxy Tab S4. The device is in rumors from past few weeks and finally its official now as a successor device of Galaxy Tab S3. The new Galaxy Tab S4 brings a number of goodies including S Pen Stylus, Book Cover keyboard, and native support Dex. It is the first Samsung device which doesn't require Dock to perform Dex functions.
When the Galaxy S-lineup device is put on the Dex, it disables display screen. However, that's not the case with the Galaxy Tab S4 as it supports dual screens. All you need to connect using HDMI cable to enjoy Dex features.
All accessories of Galaxy Tab S4 are sold separately except the S Pen which is shipped with the box. The S Pen on Galaxy Tab S4 performs all the functions which we have seen on the Galaxy Note 8.
As the name suggests the Tab S4 10.5 is featuring a Super AMOLED display of 10.5-inches with Quad HD screen resolution of 1600 x 2560 pixels. The display aspect ratio is 16:10, however, the company reduced the bezels around the display. The physical home button is now replaced with on-screen navigation buttons. Instead of a traditional fingerprint scanner, the device comes with an iris scanner as a primary security feature.
Under the hood slightly dated Snapdragon 835 SoC is powering the device with 4GB RAM with either 64GB or 256GB storage. Its native storage is further expandable via MicroSD. A 7,300mAh battery cell is on board to keep the Galaxy Tab S4 lights on. The rear primary camera is 13MP whereas the selfie camera is 8MP. As OS it will be pre-installed with Android Oreo straight out of the box. The LTE connectivity is an optional feature.
As far as availability is a concern the Galaxy Tab S4 will be hit the stores on August 24. In the US Best buy is taking pre-orders for the Wi-Fi variant. The base variant with 64GB storage can be purchased at $650 whereas the top-tier model with 256GB storage costs $750.
|Specs||Galaxy Tab S4|
|Screen resolution||1600 x 2560 pixels|
|Storage||64, 256GB Expandable via MicroSD|
|Dimensions||249.3 x 164.3 x 7.1mm|
One of the key selling aspects of the Galaxy Tab S4 is productivity. Samsung enhances the productivity to the next level and also claims the Galaxy Tab S4 will change the way you interact with your portable devices. The Samsung Dex feature is now available on Tab as well with dual screen feature. The gigantic display of Galaxy Tab S4 is specially optimized to provide better entertainment experience.
Samsung also released an infographic to showcase all the goodies of latest Galaxy Tab S4. According to Samsung the first key aspect of the Tab is All day productivity as it is optimized to enhance productivity. The second aspect is Defense grade security, it comes with Samsung Knox straight out of the box to make sure your data is safe and secure. The third aspect is Essential home assistant, the Daily board feature certainly ease your daily home routine. Being an Immersive Entertainment device the Galaxy Tab4 is specially optimized to enhance your entertainment experience anytime. Last but not the least the precision at the best is referred to the refined S Pen with a number of new features. Let's have a look at the infographic below.
For sure if you already owned Galaxy Tab S3, your first question will be should I upgrade to Galaxy Tab S4 or not. Samsung answered this question by comparing the latest Galaxy Tab S4 against the predecessor. Samsung released an infographic to highlight all the key differences between the latest Galaxy Tab S4 and the predecessor Galaxy Tab S3. So if you already owned Galaxy Tab S3 and looking to grab Galaxy Tab S4, have a look at the Samsung's infographic below to know everything.