New certifications for the Samsung Galaxy Tab S4 hint at upcoming release

New certifications for the Samsung Galaxy Tab S4 hint at upcoming release
Back in February, we covered benchmarks that many believed meant that the new Samsung Galaxy Tab S4 would be announced at Mobile World Congress 2018. Clearly, that did not happen. However, the device has recently been spotted over at Wi-Fi Alliance for certification. The new information shows Android Oreo on board (no surprise there). There are also rumors that the firmware for both the LTE and Wi-Fi models is in development. The speculation is that it may be announced at IFA 2018. Samsung has announced previous tablets here, such as the Galaxy Tab Active, and this sort of news shows it is approaching release. 


As we reported before, the Tab S4 is still expected to have a Snapdragon 835, 4GB RAM and 64GB storage. It will also pack a 2560 x 1600 resolution display and come in at 10.5 inches. There has been some speculation that it may have the Infinity Display, but there is something to be said for bezels on a device that requires two hands. we also reported that the camera selection will be just as high-end, with a 12MP sensor on the rear and 8MP on the front. LTE connectivity shows there will be a sim-enabled version as well. Tablet sales have been dropping and Samsung is always looking to steal more of the market share from Apple's iPad. It is likely the company is taking its time on this one. It will be important to get things right and have a device that will drive sales through the holiday season. Expect to hear more about this flagship device between now and the end of summer. 

source: Sammobile



1. surethom

Posts: 1719; Member since: Mar 04, 2009

Please come with 10.5" but also release less than £500 need to replace my Tab s 10.5 but only way to to spend max £420 with case.

9. Klinton

Posts: 1409; Member since: Oct 24, 2016

If Samsung don't make a high-end 8+'' Note Tablet , better stop with the tablets. And not 4:3 BS, but Note Tab with ratio, that we can hold it with one hand, and use the S Pen with the other(and thin side bezels)

22. cbf9427

Posts: 9; Member since: Nov 11, 2015

I'm with you. I want an update to my 8" Galaxy Tab S2. Hell, I'd settle for just an Android software update past 6.0, but I know I'm not getting that. Tablets larger than 8" are useless to me. I might as well use my Surface.

2. japkoslav

Posts: 1517; Member since: Feb 19, 2017

Well SOC is not the best ... so let's hope stylus, software, DeX implementation, screen, price etc. is so good, we won't mind.

3. RoryBreaker

Posts: 238; Member since: Oct 11, 2015

It's time for a new 10" & 8" high spec tablets

5. japkoslav

Posts: 1517; Member since: Feb 19, 2017

They are already here - Huawei M5 10" and 8" ... if "high spec" is all you ask.

12. surethom

Posts: 1719; Member since: Mar 04, 2009

My parents just bought the Huawei mediapad M5 10 it's a fantastic tablet & speakers also fantastic but my eyes prefer amoled they are very sensation.

11. Klinton

Posts: 1409; Member since: Oct 24, 2016

Agree! If you mean Note Tab.

4. yalokiy

Posts: 1051; Member since: Aug 01, 2016

A pity they don't use the best chip available for Android. Samsung definitely have the possibility to build a custom chip better than in latest iPad pro.

6. AmashAziz

Posts: 2934; Member since: Jun 30, 2014

Just possibility. Remind me when it's reality.

7. yalokiy

Posts: 1051; Member since: Aug 01, 2016

I would gladly buy an Android tablet if there was something better than iPad on the market, but for now I have to stick with an iPad myself.

8. japkoslav

Posts: 1517; Member since: Feb 19, 2017

Well as an iPad Pro owner I must say: SOC is not everything + we don't even have decent software that can actualy use that power. There is not really anything that iPad does better than any other tablet on a market. Apple stylus is good - not exceptional, SOC power is impressive - iOS software isn't, constant updates are good in theory, but they often bring toon of new bugs (I myself know, becase I probably experience every single one of them), screens are ok - not amoled quality but good enough if you "edit photos on them", not that great for movies and youtube, since aspect ratio is ancient 4:3, good speakers, but Lenovo make much better ones ... iPads are good tablets, not exceptional in any way.

19. yalokiy

Posts: 1051; Member since: Aug 01, 2016

I agree, iPads are not exceptional and not without their own drawbacks. But why didn't you choose an Android tablet instead of your iPad pro?

20. japkoslav

Posts: 1517; Member since: Feb 19, 2017

I did, I have 4 tablets in family - iPad Pro, Samsung Note 10.1 2014ed, nVidia Shield and 13" Lenovo Yoga Tablet 2.

21. yalokiy

Posts: 1051; Member since: Aug 01, 2016

I mean, at the moment when you were buying the iPad pro, there was choice as well. I've had Android tablets too, but 5 years of support from Apple for iPads is an outstanding feature.

23. japkoslav

Posts: 1517; Member since: Feb 19, 2017

To be honest I am not feeling this way. Updates are fine when they bring new features, improve speed and battery life. iOS did nonë of the "impoving" but degraded in terms of iOS 10 -> 11 - worse battery life, noticibly slower, worse multitasking and no new meaningful features. When I was buying iPad Pro there was only iPad or Surface (I do not recall Android having something interesting to offer in terms of hardware). I simply picked the iPad because it does not have a fan and thought to myself - iOS will be good enough for a tablet. It isn't good enough.

10. tedkord

Posts: 17414; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

I picked up a Samsung Tab A 10.1 with S-Pen, only because I had a $200 promo code that was expiring soon. I only use it for media consumption (downloading Netflix, Tivo, Amazon Prime (and soon Hulu) for viewing away from home). It works perfectly for that, it's fluid and snappy. If I were to spend actual money on a tablet, the only tablet worth big money is Surface.

13. Klinton

Posts: 1409; Member since: Oct 24, 2016

Agree about Surface, that's a real thing(PC) But as long as it has no embedded and non-battery pen (with S Pen possibilities) , it's still not perfect.

14. Arthurhkt

Posts: 725; Member since: Apr 19, 2012

Hopefully it could run the DeX UI, similar to Windows 10 on/off tablet mode, if it really does, this could be my next tablet.

15. Dr.SamX

Posts: 244; Member since: Jan 19, 2015

I hope we will see 12"+ ChromeOS Tablets soon!

18. japkoslav

Posts: 1517; Member since: Feb 19, 2017

Acer should be here any week now. But that is 10" if I am not mistaken. I am quite excited to get my hands on one of the first Chrome-tablets. I am curious how will ChromeUI fit a 10" touchscreen and if the Chrome Tablet would be equipped with some sort of "dock mode".

16. Krjal

Posts: 431; Member since: Dec 19, 2013

Pretty excited to see a followup to the excellent but aging Tab S 10.1 and 8.4. Essentially adding the EMR digitiser and updating the chipset will make for a very nice premium tablet.

17. geordie8t1

Posts: 306; Member since: Nov 16, 2015

The tablet market is boring tbh, apple, samsung and every company are. Just producing clones of each other with norhing better then phone specs with bigger displays, i would like a new generation of 8" and 10" tablets with better specs and features and better productivity, along with some new designs, start slimming those bezels down a little and more ergonomic

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