Samsung Galaxy Tab S4 spotted in benchmark listing with Snapdragon 835 CPU

Samsung Galaxy Tab S4 spotted in benchmark listing with Snapdragon 835 CPU
A sequel to Samsung's Galaxy Tab S3 is already in the works and we might not have to wait too long to see it in stores. Our first report about the Galaxy Tab S4 dates from February, but it was only early this month that we've got confirmation that the tablet is real and it's likely to be unveiled very soon.

Today, we've discovered another piece of the puzzle in the form of a benchmark listing that reveals some of the Galaxy Tab S4's hardware. First off, the slate is listed with model number SM-T835, but since Samsung will launch at least two variants (Wi-Fi only, LTE), we'll probably find it under one other model number (SM-T830).

The listing also reveals the Galaxy Tab S4 will be equipped with a powerful Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor, coupled with 4GB RAM and 64GB internal memory. Also, it will run Android 8.1 Oreo right out of the box. Well, that's about all the info we got from Geekbench, but based on previous rumors, Samsung's upcoming tablet is likely to sport a large 10.5-inch display with 1600 x 2560 pixels resolution and 16:10 aspect ratio.

The slab is also expected to feature a 12-megapixel rear-facing camera and an 8-megapixel camera in the front. A fingerprint sensor might be included as well, but its positioning remains to be determined.

It's yet unclear when the Galaxy Tab S4 will go official, but it might be introduced along with the Galaxy Note 9 later this summer, just before IFA 2018 trade fair.

source: Geekbench via GSMArena

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20 Comments

1. 47AlphaTango

Posts: 734; Member since: Sep 27, 2015

This I would buy, this year. I already have enough smartphones!

2. torr310

Posts: 1676; Member since: Oct 27, 2011

It is sad that we couldn't find any Android tablet with the latest CPU.

4. japkoslav

Posts: 1517; Member since: Feb 19, 2017

What is sad is a fact, that 99,9% of aps on an Android / iOS can be used with a Cortex A9 and you would not be able to spot a difference. There are no good apps to take advantage of a powerfull SOC.

9. BuffaloSouce unregistered

Aww poor you...even if they used the SD845 it’d make a minimal difference that you spec monkeys wouldn’t even notice

13. Dr.Phil

Posts: 2451; Member since: Feb 14, 2011

Yes but I think the point is that the Apple A10 found in the base iPad (which already has been on sale now for $300) is pretty much on par with the Snapdragon 835 (the SD scores better in GPU but the A10 has a better CPU). And yet, this will more than likely cost $499 and above. I don’t think it will be that competitive. Yes it will sell, but it’s not going to be able to really steal any sales from the iPad.

17. Fellwalker

Posts: 538; Member since: Apr 04, 2014

Surely what will keep people with either apple or android by now is how deeply invested in the app ecosystem they are? I checked out a few apps I use regularly and they didn't exist on apple, not even similar. On the other hand there are apple apps that don't exist on android. There are also apps I've paid for that would have to be bought anew.

18. Babert

Posts: 165; Member since: May 08, 2013

i believe either one of them will perform excellently, it's just the matter of preference. i myself prefer Android Ecosystem and i think the TAB S4 will be a joyful experience with plenty of power to complete multiple tasks all together.

20. MDave

Posts: 210; Member since: Apr 09, 2015

Well, the base iPad skimps on RAM and storage. You wouldn't caught me dead buying a 2GB tablet with 32GB of storage in 2018.

16. Fellwalker

Posts: 538; Member since: Apr 04, 2014

Nor the latest version of Android. At least this time they aren't hobbling it with unrealistically small storage, merely embarrassingly small. I've had to move most apps to SD on my tab S3. For a powerhouse it is very poor.

3. sissy246

Posts: 7124; Member since: Mar 04, 2015

It could have been better. It should have had SD 845 and 6gb of RAM and more on board storage. Hope the price is reasonable.

5. japkoslav

Posts: 1517; Member since: Feb 19, 2017

It won't be reasonable. It's Samsung, it's Note series, you know how much Tab S3 costs.

6. Mreveryphone

Posts: 1832; Member since: Apr 22, 2014

My Tab S2 is still running good but it's definitely time for an update...

8. torr310

Posts: 1676; Member since: Oct 27, 2011

Same here...looking for a new one to replace my Tab S2.

11. sissy246

Posts: 7124; Member since: Mar 04, 2015

Will be a good upgrade from tab2

12. acme64

Posts: 128; Member since: Jul 13, 2015

im still on a nexus 7

7. Hollowmost

Posts: 424; Member since: Oct 10, 2017

Time to upgrade my tab s2

10. cmdacos

Posts: 4264; Member since: Nov 01, 2016

Interested to see if there is anything more than spec bumps. Very happy with my s3 and likely won't be upgrading

14. wesley.

Posts: 217; Member since: Aug 06, 2013

Last year's processor... Better be one year old prices too.

15. surethom

Posts: 1719; Member since: Mar 04, 2009

Finally a landscape 10.5" tablet from Samsung. My Samsung tab s 10.5 is so slow & old.

19. japkoslav

Posts: 1517; Member since: Feb 19, 2017

You can install Lineage on it. ;) At least I hope so.

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