Samsung Galaxy Tab S4 looks set to include an iris scanner and on-screen buttons

Samsung Galaxy Tab S4 looks set to include an iris scanner and on-screen buttons
Considering it’s been over a year since Samsung introduced the Galaxy Tab S3, it’s certainly no surprise to hear that the South Korean company is preparing to launch a successor to the popular tablet. According to a newly-leaked image, however, it may include some pretty significant upgrades.

Now, although the overall construction of the tablet is expected to remain largely the same, an increase in screen dimensions can be seen in the images. Specifically, the 9.7-inch 4:3 panel seen on Galaxy Tab S3 has been swapped out for a larger 10.5-inch offering that sports a 16:10 aspect ratio – that’s the same aspect ratio featured on the original Galaxy Tab S back in 2014. Now, in a bid to move away from the traditionally-big bezels, Samsung has made an effort to reduce both the top and bottom ones significantly, which means the physical home key and accompanying capacitive buttons have been removed. Instead, the tablet now adopts the on-screen variants that have been seen on Samsung’s recent smartphones. However, unlike the flagship smartphones, the home button will not be pressure sensitive.

In regards to other features, the source of the image claims that an iris scanner will be featured in addition to Samsung Dex support which will allow the tablet to power a PC-like experience via a compatible dock. Additionally, the Samsung Experience 9.5 overlay is seemingly on board alongside Android 8.1 Oreo underneath. Also, when it comes to the internal specifications, last year’s Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 will be replacing the Snapdragon 820 seen in the Tab S3, with this then coupled with 4GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage.

Presently, those interested in the Samsung Galaxy Tab S4 can expect the tablet to be unveiled towards the end of August or the very beginning of September at IFA 2018 in Germany alongside a new Book Cover Keyboard accessory.

source: Weibo via: SamMobile

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Galaxy Tab S4
  • Display 10.5" 1600 x 2560 pixels
  • Camera 13 MP / 8 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 835, Octa-core, 2350 MHz
  • Storage 64 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 7300 mAh



1. cmdacos

Posts: 4386; Member since: Nov 01, 2016

Nice. Not enough for me to upgrade from my s3 as I use tablets less and less but this is nice if you're into Android tablets

2. Busyboy

Posts: 739; Member since: Jan 07, 2015

Wish Android tablets had more powerful chipsets than other smartphones, like Apple does.

3. Dr.SamX

Posts: 245; Member since: Jan 19, 2015

If it comes with touchwiz-blemished Android: NO THANK YOU!

6. Jason2k13

Posts: 1478; Member since: Mar 28, 2013

Your actually having fun trolling a Samsung article?

10. cmdacos

Posts: 4386; Member since: Nov 01, 2016

Touch wiz died. Get your facts straight before trolling...

4. Tech-shake

Posts: 213; Member since: Nov 14, 2016

I really wish Samsung would price this appropriately. This is an amazing device for media consumption imo, especially with that 16:10 AMOLED display.

5. japkoslav

Posts: 1553; Member since: Feb 19, 2017

Dock for a tablet? Finally, count me in.

7. MDave

Posts: 210; Member since: Apr 09, 2015

I'll give this one a skip. Not much of an improvement over my Tab S3, I'm not convinced about soft. buttons, and I really prefer 4:3 over widescreen formats.

8. AfterShock

Posts: 4147; Member since: Nov 02, 2012

I'm liking it, Samsung may have my attention for a new tablet depending on retail pricing. Some OEM should put a speed binned SD845 in one of these tablets this year and sell it, pubg gamers an others would eat it up I'd think.

9. Rogerlebo

Posts: 47; Member since: Dec 08, 2011

With Samsung Dex! Very very interesting!

11. riverLethe

Posts: 3; Member since: Nov 14, 2017

It looks like it has thinner bezels; thank goodness

12. psigate

Posts: 25; Member since: Sep 24, 2012

This tab should have dex built in when a keyboard is attached. It will be ridiculous to need a separate dock when the screen is large enough for desktop mode

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