Samsung today unveiled the Galaxy Tab S4 – the much-anticipated successor to one of the best Android tablets on the market. Following in the footsteps of the Tab S3, the new slate from Samsung is a 2-in-1 productivity-oriented device with S Pen support, that’s sure to please artists as well.
The Galaxy Tab S3 is a sleek-looking device, but the Tab S4 takes things further. With its premium build, immersive AMOLED display, and slimmed-down bezels, Samsung’s latest tablet is one of the best looking ones on the market.
“At Samsung, we believe in innovations that enrich our lives,” said DJ Koh, President and CEO of Samsung Electronics. “Since the beginning, we’ve focused on new products and services that help consumers do more through improved performance and increased mobility, while working seamlessly within an ecosystem of connected devices. We’re very excited to introduce the Galaxy Tab S4 and look forward to seeing what users do with it.”
Enhanced productivity features with Samsung DeX and the S Pen
With the Galaxy Tab S4, Samsung brings its DeX dock to a tablet for the first time. Samsung DeX on the Galaxy Tab S4 transforms the user interface and experience so you can multitask like you would on a PC, without any additional accessories needed. For example, you can open multiple PC-style applications— including Android and Microsoft Office apps— directly on the Galaxy Tab S4. You can even resizie windows, drag and drop content between apps, and use keyboard shortcuts and commands.
What’s more interesting, the Samsung DeX can also be used to turn the tablet into a fully functional external monitor with a compatible HDMI to USB-C multi-port adapter.
The S Pen is another stand-out feature of the Galaxy Tab S4 and it comes in the box. With it, you can take notes on the fly through the Screen-Off Memo feature, as well as navigate the Uiand, and translate and organize notes through Samsung Notes, among many other things.
Gorgeous 10.5” AMOLED display and audio by AKG
But the Galaxy Tab S4 is also an excellent entertainment device. With its crisp, 16:10 AMOLED display with a resolution of 2560x1600, watching videos on the tablet is a joy. The colors are punchy and the picture is crystal-clear. The visual experience is further complemented by four speakers with Dolby Atmos support, tuned by AKG. The Galaxy Tab S3 also had quad speakers and it sounded great, so the same can be expected from the Tab S4 as well, if not more.
On the hardware and software fronts, the Samsung Galaxy Tab S4 runs the latest version of the Samsung Experience, based on Android 8.1 Oreo. The tablet is powered by the Snapdragon 835 (2.35GHz + 1.9GHz) and comes with 4GB of RAM and a 7,300 mAh battery with Fast Charging support.
The Tab S4 is available in two storage options – 64GB or 256GB, both expandable to up to 400GB via the microSD card slot.
Enhanced Connectivity to Make Your Life Easier
The Galaxy Tab S4 also features new and improved capabilities designed to manage your connected devices and lifestyle. Samsung Flow allows users to manage all of their devices easily by connecting and transferring files, tasks and notifications seamlessly. The SmartThings app on the Galaxy Tab S4 makes it easy to monitor and control your smart home devices right from the tablet. Plus, the Galaxy Tab S4’s Daily Board allows you to view your favorite photos and everyday information such as the weather, calendar and time in one, easy-to-access place.
The Samsung Galaxy Tab S4 starts at $649.99 in the US for the Wi-Fi version, while Samsung is also planning an LTE version of the device.
And there's a new Galaxy Tab A model as well!
Perhaps a bit quitely, alongside the Galaxy Tab S4, Samsung also unveiled the Galaxy Tab A4 10.5". Featuring new family-friendly entertainment options and enhanced audio and visual features, the new Galaxy Tab A is ideal for enjoying your favorite movies or shows at home or on the go. Whether you’re lounging on the couch or enjoying a long drive with your family, the Galaxy Tab A 10.5’" can keep you and your children entertained for hours. And with added connectivity features like Samsung’s SmartThings, managing your home has never been easier.
The Galaxy Tab A 10.5" features a 1920x1200 LCD display and is powered by the Snapdragon 450 (1.8GHz), paired with 3G of RAM, a 7,300mAh battery, and 32GB of expandable internal memory. The tablet runs the latest version of the Samsung Experience, based on Android 8.1 Oreo.