Samsung Galaxy Tab S4 goes official: slim bezels, gorgeous display, S Pen power

Samsung Galaxy Tab S4 goes official: slim bezels, gorgeous display, S Pen power
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.



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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

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20 Comments

1. surethom

Posts: 1668; Member since: Mar 04, 2009

Whats the usable screen dimensions please trying to compare size with my Samsung S 10.5, also is there a book cover without a keyboard?

2. BuffaloSouce unregistered

Hey genius, go to the samsung website and you'll find your answers...

4. peace247 unregistered

DOA...who would buy this sh*t over an ipad pro...

13. cmdacos

Posts: 4119; Member since: Nov 01, 2016

Me. I don't want iOS limitations

18. Valanten

Posts: 28; Member since: Apr 07, 2009

Shush troll! Nobody cares about your paid opinion!!

3. deleon629

Posts: 451; Member since: Oct 04, 2014

These guys are dead serious about taking over the compact laptop market with these devices. This model should do very well in the LTE market, being that it's basically a Note 8 in a larger footprint. Wonder how this will match up to the next iPad Pro 12.9, yet something tells me that Android is gonna be the thing that makes or breaks its progress between now and when the school year begins.

5. DolmioMan

Posts: 315; Member since: Jan 08, 2018

Last years processor, rubbishy app optimisation, few improvements over the last iteration and it’s kinda ugly. Poor show Samsung.

6. gigicoaste

Posts: 448; Member since: Feb 21, 2016

Sure, feel free to not buy it. I will consider it since is the best hardware in Android ecosystem. Also feel free to suggest something with better specs which can be taken in consideration, I would be more than interested in a good advice.

20. adecvat

Posts: 639; Member since: Nov 15, 2013

Huawei MediaPad M5 at half price

7. CreeDiddy

Posts: 2149; Member since: Nov 04, 2011

Slim bezels?

8. Obádárà

Posts: 217; Member since: Nov 02, 2015

... WOW! THIS IS SO NICE FOR A TABLET...

9. Sparkxster

Posts: 1214; Member since: Mar 31, 2017

This or Huawei mediapad M5 pro?

10. vasra

Posts: 126; Member since: Feb 27, 2014

Last year's SoC, 4GB RAM (when phones from last year have gone up to 8GB), 64GB ROM (when phones have already shipped with 128GB and will ship with 512GB this fall). And priced at 700+ Really bad attempt for Samsung, feels like a year too late.

12. Boast_Rider

Posts: 535; Member since: Sep 14, 2017

ROM refers to Read Only Memory. Storage on phones and Tablets is NOT ROM. Call it NAND flash, or storage space but please don't call it ROM. ROMs used to exist at the time of feature phones, not anymore. I don't disagree with your viewpoint, it's just that the usage of this word hasn't stopped for so many years that it really grinds my gears.

17. AronWunarso

Posts: 242; Member since: Feb 21, 2016

So what then? You want it to have Snapdragon 845, 8GB RAM and 128 Internal? Heck, you probably even won't buy one even tho is has that spec.

11. nerdydesi

Posts: 7; Member since: Nov 01, 2011

I'm so glad they went to a widescreen ratio again when the S2 and S3 were 4:3 and the S was widescreen.

15. fyah_king unregistered

Getting one for myself.

16. JMartin22

Posts: 2369; Member since: Apr 30, 2013

So what Tablet series is considered their high-end premium line up? I’m so out on the loop here

21. legiloca

Posts: 1676; Member since: Nov 11, 2014

I now have an S9 Plus and I'm torn whether I should get the Note9 or Tab S4.. And this right here is the REAL and PROPER successor to the OG Tab S 10.5 released in 2014.... 4 freaking years before it had a proper successor!!

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