Samsung Galaxy Tab S4 with LTE scores Android Pie update on two major carriers

Samsung Galaxy Tab S4 with LTE scores Android Pie update on two major carriers
Although the Galaxy Tab S5e is technically inferior to the Tab S4, with a slower processor and no S Pen support in tow, it's hard to argue with the $400 starting price of the newer and slimmer Android slate, especially when you can also get a cool gift at no extra charge. But there's one other very important thing the Tab S5e is missing that the Galaxy Tab S4 delivers... at a big premium.

We're talking optional LTE connectivity for all big four US carriers, although buying a cellular-enabled variant of the powerful 10.5-incher meant waiting a little longer for a highly anticipated Android Pie goodie pack. At last, it appears T-Mobile and Sprint are following Verizon's suit, which in turn updated its network-locked Galaxy Tab S4 model to the latest OS flavor shortly after Samsung deployed its Wi-Fi-only Android 9.0 enhancements.

Samsung Galaxy Tab S4 with LTE scores Android Pie update on two major carriers
If you're using the 2018-released Snapdragon 835 tablet on the nation's leading "Un-carrier" or the "Now Network", you should be on the lookout for a massive over-the-air software package including a large number of user interface revisions, general performance improvements, and some cool new features and functions. You'll want to free up north of 1.5 gigs of storage space on your LTE-capable Galaxy Tab S4, as well as download the update via a strong Wi-Fi connection if your cellular data plan is throttled or limited in any way.

If you're not a Tab S4 owner yet, it's probably not a great idea to consider purchasing this bad boy anymore, which typically costs as much as $750 in its T-Mobile and Sprint-specific variants. Most recent discounts have also exclusively applied to Wi-Fi-only models, but who knows, perhaps you'll get lucky if you keep an eye out for future deals in anticipation of the Galaxy Tab S5 announcement. 

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5 Comments

1. RoryBreaker

Posts: 186; Member since: Oct 11, 2015

The Tab S4 with the Samsung Keyboard for Dex usage is a pure beast of a combo!

2. srgonu

Posts: 500; Member since: Feb 13, 2012

Moved on to Tab S4 from iPad pro. This is really good for productivity and media consumption. For tablet gamers, iPad is better.

3. japkoslav

Posts: 1341; Member since: Feb 19, 2017

Yeah, me too actualy. I was bored to wait for update so I used Odin - so far, new rom seems really nice. I bought LTE version for 350$ with keyboard case. 750$ in US you say? That's just stupid.

4. FLOGROWN

Posts: 30; Member since: Oct 25, 2018

Tablet that nobody buys

5. srgonu

Posts: 500; Member since: Feb 13, 2012

Are you the survey master ?

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