Samsung Galaxy Tab S4
Samsung Galaxy Tab S4 (10.5-inch)
|Product family||Galaxy Tab, Galaxy S|
|Release date||August 1, 2018|
|Introductory price||759€ 862$|
|Operating system||Android 8.1 Oreo|
|System-on-chip used||Qualcomm MSM8998 Snapdragon 835|
|CPU||Octa-core (4× Kryo and 4× 2.35 GHz Kryo) 1.9 GHz|
|Memory||4 GB LPDDR4X SDRAM|
|Storage||64 or 256 GB flash memory|
|Removable storage||microSDXC, expandable up to 400 GB|
|Display||10.5 in (267.2 mm) diagonal, 2560×1600 px (287 PPI) (AMOLED panel), 16:10 aspect ratio|
|Sound||Quad stereo speakers tuned by AKG, Dolby Atmos surround sound|
|Input||Accelerometer, barometer, iris scanner, geomagnetic sensor, gyroscope, hall sensor, proximity sensor|
|Camera||8 megapixels 1080p front-facing and 13 megapixels 4K rear-facing|
|Connectivity||Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4 and 5GHz), MIMO, Bluetooth 5.0, USB-C, 3.5mm headphone jack, location (GPS, Galileo, GLONASS, BeiDou)|
|Power||7,300 mAh battery|
|Predecessor||Samsung Galaxy Tab S3|
The Samsung Galaxy Tab S4 is a tablet computer developed and produced by Samsung Electronics. It is the successor of the previous Galaxy Tab S3, and was announced alongside the cheaper Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.5.
The Tab S4 was revealed online on August 1 2018, with preorders for WiFi and cellular models beginning on the same day. In the United States at launch, LTE models are available for purchase via Verizon, with support from other carriers arriving in Q3 2018. Orders will begin shipping on August 10th.
The Tab S4 features an octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 with 4 GB of LPDDR4X memory. It is available in 64 or 256 GB storage variants, with expandable microSD card support for up to 400 GB. The Tab S4 has Bluetooth 5.0 support and a larger 7,300 mAh battery with adaptive fast charging, and a claimed video playback time of up to 16 hours. The device has integrated far-field microphones that allow Google Assistant to be controlled from far distances.
Compared to the Galaxy Tab S3, the Tab S4 has a larger 10.5-inch 2560x1600 display with a 16:10 aspect ratio and slimmer bezels, allowing its footprint to be similar to its predecessor. As a result, the Tab S4 no longer features a fingerprint sensor or navigation and home buttons, and uses a facial and iris scanner instead. The front-facing selfie-camera has been upgraded to 8 megapixels and can record in 1080p resolution. The four stereo speakers have also been tuned by AKG and support Dolby Atmos surround sound.
New features include Samsung Knox protection and a Daily Board mode, that allows for the display of photos, and weather and calendar information. Bixby 2.0 will be added in a future software update in 2019.
Samsung DeX is also natively supported and is launched on the device when a keyboard cover is connected. The Tab S4 can run up to 20 multiple application windows simultaneously, and supports split screen, drag and drop, and right click functionality. When connected to an external monitor, the screen can be used as a trackpad.
The Tab S4 is included with an improved S Pen stylus with a 0.7 mm tip and 4,096 pressure sensitivity levels, similar to the S Pen on the Galaxy Note 8. It weighs 9.1 grams (0.32 oz) and supports features such as air commands, translation of on-screen text, screen-off memos, and live messages.
A detachable keyboard accessory is also offered separately and magnetically latches onto the Tab S4. It has a holster for the S Pen but does not include a trackpad, requiring users to rely on the touchscreen, S Pen or a bluetooth mouse for input.
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