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Samsung Galaxy Tab S4

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Samsung Galaxy Tab S4
Samsung Galaxy Tab S4 (10.5-inch)
DeveloperSamsung Electronics
Product familyGalaxy Tab, Galaxy S
TypeTablet computer
Release dateAugust 1, 2018; 5 years ago (2018-08-01)
Introductory price$649.99 (WIFI/64G)

$749.99 (WIFI/256G) $729.99 (LTE/64G) (United States) £599 (WIFI/64G) £649 (LTE/64G) (UK) 699€(WIFI/64G) 759€ (LTE/64G) (France/Germany) 792000₩ (WIFI/64G) 891000₩ (WIFI/256G) 880000₩ (LTE/64G) 990000₩(LTE/256G)(Korea) 5888¥(CNY)(LTE/64G)

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Operating systemAndroid 8.1.0 Oreo (upgradable to Android 10)
System on a chipQualcomm MSM8998 Snapdragon 835
CPUOcta-core (4×2.35 GHz Kryo and 4×1.9 GHz Kryo)
Storage64 or 256 GB flash memory
Removable storagemicroSDXC, expandable up to 400 GB
Display10.5 in (267.2 mm) diagonal, 2560×1600 px (287 ppi) (AMOLED panel), 8:5 aspect ratio
GraphicsAdreno 540
SoundQuad stereo speakers tuned by AKG, Dolby Atmos surround sound
InputAccelerometer, barometer, iris scanner, Magnetometer, gyroscope, hall sensor, proximity sensor
Camera8 megapixels 1080p front-facing and 13 megapixels 4K rear-facing
ConnectivityWi-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)
Power7,300 mAh battery
  • 249.3 mm (9.81 in) (h)
  • 164.3 mm (6.47 in) (w)
  • 7.1 mm (0.28 in) (d)
  • Wi-Fi: 482 g (1.063 lb)
  • Wi-Fi + Cellular: 483 g (1.065 lb)
PredecessorSamsung Galaxy Tab S3
SuccessorSamsung Galaxy Tab S5e
Samsung Galaxy Tab S6

The Samsung Galaxy Tab S4 is a tablet computer developed and produced by Samsung Electronics.[1] It is the successor of the previous Galaxy Tab S3, and was announced alongside the cheaper Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.5.[2]


The Tab S4 was revealed online on August 1, 2018, with preorders for Wi-Fi and cellular models beginning on the same day.[3] In the United States at launch, LTE models are available for purchase via Verizon, with support from other carriers arriving in Q3 2018.[4][5]



Samsung Galaxy Tab S4 with keyboard and pen

The Tab S4 features an octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 with 4 GB of LPDDR4X memory.[6] It is available in 64 or 256 GB storage variants, with expandable microSD card support for up to 400 GB (as of Oct 2022 1TB mSD cards do work).[7] 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.[8] The device has integrated far-field microphones that allow Google Assistant to be controlled from far distances.[9]

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.[10] 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.[11] The front-facing selfie-camera has been upgraded to 8 megapixels and can record in 1080p resolution.[12] The four stereo speakers have also been tuned by AKG and support Dolby Atmos surround sound.[13]

The front and back glass uses Gorilla Glass 3 and the front doesn't have the Samsung logo.[14]


The Tab S4 comes with Samsung Experience 9.5, which is based on Android 8.1.0 Oreo.[15] The device's firmware was made upgradable to One UI, which is based on Android 9, on a firmware upgrade rollout starting in April 2019.[16]

New features include Samsung Knox protection and a Daily Board mode, that allows for the display of photos, and weather and calendar information.[17] Bixby 2.0 will be added in a future software update in 2019.[18]

Samsung DeX is also natively supported and is launched on the device when a keyboard cover is connected.[19] The Tab S4 can run up to 20 multiple application windows simultaneously, and supports split screen, drag and drop, and right click functionality.[20] When connected to an external monitor, the screen can be used as a touchpad.[21]


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.[22] 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.[23]

A detachable keyboard accessory is also offered separately and magnetically latches onto the Tab S4.[24] It has a holster for the S Pen but does not include a touchpad, requiring users to rely on the touchscreen, S Pen or a bluetooth mouse for input.[25]


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