This will probably be the Android tablet to buy in 2018.
Android tablets are pretty much MIA in 2018. Huawei’s got a few different models to check out and Amazon’s still pushing its Fire lineup, but that’s about it.
Within the next couple of months or so, however, Samsung will once again throw its hat in this ring with the Galaxy Tab S4 — a successor to last year’s Galaxy Tab S3. Here’s what we know about the device so far!
The latest Galaxy Tab S4 news
August 1, 2018 — Best Buy listing confirms Tab S4 specs and $650 starting price
The motherload has arrived! It’s still unclear when exactly the Tab S4 will be announced/launched, but in the meantime, Best Buy’s accidentally published its official product page for the tablet with full pricing and spec info.
Around front, you’ll find a 10.5-inch Super AMOLED display with a resolution of 2560 x 1600. The Snapdragon 835 powers the Tab S4 along with 4GB RAM, and a 7,300 mAh battery should provide for plenty of juice.
Other specs include a USB-C port, 3.5mm headphone jack, Android 8.0 Oreo, microSD support, 13MP rear camera, and an 8MP selfie camera. Samsung’s S Pen is included with the Tab S4 and, thanks to “far-field mics”, Best Buy’s listing notes that you’ll be able to “control your Tab S4 from a distance with Google Assistant.” There’s also mention of a DeX desktop interface that appears to run directly on the Tab S4’s screen when using the official keyboard cover.
The Galaxy Tab S4 will have a starting price of $649.99 for the model with 64GB of internal storage, and if you step up to 256GB, you’ll need to cough up $749.99.
July 17, 2018 — Snapdragon 835, 10.5-inch 16:10 display, and more revealed in full spec leak
If you’ve been waiting for a huge Galaxy Tab S4 spec dump, today’s your lucky day.
The folks at SamMobile recently got their hands on a full specification lowdown for the tablet, and as we were expecting, this will be one of the most powerful Android tablets you can buy in 2018.
Starting first with the display, the Tab S4 will have a 10.5-inch Super AMOLED panel with a 16:10 aspect ratio and 2560 x 1600 resolution. Under the hood is the Snapdragon 835 processor, 4GB RAM, 64GB of storage, and a 7,300 mAh battery.
Other specs include Bluetooth 5.0, 13MP rear camera, 8MP front camera, Samsung DeX support, and Android 8.1 Oreo.
All the big details
What specs are we anticipating?
Samsung’s Galaxy Tab tablets typically come equipped with top-of-the-line specifications, and with the tab S4, that’s no different.
The below specs are what we’re anticipating thanks to the rumor mill and Best Buy’s product page that went up ahead of the tablet’s launch, and while Samsung has confirmed none of them, we’re reasonably sure this is what we’ll be seeing when the Tab S4 is announced.
|Dimensions||9.81-inches tall 6.47-inches wide 0.28-inches thick 17-ounce weight|
|Operating system||Android 8.0 Oreo|
|Processor||Qualcomm Snapdragon 835|
|Screen||10.5-inch 2560 x 1600 Super AMOLED panel 16:10 aspect ratio|
|Storage||64GB or 256 GB Expandable via microSD card|
|Cameras||13MP rear 8MP front|
|Connectivity||USB Type-C 3.5mm headphone jack Bluetooth 5.0 Wi-Fi 802.11 ac|
When will the Galaxy Tab S4 be released?
Similar to the upcoming Galaxy Watch, there are two possibilities as to when we’ll get our first official look at the Galaxy Tab S4.
Samsung’s holding an event on August 9 to announce the Note 9, and while there’s a chance we could see the Tab S4 here, I bet that Samsung will keep this event exclusive for Note 9 talk.
Instead, I think it’s more likely that the Tab S4 will be unveiled during IFA. This is also where Samsung will probably announce the Galaxy Watch and the trade show’s scheduled to take place between August 31 and September 5.
How much will it cost?
According to the Best Buy product page mentioned above, the Galaxy Tab S4 will have a starting price of $649.99 for the base model with 64GB of internal storage.
If you’d like, you can step up to the 256GB variant for $749.99.
Updated August 1, 2018: Updated specs and pricing sections with the latest available info.