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Galaxy Tab S4 release may not be that far off

It has been a while since Samsung launched a new flagship tablet and new information has now surfaced which suggests that the Galaxy Tab S4 release may not be that far off. The first benchmark listing for the tablet surfaced some two months ago which highlighted the possibility that this device may have a 10.5-inch display with 2560×1600 pixel resolution and a 16:10 aspect ratio.

The upcoming tablet has now been spotted at the Wi-Fi Alliance where it has surfaced for certification running Android 8.0 Oreo. That’s not going to surprise anyone as you would expect a new flagship tablet in 2018 from Samsung to run Oreo out of the box.

Galaxy Tab S4 release

The Galaxy Tab S4 model number SM-T835 has been certified by the Wi-Fi Alliance with Android 8.0 Oreo onboard. Certifications such as this are often taken as an indication of impending launch so even though Samsung is yet to confirm anything about the Galaxy Tab S4 release, this circumstantial evidence suggests that the release may not be that far off now.

We have also received word that firmware development for the Wi-Fi and LTE models of the Galaxy Tab S4 has begun and the builds currently being tested carry version numbers T830XXU0ARDA and T835XXU0ARDA.

A recent benchmark listing suggested that the Galaxy Tab S4 may be powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor with 4GB of RAM and 64GB of onboard storage. The tablet is likely going to get a fresh new design which may incorporate Samsung’s Infinity Display thus pushing its flagship tablet on to the bezel-less bandwagon.

As far as the Galaxy Tab S4 release is concerned, reports about a launch at the Mobile World Congress 2018 in February have obviously not turned out to be true. One can expect Samsung to showcase the new tablet at the IFA 2018 trade show in the second half of this year. Samsung has used the IFA stage in the past to launch new tablets so it won’t be surprising to see the Galaxy Tab S4 release being scheduled for the trade show in Berlin.

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RXP
RXP

Really looking forward to this. The Galaxy Tab S 10.5 still has the best OLED screen for an Android tab it’s the best media consumption device out there. It’s been out for 4 years and nothing has surpassed the screen! Mine is very laggy/sticky though and I do only watch it for movies/TV. (Iv’e reset cache etc, and it always slows very quickly). I also have a Galaxy Book 12 which Samsung recently fixed with a HDR update and that thing is SPECTACULAR. It looks better than my LG OLED for some HDR demo content – probably because it’s 450-500… Read more »

alucarys38
alucarys38

I’ve heard that if internal storage is ufs 2.1, it increases greatly responsiveness and makes the system more snappy. Why are they waiting so long to integrate this technology to tablets? this would ultimately make them competitive against ipad. So far I haven’t found a single android tablet or chromebook with this type of memory, unlike phones.

dcap
dcap

too bad its going to be $700. i just bought a lenovo tab 3 p8 with a snapdragon 625 and 3 gigs or ram for $150 to fly my dji phantom 4 pro . i wanted to buy the tab 3, but $450? plus samsung is even more slack on the updates for their tablets.

van_1104
van_1104

I wish there a place for spen on tablet

stondec
stondec

Looking forward to it. Wish they wound just release a sequel to the Note pro 12.2 with 128gb of internal storage and optimize the software so it’s as snappy as the Note 8.

VIRGIN KLM
VIRGIN KLM

I hope it comes with a reasonable pricetag. I mean lately Apple started to give iPads in reasonable prices and other more premium priced tablets start to make less and less sense. If they don’t plan to give it with a reasonable price then they stand no chance in the competition.

MStuart
MStuart

32 GB of RAM with no expandable storage, 2GB of RAM that ensures a future iOS update will render it sluggish and slow, and pen does not come included… it’s not that cheap.

VIRGIN KLM
VIRGIN KLM

People that buy Apple products don’t care for specs because the performance is always there in the end. If the Tab S4 won’t get priced competitively then it won’t sell on a shrinking market that has less and less interest in tablets.

RoadRunner99
RoadRunner99

People that buy Apple products don’t buy anything but Apple, no matter what you come up with. The original Tab S was reasonably priced, had stereo speakers, a light, grippy body, a wonderful 10.5″ display totally unmatched by the contemporary iPad and it didn’t matter. People still bought iPads. And when they couldn’t even use split windows because of the pathetic 1GB of RAM, did they blame Apple? No, they just went ahead and bought a new iPad. Rinse, repeat. I suspect the same thing happens with storage. Once they’ve made the mistake of going for the lower model, they… Read more »

london2tim
london2tim

hmmm anyone uses tablets anymore?

RoadRunner99
RoadRunner99

I do, every day.

guy.hindle
guy.hindle

Every day

SAMgalaxyXXX
SAMgalaxyXXX

I do and still enjoying my Tab S 8.4. I’m really keeping an eye on this one especially because it has my preferred aspect ratio 16:10. It will all depend on the price.

van_1104
van_1104

Me too everyday

PJaya
PJaya

I still using along with phone

alawadhi3000
alawadhi3000

Yes, in my car.

databoy2k
databoy2k

Huh. Wonder if they’re actually going to bother with any fanfare for the tablet market. If the other rumours are true, does this even get noticed against the likes of the HP X2 or other new-generation Chromebooks that should obliterate what’s left of Honeycomb’s successors? This from someone who still uses his Tab S on a daily basis but learned the hard way just how little Samsung is willing to treat tablets as long-term investments. Tablets don’t need to iterate every year, they just need to be stable and up to date. The Tab 4 will be abandoned by Samsung,… Read more »

BarackObama
BarackObama

Amen to that. Well i guess Tab S4 will be a swan song for Android tablets.

stondec
stondec

Let it be a good swan song that reverberates for the next 8 years.