The Samsung Galaxy Tab S4 sounds like a beast of a tablet, but who will buy it?
- Rumored specs of the upcoming Samsung Galaxy Tab S4 leaked.
- The tablet reportedly lacks a fingerprint reader, though it might feature an iris scanner as a replacement.
- The Galaxy Tab S4 also reportedly features the Snapdragon 835, DeX support, and more.
Even though the Android tablet market is not what one would call healthy, Samsung looks to release its Galaxy Tab S4 flagship tablet sometime in the near future. We know what the Galaxy Tab S4 might look like, but a recent report might have revealed what makes it a flagship tablet.
According to SamMobile, the Galaxy Tab S4 features a 10.5-inch Super AMOLED display with a 16:10 aspect ratio and 2,560 x 1,600 resolution. The Galaxy Tab S3’s display supported HDR, though we do not know if the same can be said of the Galaxy Tab S4’s display.
Elsewhere, the Galaxy Tab S4 reportedly features a 13MP rear camera, 8MP selfie camera, Snapdragon 835, 4GB of RAM, 64GB of storage, 7,300mAh battery, USB Type-C port, and Bluetooth 5.0. The tablet also reportedly ships with Android 8.1 Oreo and AKG-tuned audio, so here is hoping that the Galaxy Tab S3‘s quad speakers make a return.
The Galaxy Tab S4 reportedly supports Samsung DeX, which would allow folks to connect the tablet to a monitor using a dock and provide a PC-like experience. Also notable is the presence of an iris scanner, which reportedly replaces the fingerprint reader.
Finally, the tablet might include a redesigned S Pen that may or may not use the same tech allegedly found in the Galaxy Note 9’s S Pen.
Overall, the Galaxy Tab S4 looks to be an impressive piece of kit. The Snapdragon 835 is not the newest silicon available, and the 4GB of RAM with Samsung’s software make us pause a bit, but the tablet looks to hold its own in the specs department.
The question, then, becomes whether buying an Android tablet makes sense. You told us that the Android tablet market is in life support, and the advent of Chrome OS tablets will eventually make Android tablets redundant.
The Android tablet market is not dead yet, however, and I remain excited about the Galaxy Tab S4. Android apps on Chrome OS remain all over the place in terms of usability and there are barely any Chrome OS tablets to speak of for now.