Recently, a report out of South Korea had claimed Samsung will be unveiling the Galaxy Watch at its Unpacked event next month, alongside the Galaxy Note 9. However, a new report from TechnoBuffalo has now surfaced online, which claims that may not actually be the case. Instead, the report claims Samsung will debut the Galaxy Tab S4 at next month’s Unpacked event in New York City.
Samsung Galaxy Tab S4: Tipped to Launch Alongside Galaxy Note 9 Next Month
Until now, we were hoping to see the Galaxy Tab S4 at IFA this year. However, going by the new report, the flagship Android tablet will be unveiled along with the Galaxy Note 9 on August 9. Both the Galaxy Tab S4 and the Galaxy Note 9 are going to come with a new S Pen, so it does make sense for Samsung to launch the two productivity-focused devices together. The Galaxy Watch, on the other hand, will more likely be unveiled at IFA this year instead of the Unpacked event in New York City next month. Of course, there is still a slight possibility that Samsung may decide to launch all the three devices at its Unpacked event on August 9. We will just need to wait and watch.
Samsung Galaxy Tab S4: Specifications, Features
The Samsung Galaxy Tab S4 is expected to arrive with a large 10.5-inch Super AMOLED display with 2560 x 1600 Quad HD+ resolution and a 16:10 aspect ratio. Thanks to the bigger display compared to its predecessor, the Galaxy Tab S4 should be able to better compete against Apple’s upcoming 2018 iPad Pro model. When it comes to performance, however, the Galaxy Tab S4 will not be very competitive against Apple’s offering. Unlike the Galaxy Note 9, which is expected to be powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 chipset in the US and an Exynos 9810 chipset in other global markets, the Galaxy Tab S4 will be running on last year’s Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 SoC under the hood. That said, it will certainly be a significant upgrade over the Galaxy Tab S3, which runs on a Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 quad-core processor. Complementing the octa-core 10nm processor will be 4GB of LPDDR4X RAM. In terms of storage, rumors suggest the Tab S4 will ship with 64GB of internal storage, twice as much as the Tab S3. It will also include a microSD card slot for further expansion up to 256GB. Another feature that might appeal to some users is support for Samsung DeX functionality.
Moving on to optics, the Galaxy Tab S4 is rumored to feature an upgraded 12MP or 13MP camera on the back and an 8MP camera on the front for video calls. In comparison, the Galaxy Tab S3 features an 8MP rear camera and a 5MP front-facing camera. One feature that the Galaxy Tab S4 will not include is a fingerprint sensor. Just like the Galaxy Note 9, the upcoming tablet will not have a physical home button on the front. Which is why Samsung will only offer iris scanning as a biometric authentication method. The tablet is expected to be fueled by a large 7300mAh capacity battery, a decent upgrade over the 6000mAh cell inside its predecessor. In the audio department, Galaxy Tab S4 will come with stereo speakers tuned by AKG. On the software front, the tablet is likely to ship with the Android 8.1 Oreo operating system out of the box, with Samsung’s customizations on top.
Samsung Galaxy Tab S4: Expected Price in India
We expect the Galaxy Tab S4 to be priced at somewhere close to Rs.50,000 when it arrives in India later this year. Its predecessor, the Galaxy Tab S3 was launched in India at Rs.47,990 for the Wi-Fi + LTE variant.