Overnight Samsung announced two new tablets which continue their range of solid tablet products taking it right to Apple on both feature and price.
The new Tab S4 is the flagship device for Samsung – premium, with DeX support (their desktop emulator, meaning this could be your main computer if you wanted), as well as “S Pen” the on-screen stylus (Which comes in the box).
It’s the first tablet to feature DeX to get access to a desktop experience on a monitor with keyboard and mouse capabilities, but also on the tablet that same interface is a choice on the S4.
The AMOLED screen is 16:10 ratio with 2560×1600 pixels, plus AKG tuned Dolby Atmos sound.
Samsung Galaxy Tab S4 Product Specifications
|DISPLAY||10.5” WQXGA (2560×1600) sAMOLED|
|CHIPSET||Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 835 Octa Core (2.35GHz + 1.9GHz)|
|LTE SUPPORT||LTE Cat.16 DLCA, 4X4 MIMO|
|MEMORY / STORAGE||4GB + 64GB / 256GB, microSD up to 400GB4|
|CAMERA||13MP AF + 8.0MP, Flash|
|PORT||USB3.1 (Type C), POGO|
|SENSORS||Accelerometer, Compass, Gyroscope, RGB, Proximity, Iris Scanner, Hall Sensor|
|WIRELESS CONNECTIVITY||Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, MIMO, Wi-Fi Direct, Bluetooth® 5.0|
|GPS||GPS + GLONASS, BEIDOU, GALILEO|
|DIMENSION, WEIGHT||249.3 x 164.3 x 7.1mm
482g (Wi-Fi) / 483g (LTE)
|BATTERY||7,300mAh, Fast Charging|
|ACCESSORIES||S Pen (included)|
|VIDEO||Recording: UHD 4K (3840×2160) @ 30fps
Playback: UHD 4K (3840×2160) @ 60fps
|AUDIO||4 speakers tuned by AKG, Dolby Atmos®|
The second device announced seems aimed at the entry level ipad, with the Tab A 10.5 having a great screen, but without the top end Dex and Stylus features of the S4.
Judging by the announcement and photos, it’s aimed at the family, with movies, games and music featuring heavily – again with Dolby Atmos support.
A real stand out for families is “Multi-user mode” allowing separate child and parent accounts on a single tablet.
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.5’’ Product Specifications
|DISPLAY||10.5” WUXGA (1920×1200) TFT LCD|
|CHIPSET||Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 450 Octa Core (1.8GHz)|
|LTE SUPPORT||LTE Cat.6|
|MEMORY||3GB + 32GB, microSD up to 400GB|
|CAMERA||8MP AF + 5MP with Flash|
|PORT||USB 2.0 (Type C)|
|SENSORS||Accelerometer, Compass, Gyroscope, RGB, Hall Sensor|
|WIRELESS CONNECTIVITY||Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, Wi-Fi Direct, Bluetooth® 4.2|
|GPS||GPS + GLONASS + BeiDou3|
|DIMENSION, WEIGHT||260.0 x 161.1 x 8.0
529g (Wi-Fi), 534g (LTE)
|VIDEO||Recording: FHD @ 30fps
Playback: FHD @ 60fps
No pricing yet, but a Samsung Australia spokesperson confirmed to EFTM “Samsung Electronics Australia is excited to confirm that the Galaxy Tab S4 and Tab A 10.5” tablets will be available in Australia. Information regarding pricing and availability will be announced closer to the launch date.”
We wait and see!
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