Yesterday, Samsung announced the arrival of their new Galaxy Tab S4, which has been promised to do more for people leading busy on the go lifestyles. Featuring a new modern design, immersive display and now quad speakers for media consumption, it’s starting to look like Samsung’s best tablet yet for those wanting PC capabilities in a portable device.
“At Samsung, we believe tablets play an increasingly important role in making lives easier and improving the mobile experience for everyone,” said DJ Koh, President and CEO of Samsung Electronics. “With the Galaxy Tab S4, we’re introducing a premium tablet, equipped with Samsung DeX that helps consumers perform their absolute best wherever they go. We look forward to providing our customers with a sense of leisure and comfort knowing that this new addition to our ecosystem of connected devices is also packed with features to help them stay entertained.”
It’s the first time we’re also seeing Samsung DeX too, which is a combination of mobile and desktop experiences. When users connect their new Tab to the optional Book Cover Keyboard which is a separate purchase, or launch DeX from the Quick Panel, The Galaxy Tab S4 powers up DeX to give users a switchable Android or desktop experience. This enables the tablet to open desktop-style windows for multitasking various applications like Microsoft Office.
Alternatively, you can plug in a secondary screen using a compatible HDMI to USB-C multi port adapter, which again, isn’t included, but opens up the Android experience to your monitor, either as a fully fledged copy of what you’re doing on screen, or it can act as a sketchpad or touchpad for navigation.
Inside is a 7,300mAh battery too which can provide users with up to 16 hours worth of video playback, so there is no excuse to miss out on your favourite Netflix shows on your commute now. There’s Samsung Knox for security purposes and companies can now align the Android interface to match with business needs. The S-Pen is included which opens up the tablet to an even bigger usage, making it easier to sketch and take notes if the touchscreen keyboard isn’t your cup of tea.
The screen although housed in a similar sized chassis to the Samsung Tab S3 is larger at 10.5 inches thanks to a smaller bezel. It uses Super AMOLED technology with a resolution of 2560 x 1600, 287 pixels-per-inch, perfect for media consumption. Audio seems promising too as it’s been professionally tuned by sound experts AKG and is driven by Dolby Atmos.
The last big inclusion is something called SmartThings enabled devices using an app called Samsung Flow. This helps organise smart devices around the home, but they must be compatible with Samsung’s SmartThings.
The new Samsung Galaxy Tab S4 definitely feels like an exciting product being added to the Samsung tablet lineup. IF you would like any more information, you can head over to the Samsung website. Alternatively, bare with us. We’ll try and get our hands on one for a more in-depth look once they’re released to market.