Samsung Galaxy Tab S4: DeX, longer-lasting battery and a refined S Pen

The Samsung Galaxy Tab S4 arrived last week, hitting the tablet scene with aplomb. It was more than a little unexpected; we’d anticipated Samsung dropping the Tab S4 at its upcoming Unpacked event on 8 August, so it was an unforeseen treat to get a glimpse this early on…

And what a treat it was. Samsung’s latest tablet, the Galaxy Tab S4 comes with a host of updated specs and new features, including Samsung DeX, a refined S Pen, a longer-lasting battery and some seriously slimmed-down bezels. 

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Meanwhile, Samsung took to YouTube to present the Galaxy Tab S4 in its full functionality, with Directors of Product Marketing for the company, Hassan Anjum and Jonathan Wong, walking prospective buyers and Samsung fans alike through the brand new product. 

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Read on for everything there is to know about Samsung’s latest tablet, the Galaxy Tab S4. 

Samsung Galaxy Tab S4 release date and price: When is it out, and how much does it cost?

The Galaxy Tab S4 is here – earlier than we thought. The tablet debuted on Samsung’s website on 1 August – eight days before the 9 August arrival date we’d anticipated (at Samsung’s Unpacked event). 

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How much will the Galaxy Tab S4 set you back? It starts at £599 for a WiFi model, going up to £649 for an LTE model. Meanwhile, the accompanying keyboard case will set users back £119. Although when it promises to deliver an unprecedentedly portable “PC-like” experience, we reckon it’s an investment worth making. 

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Samsung Galaxy Tab S4 design: What does it look like?

As the video shows, the Tab S4 doesn’t deviate too far from its predecessor’s sleek, curved-edge black exterior, although it does have substantially trimmed down bezels. 

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Its introductory video stresses the Tab S4’s slim, light design “which can fit into some pretty small bags, so you can still travel light and get things done”, a feat in keeping with the device’s productivity-centred mantra of “Get more done, wherever you are.” 

Meanwhile, the Galaxy Tab S4 comes equipped with an all-new S-Pen. Its predecessor, the Galaxy Tab S3 debuted with a matte black S Pen featuring a small clip on the side – making it resemble conventional pens à la the Bic biro. Meanwhile, Evan Blass’s previous leak has been confirmed; the Tab S4 comes equipped with newer, sleeker S Pen, which has seen the clip culled and the shell made glossy. 

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Samsung Galaxy Tab S4 features and specs: What can it do?

Samsung has increased the pixel density on the Galaxy Tab S4’s screen, giving it a crisp, powerful display. How does this translate in numbers? The Tab S4 has a 10.5in, 287 PPI, Super AMOLED display, making for some excellent visuals. 

But the Tab S4 isn’t just bolstering visuals; there’s four powerful speakers tuned by AKG. When you factor in the Dolby Atmos surround sound of the Tab S4, the audio on Samsung’s latest tablet sounds pretty remarkable. 

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There’s also a Daily Board, which collates all the essential information you need to know, such as date, time and weather, along with you favourite photos. 

The standout quality of the Galaxy Tab S4 appears to be how it faciliates productivity. Jonathan Wong, Samsung’s Director of Product Marketing, testifies to its functionality: “Where the Tab S4 really sets itself apart is when it’s time to get things done.”

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As such, Samsung has introduced an accompanying Book Cover Keyboard (sold separately) which frees users up to type as though they’re using a laptop. It’s also equipped with Samsung DeX – for the first time ever on a Samsung tablet – meaning users can enjoy a “PC-like experience”. You can even connect a Bluetooth mouse, and move around brower windows with ease – we’re talking multiple, resizable windows. 

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Storage for the Samsung Galaxy Tab S4 starts at 64GB, going up to 256GB. Meanwhile, it supports expandable microSD up to 400 GB. 

We will be updating this page as and when we receive more information about the Samsung Galaxy Tab S4.

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