When we thought that Android had basically given up on the world of high-end tablets, leaving free ground for the iPads and Surfaces of life, Samsung to show that no – there is no battle lost in this world.
The South Korean presented today the Galaxy Tab S4, your new top-of-the-line tablet with a basic but ambitious goal: to replace a notebook while maintaining maximum portability… and, at the same time, taking a few vendors out of iPad Pro.
The Tab S4 features a beautiful 10.5-inch Super AMOLED screen (with a resolution of 2560 × 1600 pixels) surrounded by minimal borders, which forced Samsung to remove the device’s start button and, with it, any digital reader – instead, we have the already traditional face and iris readers here. The software is Android 8.1 “Oreo”, but the South Korean, of course, has a series of cards up its sleeve to improve this experience.
The main one is DeX, a feature already present in the latest Galaxy S and Note that gives your device productivity superpowers. In Tab S4, the special software allows you to open up to 20 windows simultaneously on the screen and work like a normal computer, with a keyboard and mouse – in fact, to activate DeX, it is necessary to connect the tablet to the case with Samsung’s official keyboard ( sold separately for $ 150) or a Bluetooth keyboard and mouse.
At other times, the Tab S4 is a relatively normal tablet. Here we have a Snapdragon 835 processor, 4GB of RAM, 64GB or 256GB of storage (with expansion via microSD), four AKG signature speakers, 13 megapixel front and rear cameras, USB-C port, headphone output (notes, Apple) and a special connector for the keyboard. Oh, it also includes the S Pen and all its extra features, like quick notes, screenshots, instant translation and more.
In the US, the Tab S4 will cost $ 650 (64GB) or $ 750 (256GB), and models with cellular connectivity will be available, with prices not yet revealed. Wi-Fi-only versions will begin shipping on the 10th. Does Apple have anything to worry about?
via The Verge