Samsung Galaxy Tab S4 Hands-On: Android Tablet for Multitaskers

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The Tab A 10.5 also comes with Android 8.1 Oreo out of the box and will ship with either WiFi or WiFi/LTE support. It promises "high-quality entertainment features" and "a budget-friendly price". If you want, it can also stay as a fully-functional Android tablet.

Samsung has finally revealed the Galaxy Tab S4.

Samsung has also launched the new mid-tier Galaxy Tab A 10.5. This is priced at £649.99. When in Dex mode, the Tab S4 tablet can become a trackpad, or a sketch pad, a feature that was requested when Dex first appeared. And the upcoming tablet includes Samsung DeX, an alternate Android homescreen that looks and acts more like a desktop PC than a typical tablet's or phone's homescreen.

The Samsung Galaxy On8 (2018) features a Super AMOLED Infinity Display measuring 6.0-inches diagonally with 720 x 1480 HD+ resolution and an 18.5:9 aspect ratio. The handset sports a 13MP rear shooter with LED flash.

However, you can forget all about Samsung's phone for the time being, because one of its biggest rivals is about to come out with a phone that might offer Galaxy S10-grade specs this year. However, space nuts need not fear too much here as storage in both models can be expanded via the tablet's built-in microSD card slot up to an additional 400GB.

When connecting Samsung Dex to an external monitor via HDMI to USB-C adapter, the Tab S4 will continue to work as a fully functional tablet, which will give users two screens for tasks. For RAM, the Tab S4's 4GB tops the 3GB of the Tab A. And in terms of storage, the Tab S4 starts at 64GB where the Tab A comes with 32GB. Reports from Engadget and CNET today say that T-Mobile will also be among the US carriers that sell the Galaxy Tab S4, but when contacted for confirmation, Samsung said that it didn't have any additional carrier info to share right now.

In terms of audio, the tablet has four speakers that fire out of the system's sides.

DeX allows for a light computing experience.

Operating profit for the world's biggest chipmaker and smartphone maker rose 5.7 percent to 14.9 trillion won ($13.3 billion) in the second quarter, Samsung said in a regulatory filing, compared with 14.8 trillion won it had estimated. It was first introduced in the Galaxy S8. "This 10.5" slate leans heavily on Samsung's DeX interface to provide a desktop-like multi-tasking experience in tandem with the company's Book Cover keyboard and compatible Bluetooth mice.

Previously, Dex was a Samsung platform created to let phones like the Galaxy S9 and Galaxy Note 8 perform traditional laptop duties by letting you hook up a mouse, keyboard, and monitor via a propriety external dock. And yes, it supports S Pen as well.

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