Two new Samsung Galaxy Tab tablets are coming to Australia

Posted: 2 August 2018 10:05 am

Whether you're looking for a top-of-the-line Android tablet or a family-friendly streaming device, Samsung's new Galaxy Tab devices have plenty to offer.

Tablet users who prefer the Android operating system to iOS will soon have two new options to consider, with Samsung today revealing that the Samsung Galaxy Tab S4 and Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.5" will be making their way Down Under in the near future.

For the Galaxy Tab S4, Samsung is targeting those looking for a high-performance tablet capable of replacing their laptop or PC. Available with an optional keyboard cover, it offers 2-in-1 functionality and includes Samsung's S Pen for writing and drawing directly onto its 10.5" 2560 x 1600 screen.

The Galaxy Tab S4 also marks the first time Samsung has integrated its DeX interface into a tablet. By launching Samsung DeX, the Galaxy Tab S4 switches from the traditional Android interface to a custom desktop that allows for opening multiple windows side-by-side and dragging them around, much like you would on a regular PC.

Under the hood, the Galaxy Tab S4 packs the powerful eight-core Snapdragon 835 processor, 4GB of RAM and four internal speakers that support Dolby Atmos surround sound technology.

The Galaxy Tab A 10.5", meanwhile, aims for a broader audience that doesn't require top-of-the-line performance in their tablets. Its screen pares the resolution back to 1920 x 1200, and its guts consist of a mid-tier Snapdragon 450 processor and 3GB of RAM. It does share the same four-speaker Dolby Atmos sound system as the Galaxy Tab S4, though.

Samsung envisions the Galaxy Tab A 10.5" as a family tablet, viable both as a portable PC for parents and as an entertainment device for young children. To this end, Samsung offers a Kids Mode feature that allows parents to limit what their children can see and do on the device.

Both the Samsung Galaxy Tab S4 and the Galaxy Tab A 10.5" are yet to receive release dates or pricing information, but it's likely that both will be announced at Samsung's upcoming Samsung Galaxy Unpacked event.

Samsung Galaxy Tab S4 specs

DISPLAY10.5” WQXGA (2560x1600) Super AMOLED
CHIPSETQualcomm® Snapdragon™ 835 Octa Core (2.35GHz + 1.9GHz)
MEMORY / STORAGE4GB + 64GB / 256GB, microSD up to 400GB4
CAMERA13MP AF + 8.0MP, Flash
SENSORSAccelerometer, Compass, Gyroscope, RGB, Proximity, Iris Scanner, Hall Sensor
WIRELESS CONNECTIVITYWi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, MIMO, Wi-Fi Direct, Bluetooth® 5.0
DIMENSION, WEIGHT249.3 x 164.3 x 7.1mm

482g (Wi-Fi) / 483g (LTE)

BATTERY7,300mAh, Fast Charging
OS/UPGRADEAndroid 8.1
ACCESSORIESS Pen (included)
VIDEORecording: UHD 4K (3840x2160) @ 30fps

Playback: UHD 4K (3840x2160) @ 60fps

AUDIO4 speakers tuned by AKG, Dolby Atmos®

Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.5" specs

DISPLAY10.5” WUXGA (1920x1200) TFT LCD
CHIPSETQualcomm® Snapdragon™ 450 Octa Core (1.8GHz)
MEMORY3GB + 32GB, microSD up to 400GB
CAMERA8MP AF + 5MP with Flash
PORTUSB 2.0 (Type C)
SENSORSAccelerometer, Compass, Gyroscope, RGB, Hall Sensor
WIRELESS CONNECTIVITYWi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, Wi-Fi Direct, Bluetooth® 4.2
DIMENSION, WEIGHT260.0 x 161.1 x 8.0

529g (Wi-Fi), 534g (LTE)

OS/UPGRADEAndroid 8.1
VIDEORecording: FHD @ 30fps

Playback: FHD @ 60fps

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