This is Samsung's new Galaxy Tab S4 pro tablet with S Pen

Samsung Galaxy A8

Samsung Galaxy A8

When connected to the Galaxy Tab S4, the device can serve as a track pad or a sketch pad. If you are ultra-mobile, this is the one you want.

The iPad Pro 10.5 is a bit thinner and lighter coming in at 250.6 x 174.1 x 6.1mm with the weights at 469g for the Wi-Fi only and 477g for the LTE version of the tablet. This is priced at £649.99. The tablet packs the same 7,300 mAh battery and Dolby Atmos sound technology as the Tab S4, but has less processing power and features a 10.5-inch LCD. Samsung says the tablet will come to Sprint and US Cellular later in the third quarter of this year. The Tab S4 is aimed at offering the best for both work and play, they said.

While similar in size to its predecessor, the Galaxy Tab S4 narrows those bezels, which frame a 10.5in Super AMOLED 2560 x 1600 screen - slightly up from the Tab S3 in both size and resolution.

On the rear of the tablet a 13MP camera with autofocus and LED flash can be found. Recording capabilities are up to 30fps 4K.

Internally, the Tab S4 comes loaded with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor and 4GB of RAM.

Speakers are tuned by audio company AKG.

We haven't had time to test the battery on the Galaxy Tab S4 but it's impressive in terms of spec with a 7,300mAh cell alongside fast-charging tech too. Samsung also includes one of its S Pen styluses with the Tab S4 for note-taking and sketching with compatible apps.

DeX allows for a light computing experience. It was first introduced in the Galaxy S8.

The Tab S4 pushes the limits of productivity by adding Samsung Dex support (official Dex page), which is the ability to use apps in Windowed mode with or without an external monitor. The device's main claim to fame is a software mode called "Dex" that turns the S4's interface into a desktop-like version of Android, giving users the ability to drag, resize, or minimize app windows at will.

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The bundled in S Pen also offers the ability to write screen-off memos and send personalised texts through Samsung Live Message.

Checking out the internals, the Tab S4 is more powerful in every way.

But my big question is why Samsung didn't just go with something like Chrome OS?

For an even more laptop-like experience, you can attach a keyboard to the Tab S4, though it will be sold separately.

Samsung is unveiling a new product today at 4PM BST (8AM PST).

Maybe Samsung was waiting for the right moment to make its Galaxy Tab S4 public, but Best Buy beat the company to it.

That probably won't make for a significant slowdown, but it does mean the tablet isn't as futureproof as it would be if it had the newer chipset.

Well, that's quite clear then. "Video starts on August 1st 2018, 11AM EST".

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