The Samsung Galaxy Tab S4 has received the necessary certification from the Bluetooth SIG, which signals that it should soon be ready to make its official debut.
The tablet has been leaked for a while now and the Bluetooth SIG listing dated May 15 now bolsters expectations of an imminent release.
Samsung Galaxy Tab S4 At The Bluetooth SIG
The Bluetooth SIG application mentions the device both by model number SM-T835 and by market name, the Samsung Galaxy Tab S4. This confirms that it will hit the market as the successor to last year's Galaxy Tab S3, so, it should come with top-notch specs and a great design.
The Galaxy Tab S3 launched as a premium tablet, aiming to combine sleek aesthetics with good performance and a high-quality entertainment experience. The upcoming Galaxy Tab 4 should come at the premium end of the market as well, boasting several upgrades and improvements over its predecessor.
The Bluetooth SIG application doesn't reveal any specifications for the slate, but a GFXBench benchmark listing from February revealed what the Galaxy Tab S4 could bring to the table.
Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 Specs
According to GFXBench, the Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 will sport a 10.5-inch QHD+ display (2,560 x 1,600 pixels), a Qualcomm octa-core processor clocked at 2.3GHz (likely the Snapdragon 835), Adreno 540 graphics, 4 GB of RAM, and 64 GB of native storage space, likely expandable via microSD.
The benchmark listing further mentioned a 12-megapixel main camera, an 8-megapixel selfie cam, single SIM support, and Android 8.0 Oreo on board out of the box, possibly with Samsung's own proprietary UI on top.
Samsung introduced the Galaxy Tab S3 last year at the Mobile World Congress, but the Galaxy Tab S4 was a no-show at the MWC 2018. The company made no official comment regarding the tablet just yet, but the Bluetooth SIG certification nonetheless indicates that its release is right around the corner.
The powerful specs will likely warrant a high price tag, however, and if last year's model is any indication, the Galaxy Tab S4 won't come cheap. The 2017 Galaxy Tab S3 launched at $600, so this year's model could come along the same lines.
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