Samsung’s confirmed a brand new Galaxy Tab S4 tablet. With pre-orders live and a release just a few days away we want to outline reasons why you should buy the new tablet and some reasons why some of you should wait.
If you are currently looking for a new tablet, you’ve got a ton of options. Samsung’s Galaxy Tab S3 is still a solid choice. It’s much cheaper than it once was and it recent got better thanks to Android 8.0 Oreo.
Apple’s also got a solid line of slates available including an upgraded 9.7-inch iPad the company announced at its spring event in March. The company is also rumored to have a new iPad Pro 2018 up its sleeve and it could arrive alongside new iPhones this fall. Both should be on your radar.
The Galaxy Tab S3 and Apple’s iPad are worth considering, but you should also take note of Samsung’s rumored Galaxy Tab S4, a brand new tablet that’s finally made its debut.
Samsung’s confirmed the Galaxy Tab S4 ahead of its Galaxy Note 9 event on August 9th and it looks like it could be a worthy successor to the Galaxy Tab S3.
The company’s new high-end tablet features a powerful Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor, tons of RAM and internal storage, a microSD card slot, Android 8.1 Oreo, Bluetooth 5.0, LTE capabilities and a high resolution (2560×1600) 10.5-inch WQXGA sAMOLED display. The device also comes with Samsung’s S Pen stylus and an optional new Book Cover Keyboard accessory.
The Galaxy Tab S4 is currently up for pre-order in the United States and the device will hit shelves at Samsung and various retailers starting on August 10th, the day after Samsung announces the Galaxy Note 9.
While some of you might want to go ahead and put in a Galaxy Tab S4 pre-order through your favorite retailer or carrier, others might want to wait a few more days or a few more weeks.
In this guide we’ll take you through the best reasons to buy the Galaxy Tab S4 and the best reasons to wait.
Buy the Galaxy S4 If You Want the Best Software Support
If you plan on keeping your next tablet for awhile, it might be a good idea to buy the Samsung Galaxy Tab S4 instead of an older Galaxy tablet. Here's why.
While you might be tempted to go with a cheaper Galaxy tablet from 2017 or 2016, these devices will see their software support end a lot quicker than the Galaxy Tab S4.
Samsung typically keeps its flagships upgraded with major software updates for two years. The company tends to extend bug fixes and security patches for a little bit longer, but software support will eventually stop and you'll be on your own.
The company has also kept some software features exclusive to newer devices due to the hardware limitations on older phones and tablets.
The Samsung Galaxy Tab S4 comes with a full suite of Android Oreo and Samsung Experience features including Android 8.1 and Samsung Experience 9.5. We still aren't sure if Project Treble is included. Project Treble will ensure the tablet gets fast software updates.
The Galaxy Tab S4 comes with Intelligent Scan, a feature that's also on the Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+, and it'll also get Bixby 2.0 down the road.
If you want the absolute best software experience from a Samsung Galaxy tablet in 2018 and the foreseeable future, you might want to think about picking up the Galaxy Tab S4.
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