At the MWC 2018, Samsung was expected to launch the Galaxy S4 tablet but the company only launched its flagship Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+ smartphones. Now, it seems that the launch of Galaxy S4 tablet is imminent.
The upcoming tablet based on Android has been spotted on Geekbench and considering it has been part of multiple leaks lately, the launch might be just around the corner. The tablet has been spotted on Geekbench with Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 chipset and 4GB of RAM. The tablet managed to score 1895 in single-core test and 6362 in the multi-core test. The scores seem respectable for a device powered by Qualcomm’s flagship chipset from 2017 and running Android 8.1 Oreo out of the box.
The tablet is expected to feature a 10.5-inch display supporting a resolution of 2560 x 1600 pixels and 16:10 aspect ratio. The previous leaks also showed that it will offer 64GB internal storage. It is also likely to feature 12-megapixel rear camera and a 7-megapixel front camera. The Galaxy S4 with model number SM-T830 will also support LTE connection.
The Galaxy S4 tablet has also received certification for Bluetooth connection. It has also stopped by WiFi alliance for certification in addition to authorization in Russia. The tablet’s detailed specifications were revealed by a GFX profile, which has been further confirmed by the Geekbench listing.
The Android tablet market has failed to compete with Apple’s iPad, which continues to remain the only respectable tablet offering. While Samsung’s Galaxy Tab series offers innovative design and specifications, the operating system at the heart of it does not seem to have been designed for the tablet use case.
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It is not clear whether Samsung sees the Galaxy Tab S4 changing the situation any further. The tablet market has been on a free fall in terms of shipments for the past few quarters as consumers adopt large-screen smartphones that mimic the functionality of the tablet in their phablet form factor.