Samsung takes on the iPad Pro with the Galaxy Tab S4

The Galaxy Tab S4 is Samsung’s latest premium Android tablet

Samsung just announced the company’s all-new Galaxy Tab S4 tablet at a low-profile press event in Manhattan. Stocked with a 10.5-inch Super AMOLED display, 64 or 256GB of storage, a Snapdragon 835 processor, 4GB of RAM, Android 8.1 Oreo, S Pen support, and Samsung’s innovative DeX software, the S4 will hit shelves on the 10th of August.

Recently, it’s become trendy for tablet manufacturers to coin their devices as “2-in-1”, meaning users supposedly get all the flexibility and mobility of a tablet, while maintaining the processing power of a modern laptop. More often than not, however, regardless of the marketing hype, the 2-in-1 tablet experience is often found to be lackluster. Samsung’s latest tablet attempts to change that with DeX.

DeX offers S4 users a unique PC-like user environment that’s wholly separate from the regular Android OS that comes installed. Users are free to toggle between the two modes, however, when connecting peripheral devices – such as Samsung’s $150 keyboard dock – DeX automatically engages.

Going further, the company worked with speaker giant AKG to fine tune the tablet’s four-speaker sound system. According to reports, Samsung envisions the Tab S4 as a device that will be adopted by various industries including retail and healthcare.

The Samsung Galaxy Tab S4 will retail for $649 for the 64GB version and $749 for the 256GB model. An S Pen is included in the box. LTE models will also be available.