Consider this the appetizer before the main course of the Galaxy Note 9 launch on Aug. 9. The rumored Samsung Galaxy Tab S4 is now a reality, and much of what was leaked was correct. Moving up in size from the the 9.7-inch Tab S3, the S4 has a 10.5-inch WQXGA (2,560×1,600 pixels) Super AMOLED display — 32 percent larger. With its narrower bezels, though, it’s similar in size to its predecessor. Samsung paired the screen with AKG-tuned speakers — four of them — with Dolby Atmos sound so whatever you’re watching or listening to will be as immersive as possible. Like Microsoft’s Surface line and Apple’s iPad Pro, though, this premium Android tablet is for more than entertainment. Like the DeX dock and pad Samsung makes for its Galaxy phones, the Tab S4 has DeX support that changes the tablet’s Android interface into a desktop-style experience. Attach the $150 Book Cover keyboard (no, it’s not included) and the interface changes, letting you run multiple apps side by side and resize their windows, and even drag-and-drop content between them. If you’re thinking a 10.5-inch screen doesn’t give you much room to do that sort of work, Samsung will offer an HDMI-to-USB-C multiport adapter for a secondary display (also not included). Connect to an external monitor and you can use the Tab S4 as a giant trackpad, or grab the included Samsung S Pen and use the S4 like a Wacom tablet. You can also continue to use it as… [Read full story]
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