The Samsung UNPACKED Event is done and along with the highly anticipated Galaxy Note 9, Samsung showed off the Galaxy Tab S4 and Galaxy Tab A 10.5. Here’s what you need to know and how these two tablets differ.
Who Are They For?
The Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.5″ is focussed on family entertainment and the smart home. It’s equipped with four Dolby Atmos speakers – one at each corner of the display – and includes parental controls and bunch of child-friendly apps such as Kids Browser, Galaxy App for Kids and a number of games. It supports multiple user accounts so the device can be shared easily.
The Galaxy Tab S4 brings a higher-resolution display along with support for the newly updated S Pen as well the ability to use Samsung’s DeX docking solution, which was introduced with the Galaxy S8, that helps bridge the gap between the tablet and PC world.
Both tablets run Android 8.1.
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.5″
Galaxy Tab S4
|Display||10.5” WUXGA (1920×1200), LCD||10.5” WQXGA Super AMOLED (2560×1600), 287 ppi, sAMOLED|
|Chipset||Qualcomm Snapdragon 450 Octa Core (1.8GHz)||Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 Octa Core (2.35GHz + 1.9GHz)|
|Accessories||None||S Pen and DeX|
|Storage||64GB or 256GB, expandable up to 400GB via microSD card||64GB or 256GB, expandable up to 400GB via microSD card|
|Wireless||Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, Wi-Fi Direct, Bluetooth 4.2||Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, Wi-Fi Direct, Bluetooth 5.0|
|Navigation||GPS + GLONASS + BeiDou||GPS + GLONASS, BEIDOU, GALILEO|
|Ports||USB 2.0 (Type C)||USB 3.1|
|Cameras||Rear: 8MP, Front: 5MP with Flash||Rear: 13MP, Front: 8MP sensor|
|Dimensions||260.0 x 161.1 x 8.0mm, 529g (Wi-Fi), 534g (LTE)||249.3 x 164.3 x 7.1mm, 482g (Wi-Fi), 483g (LTE)|
|Colours||Black and grey||Black and grey|
|Battery||7300mAh||7300mAh with fast charging support|
Prices And Availability
The Galaxy A 10.5” tablet will go on sale in Australia from Friday 7th September from $449 (Wi-Fi variant) and $649 (4G variant) in both Ebony Black and Fog Grey.
The Galaxy Tab S4 will be available in 64GB from $979 (Wi-Fi variant) and $1179 (4G variant) as well as 256GB from $1179 (Wi-Fi variant) and $1379 (4G variant) in both Ebony Black and Fog Grey. If you pre-order the Galaxy Tab S4 from a participating retailer before 24 August 2018 you’ll receive the 256GB model of the tablet for the advertised price of the 64GB model.