Samsung News: Galaxy Tab S4 To Compete With 2018 iPad Pro 3, S Pen Features Revealed

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New and exciting details about Samsung devices have been spotted. According to reports, the Galaxy Tab S4’s Intelligent Scan will be able to compete with the new iPad Pro 3, meanwhile, details about how the Note 9 S Pen will work have also been revealed.

The Galaxy Tab S4

First of all, what is Intelligent Scan? This feature was introduced on the Galaxy S9 and S9+ to “intelligently” determine which unlock method is the best one based on lighting conditions. So instead of having to manually choose between iris and face recognition, the said feature will choose the most suitable method for you.

Take the iris recognition for example. Although it works well even under low light conditions, it struggles with bright light. As for the face recognition, it’s basically the opposite.

So how will this Samsung tablet be able to compete with the upcoming iPad Pro 3? Well, according to rumors, the Apple device is said to feature Face ID which is basically a face recognition feature. This is thanks to its firmware, the iOS 12, which was announced back in June at the WWDC 2018. In addition to this, it will also feature a Passcode.

The S Pen

A group of people from XDA Developers have been digging into the firmware for the upcoming tablet from Samsung. In the midst of their search, they happen to come across interesting details about the new S Pen and what the stylus will be able to do.

So what did they discover? Well, they discovered that the S Pen will be able to:

  • Control music on the phone – play, pause and skip.
  • Operate the device’s camera shutter remotely.
  • Unlock the device remotely.
  • Launch apps and features that can be customized by the user.

When Will The Galaxy Tab S4 Come?

Reports have been pointing towards to possible dates. Other reports suggest that it could come alongside the Galaxy Note 9 on August 9, while the other half suggest it could be at the IFA 2018 (August 31 to September 5, 2018) alongside the Gear S4 smartwatch.

How Much Will It Cost?

The popular belief is that it will not come cheap. In addition to that, rumors suggest that it will be priced higher than the Galaxy Tab S3 which costs £599.

So, are you excited the battle between iPad Pro 3 and Galaxy Tab S4? Are you looking forward to buying it? Do tell us in the comment section below.

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