Samsung surprised us all last week when it suddenly announced its new tablet range – the premium Galaxy Tab S4 and more budget-conscious Galaxy Tab A 10.5″ – by sending the products live on their website and publishing product videos on YouTube.
Since then, we’ve been waiting for local pricing and availability information, and today we’ve got it.
Galaxy Tab S4
Samsung’s latest pride and joy in tablet form is a 10.5″ model with slimmed down bezels, a Snapdragon 835 and 4GB of RAM. There’s a big focus on productivity with Samsung’s DeX desktop mode, keyboards and dock accessories on offer to put the tablet to work for you.
The Tab S4 will be coming to Australia in both Wifi and 4G versions, with either 64GB or 256GB of storage, in both Ebony Black and Fog Grey. Pricing is on the high end of the 10.5-inch tablet spectrum, which we suspected would be the case after hearing the overseas pricing last week.
- 64GB Wifi – $979
- 64GB 4G – $1179
- 256GB Wifi – $1179
- 256GB 4G – $1379
If you’re thinking about preordering but not sure, there’s a big bonus for preorders: until the tablet goes on sale, retailers running preorders will sell you the tablets’ 256GB versions for the 64GB price. Maybe that’ll tip you over the edge?
The Galaxy Tab S4 goes up for preorder today, and will go on sale on August 24. Preorders are available from Samsung direct (online and in-store) and from a number of retail partners.
Galaxy Tab A 10.5″
If the Tab S4 is a bit rich for your blood, but you’re still in the market for a new tablet then the Galaxy Tab A 10.5 might be for you. Unlike its big brother, the Tab A 10.5 is a more budget-minded affair. It borrows a number of features from the Tab S4 like its 10.5-inch 16:10 display and four speakers with Dolby Atmos certification and promises to bring you a lot of entertainment for a little price.
The Tab A 10.5 will go on sale today starting at just $449 (Wifi) and $649 (4G). It’s got 32GB of storage built in, and a Micro SD slot will allow you to expand its storage by up to 400GB of space.