Samsung Galaxy Tab S4 10.5 (SM-T835) Certified Today

The first official certification for the Samsung SM-T835 tablet came in today after it had been certified by the Wi-Fi certification body with 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac Wi-Fi cover and Android 8.0 Oreo today on May 2.

Because of the model number, this tablet is believed to be the new 10.5-inch Samsung Galaxy Tab S4 tablet, since SM-T830 for a Wi-Fi model and SM-T835/SM-T837 would be the normal 4G LTE model numbers in the Samsung Galaxy Tab S family of Samsung’s flagship tablets with Android.

We first discovered Samsung Galaxy Tab S4 during the winter after it had been benchmarked with a 10.5-inch screen featuring a 2560 x 1600 resolution and possibly the popular Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor. Samsung’s high-end tablets sells well when they run Qualcomm processors, but we don’t know if Samsung will use the same processor on separate models.

Samsung Galaxy Tab S4 - Samsung SM-T835

The 4G LTE model of Samsung Galaxy Tab S3 is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 processor.

Based on the todays Wi-Fi certification, it’s difficult to predict when the Samsung Tab S4 might be launched.

The shortest distance between a certification and launch for a Samsung tablet has been two weeks in the past. But the Tab S3 was unveiled on February 26 last year, so it’s already been 15 months since we saw a new Android tablet with OLED display from Samsung. An unveiling anywhere between May and June seems plausible for the Tab S4.

– Tom Bowen