For a few weeks, a steady stream of leaks has revealed the new design of Samsung's flagship 2018 tablet and its datasheet. That's why the Galaxy Tab S4 is the only Samsung tablet you should buy this year, especially if you are looking for a new high-end tablet.
The best thing about the new tablet is probably the design. Samsung has significantly reduced the aperture and eliminated the home button so that the tablet now appears completely in the screen. But that could be the worst.
Samsung does exactly what Apple did with the iPhone X. Well, almost. This is a tablet, not a smartphone. Samsung removes the hardware buttons and replaces them with more screen space
But just like the iPhone X, the Galaxy Tab S4 will sacrifice the fingerprint sensor , a feature that many people love on a smartphone or tablet.
Apple has replaced Touch ID with Face ID, a secure 3D facial recognition system that's a novelty to the industry. However, Samsung does not have that luxury.
In the absence of a 3D front camera, Samsung will use the Intelligent Scan feature already available on the Galaxy S9.
If that's not known to you This is a mix of iris scanner and face recognition system that Samsung has had for years. SamMobile has discovered a video of the official Galaxy Tab S4 firmware that will be played when you configure Intelligent Scan on the tablet. Here is a picture from this video:
The clip shows you that facial recognition could be used to make the tablet look bright to unlock light, while the iris scan feature when using the device in the dark can take over.
The new iris / face recognition system should be a convenient way to unlock your tablet. However, if you have concerns about data security and privacy, you should use a password instead. Again, this is not the Face ID, so it can not provide the same security.
The Galaxy Tab S4 should be introduced soon, maybe at the beginning of September at the IFA 2018.