The unannounced Samsung Galaxy Tab S4 has recently been making a lot of headlines and shortly after the device was approved by Bluetooth SIG earlier this week, the tablet has now been spotted in the Geekbench database where the mention of the msm8998 motherboard has reconfirmed that the unit should make use of a Qualcomm-made Snapdragon 835 chipset. The same, familiar SM-T835 model number was associated with the device by the benchmarking tool, and unsurprisingly, the slate ran Android 8.1 Oreo at the time of being tested, though the OS was presumably based on Samsung's own implementation of Google's open-source software.
While Geekbench mentions eight CPU cores, the benchmarking tool lists only the frequency of the more energy-efficient four-core cluster which is clocked at up to 1.90GHz. However, the SoC also includes four additional high-performance Kryo 280 CPU cores clocked at up to 2.45GHz, and this cluster hasn’t been detailed by Geekbench. In any case, the SoC should also feature an Adreno 540 graphics chip running at a frequency of up to 710MHz and offers support for Wi-Fi 802.11a/b/g/n/ac/ad, Bluetooth 5.0, and X16 LTE modem-enabled connectivity. In terms of synthetic benchmark performance, the Samsung Galaxy Tab S4 scores around 1900 points in the single-core tests and roughly 6330 points in the multi-core benchmarks. In contrast, the Snapdragon 820-powered Samsung Galaxy Tab S3 which is supposed to be replaced by the new model yields an average of around 1500 points in the single-core tests and around 4000 points in the multi-core benchmarks.
The details above corroborate all of the bits of information revealed previously by another benchmarking tool, GFXBench, which also happened to touch on the tablet’s display characteristics, including a 10.5-inch panel with a resolution of 2560 x 1600 pixels. With each new leak, benchmark result, and certificate, the Samsung Galaxy Tab S4 seems to be nearing its market debut, but as yet the OEM hasn’t actually revealed any availability details to look forward to. Nevertheless, it’s been more than a year since the Samsung Galaxy Tab S3 was officially introduced so its successor may be just around the corner.