It’s not about the features you see — it’s about the ones you don’t.
On Monday, AndroidHeadlines published what it claims is the first official rendering of the Samsung Galaxy Tab S4. Unlike the Galaxy Tab S3, this tablet has no home button. It also features a larger display and is missing the Samsung logo across the top bezel.
Without any obvious way to unlock the device, the image hints that Samsung will continue with its iris scanner. But because of some, er, issues with the aforementioned scanner, there’s reason to speculate that it won’t be the only biometric security feature on the upcoming device.
Samsung previously tossed around the idea of under-the-display fingerprint sensors — although there’s no way to tell from these renderings whether that feature will find its way to the Galaxy Tab S4.
Samsung could also put the fingerprint sensor on one of the side buttons, which is something both Sony and Motorola have done in the past.
Although the Galaxy S4 Tab’s renderings still leave many questions unanswered, one thing does appear to be certain: You’ll be able to get the tablet in black.