Like other big electronics firms, Samsung faces challenges from the US-China trade war, falling prices of some memory chips and the rise of cheap Chinese-made handsets.
The tablet is available from 10th August, and will cost £599 (WiFi model) or £649 (LTE model).
The comment during the quarterly earnings call fuelled ongoing rumours Samsung is preparing to launch a folding smartphone with a bendable display to try to tempt away customers from the rival Apple iPhone X.
"The Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.5" also gives parents the control to manage content and usage time with Kids Mode, Samsung's child-friendly tablet interface created to make learning and entertainment simple, safe and fun. The primary camera on the rear panel includes a 16-megapixel sensor with f/1.7 aperture while the secondary cam equips a 5-megapixel sensor paired with f/1.9 aperture. This camera is capable of recording video at a 4K resolution up to 30fps.
DeX can also let the Tab S4 hook up to external monitors for dual-display productivity work with a separate USB Type-C to HDMI adapter.
For an immersive multimedia playback experience, the tablet comes with quad speakers that are tuned by AKG.
The Galaxy Tab A 10.5 has an efficient amount of RAM at 3GB, and while there is only 32GB of internal storage, at least it can be expanded up to 400GB with a microSD card.
DeX allows for a light computing experience.
Samsung launched the Galaxy J6 and Galaxy J8 smartphones with Super AMOLED Infinity display in India. It was first introduced in the Galaxy S8. "Families can also use Multi User Mode on the Galaxy Tab A 10.5" to create various accounts on the same device, such as one account for a child with separate accounts for the parents- for greater functionality on a single tablet.
An S Pen comes in the box for free.
In many respects it feels like a iterative evolution of the Tab S3, offerinng a similar looking device but one that manages to be better and deliver more across the board.
But my big question is why Samsung didn't just go with something like Chrome OS?