According to the serial leaker Lumia Updates, Samsung will announce a new Windows application called “Second Screen” to operate certain Galaxy Tab S tablets as a secondary screen. However, the leaker didn’t provide any additional details about the new app except which devices it will support.
If the tipster is to be believed, the Second Screen app will require a Galaxy Book laptop with Windows V2004 or higher. Besides Galaxy Book, you will also need the following compatible tablets:
- Galaxy Tab S8
- Galaxy Tab S8 Plus
- Galaxy Tab S8 Ultra
- Galaxy Tab S7
- Galaxy Tab S7 Plus
- Galaxy Tab S7 FE
However, it should be noted that the Galaxy Book laptop already has a feature called “second screen” to allow Galaxy Tab S owners to wirelessly set up their tablets as additional monitors. The feature also mirrors the Galaxy Book on a Galaxy Tablet, allowing users to take advantage of the S Pen. The new app Samsung is expected to release does all of that, but it’s not entirely clear if it will require a wireless connection.
As mentioned by the leaker, the new Second Screen app will only be available for Galaxy Book users. So if you have one of the supported Galaxy Tab S tablets and you don’t have a Galaxy Book, you will have to look for other third-party solutions.
Samsung isn’t the only company to offer this feature. In 2019, Apple introduced a new feature called Sidecar in macOS Catalina to allow Mac users to extend their computer screens to iPads. A year later, Samsung took inspiration from Apple and came up with the Second Screen feature.
Although unconfirmed, Samsung may demonstrate the app to its Unboxed 2022 event, where the company is expected to launch the Galaxy S22 and Galaxy Tab S8 series.