Samsung has launched a new series of quad-core Android tablets—the new Samsung Galaxy Tab 4. For now, it’s comprised of 7, 8, and 10-inch models.

As the company has done with the third series, the Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 is the designation for the company’s new low to mid-range tablets. Hardware upgrades are nothing revolutionary here, but are welcome improvements nonetheless. All three sizes sport the latest Android OS, 4.4 KitKat, a quad-core processor that’s clocked at 1.2GHz, and a pair of 3-megapixel rear- and 1.3-megapixel front-facing cameras with fixed focus.

To up the ante, the Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 series also offer 4G LTE connectivity for faster Web browsing, although models with 3G and/or Wi-Fi only are also available. Samsung has also bundled several of its apps to provide “fun & shareable services” and entertainment. These include Group Play for real-time sharing of music, documents, and games; Samsung Link for sharing media with other smart devices; and WatchON for on-the-go TV show and movie consumption.

Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 Specs

  • Android 4.4 KitKat
  • 1.2GHz quad-core processor
  • 1.5GB RAM
  • 3-megapixel fixed focus main camera
  • 1.3-megapixel front camera
  • Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, Wi-Fi Direct
  • 3G, HSPA+, LTE
  • Bluetooth 4.0
  • GPS, GLONASS

Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 10.1:

  • 10.1-inch display (1280×800 WXGA), ~149ppi
  • 16GB internal storage
  • microSD support up to 64GB
  • 243.4 x 176.4 x 7.95mm, 487g
  • 6,800mAh battery

Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 8.0:

  • 8.0-inch display (1280×800 WXGA), ~189ppi
  • 16GB internal storage
  • microSD support up to 64GB
  • 210 x 124 x 7.95mm, 320g
  • 4,450mAh battery

Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 7.0:

  • 7-inch IPS display (1280×800 WXGA), ~216ppi
  • 8/16GB internal storage
  • microSD support up to 32GB (64GB on LTE model)
  • 186.9 x 107.9 x 9mm, 276g
  • Unspecified battery capacity

Although their displays differ in size (obviously), all Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 devices use the same WXGA screen resolution. In other words, the 7-inch model boasts the highest pixel density. The three models also vary in terms of internal storage (the 7-inch starts at 8GB), battery capacity, and microSD support.

Indeed, the specs of the Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 adequately show that what we have here are tablets for, at most, the mid-range market. High-end users should skip these devices and just check out the latest Galaxy Note and Note Pro tablets instead.

Prices and release dates for the Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 devices are currently unavailable, but they’re expected to globally go on sale sometime in Q2 2014. Available color choices are black and white.

[Source: Samsung Mobile]



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