After being expected at MWC 2014, the next-gen Galaxy tablet series have arrived
It might be a prank, but we’re inclined to think this is the real deal. Samsung has officially unveiled its new line-up of Galaxy Tab 4 tablets, which we have seen appear in press render images a few days ago.The tablets were expected to arrive sometime later this month (April 24), but Samsung took us by surprise today and introduced the three new models.
And now we get to see if all the rumors and leaks were accurate. Let’s start with the largest of the triad.
The Galaxy Tab4 10.1 comes with 10.1-inch WXGA display (1280 x 800 pixels) and draws power from an unnamed 1.2 GHz quad-core processor fitted with 1.5GB of RAM and backed up by 16GB of internal storage (which we believe to be Qualcomm Snapdragon). Samsung has added Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, Wi-Fi Direct, Bluetooth 4.0 and an USB 2.0 port.
In the photography department, we find two cameras (3MP on the back and 1.3MP in front), while the default operating system is Android 4.4 KitKat. A pretty hefty 6800 mAh battery is keeping everything alive on the slate, so users should be use it as much as necessary.
Moving on to the middle sister, the Galaxy Tab4 8.0, the slate obviously comes with an 8.0-inch display, but the resolution and most of the specifications are similar with the larger model (even in the photo camp).
The battery is slightly smaller, 4,450 mAh but that’s to be understood since the screen size isn't all that big.
Last but not least, comes the Galaxy Tab4 7.0 which boasts the smallest screen size in the line-up. Everything remains the same too, except Samsung offers a choice in the internal storage department of either 8GB or 16GB of internal storage.
All the three slates come with a “fun and shareable services allowing users to access content and stay connected with friends,” including Group Play and app that enables users to share music and video with friends in real time.
Anyway, these aren't flagship devices so it was expected Samsung will quietly launch them by virtue of a simple press release.
Samsung doesn't mention anything relating to price, but it’s a hope of ours the tablets will arrive with friendly price-tags. However, we’re told all the models will be offered in black and white and will start shipping globally in Q2 2014.