Apr 01 AT 9:41 AM Nick Sarafolean 9 Comments

Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 series becomes official

Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 10.1

Samsung’s always releasing new tablets to the masses, and today is no exception to that rule. Carrying on their Galaxy Tab line of mid-range tablets, the Galaxy Tab 4 series was officially revealed today. The line-up brings three new tablets in three different sizes, including a 7-inch, an 8-inch, and a 10.1-inch model. All three tablets share most of the same specs so here’s a list of them:

  • 1280×800 resolution display
  • 1.2GHz quad-core CPU
  • 1.5GB RAM
  • 3-megapixel rear camera
  • 1.3-megapixel front-facing camera
  • Android 4.4 KitKat
  • 16GB storage, with an 8GB option on the 7-inch model
  • Wi-Fi and 4G LTE options
  • Samsung suite of apps

As you can see, the specs aren’t all too special to most of us. But if Samsung can sell these at a reasonable price, people looking to pick up a large low-cost tablet may be interested. As for that price, Samsung hasn’t released any details. However, Samsung has said that the Galaxy Tab 4 tablets will be available globally starting sometime in Q2.

What are your thoughts on these new tablets?

Show Press Release
Samsung Unveils New Galaxy Tab4 Series

April 1, 2014

Next-generation Galaxy tablet series delivers exceptional multimedia experience for the whole family in a sleek, lightweight design

Inspiring Mobile Freedom in Your Life
- Perfect for all ages, Samsung’s next-generation Galaxy Tab4 line offers an exceptional multimedia experience in
a more premium and portable design, making it ideal for viewing or sharing content with friends and family.

Rich Multimedia Experience
- Available in 10.1-inch, 8.0-inch and 7.0-inch screen sizes, the Galaxy Tab4’s vivid WXGA display with a 16:10 screen
ratio provides users with a brilliant viewing experience while watching videos, playing games, or reading digital contents.
- With Multi Window functionality, users are able to seamlessly switch between apps and windows, as well as drag and
drop contents with ease.

Fun & Shareable Services*
- The new Galaxy Tab4 line is perfect for the whole family as it comes equipped with a number of fun and shareable
services allowing users to access content and stay connected with friends wherever they are, including:
o Group Play: Share and play music, documents and games with friends in realtime
o Samsung Link: Share and play content across smart devices anytime, anywhere
o WatchON: Watch TV shows and movies on any device, anywhere in your home or on the go.

* Availability of features and functions listed above may be differed by device type or regions.
Not all services will be provided. Please check product specification sheet for each product for details.

Sleek & Portable Designs
- The Galaxy Tab4 line all feature a textured, premium look and feel back cover.
- With a slim design and weights, the Galaxy Tab4 10.1-inch, 8-inch and 7-inch models provide maximum portability
while still allowing users to enjoy beautiful screens.

The new Samsung Galaxy Tab4 line will be offered in a choice of Black or White globally beginning in 2Q, 2014.

Source: Samsung Mobile Press

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  • Nate B.

    I swear their tablets come out 2 or 3 months apart. By time it hits the states the next generation is coming out. Most saturated manufacturer.

  • surethom

    I am starting to really dislike Samsung, I wish they would only use the work Galaxy on there High End devices, its confusing when trying to advise others on what phone or tablets to buy.

    • Bart

      I agree with you that the Galaxy line branding name has become over-used. Before reading your post I was just thinking to myself that when the next form factors come out (folding or scroll-opening devices), it would be a good time to create a new line name. The word would have to have the grandeur and beauty that the imagery of “Galaxy” calls to mind. And that is where I get stumped. It would be interesting if Sammy held a consumer contest to name its “next big thing” series-line.

    • Chris

      Actually, Samsung uses the Note-series name for their top-of-the-line models..

  • Robert Aitchison

    Actually better than I was expecting, a decent boost in specs over the Galaxy Tab 3 (which was most definitely underpowered)

    I do wish they’d skip the rear facing camera altogether on these.

    As long as the price is right ($250 or less for the 7″) and there’s an sd card slot I will almost certainly get one of these to replace my Galaxy Tab 2.

  • donger

    Will wait for the Nexus 8.

  • Eli Gaffke

    This must be their April Fools Day prank.

  • SGB101

    Tesco on the UK sell a very simerly speced 7″ tablet that runs stock android 4.3 atm, for £120, so this has some really cheap competition.

    It’s called the ‘Hudl’ for anyone intrested. Very well made and will replace my gen1 nexus 7, when it dies. I know a few people that have one.

    Another huge selling point is tesco are doubleing any points used on it, so if you have £60 in points it can be yours for free.

  • Jeff

    I love my Galaxy Tab 3 and am always annoyed at how quick people are to knock these. I got it on sale for $160. It is a media consumption device that does everything I need and at that price I hand it to my two year old without worry. That is exactly the market this serves. For heavy lifting I have a laptop. Serving media a desktop. Mobile a phone. Sometimes I just want a small device to read a book, play a game or watch a movie. That is exactly what these excels at.

    Tablets are nice but I have no reason for a $900 iPad or a $300+ mini that won’t take the place of a laptop or phone. The galaxy line is great for what it is and for what many people use tablets for.

    Also the “I hate Samsung because that is the cool thing to do now” crowd is obnoxious.