Galaxy Tab4 line official: mid-range specs, HD screens, and KitKat

April 1, 2014
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Galaxy Tab4 7.0

Once again, the leaks were spot on. Without much fanfare, Samsung introduced today the latest addition to its already sizeable roster of Android tablets, the Galaxy Tab4 line.

The new Galaxy Tab4 line is comprised of three models with almost identical specs and different screen sizes: 7-inch, 8-inch, and 10.1-inch. All three new tablets feature mid-range specifications, and, while Samsung has not revealed pricing details, the Galaxy Tab4’s are probably going to be priced to impress the budget conscious.

All three devices feature 1280 x 720 LCD screens in 16:10 format, which supposedly offer a “brilliant viewing experience while watching videos, playing games, or reading digital contents.” Powering the new Tab4’s is a quad-core processor clocked at 1.2GHz and 1.5GB of RAM. Storage is capped at 16GB, but the microSD card should provide some relief for heavy media users. There’s a 3MP front facing camera and a meager 1.3MP unit on the back, while battery size is 4,450mAh on the Tab4 8.0 and 6,800mAh on the Tab4 10.1 (Samsung does not provide the battery capacity for the Tab4 7.0).

Galaxy Tab4 7.0 Product Specifications 

Category

Specifications

Network

WiFi, 3G
Wi-Fi / 3G(HSPA+ 21/5.76)
3G : 850/900/1900/2100
2G : 850/900/1800/1900
LTE Wi-Fi / 3G(HSPA+ 42/5.76) / LTE(Cat4 150/50)
4G : 800/850/900/1800/2100/2600
3G : 850/900/1900/2100
2G : 850/900/1800/1900

Processor

1.2 GHz Quad Core

Display

7.0-inch WXGA (1280 X 800)

OS

Android 4.4 (KitKat)

Camera

3MP FF + 1.3 MP

Video

H.263, H.264(AVC), MPEG4, VC-1, Sorenson Spark, MP43, WMV7, WMV8, VP8
Recording: 720p at 30fps
Playback: 1080p at 30fps

Audio

MP3, AAC, AAC+, eAAC+, WMA, FLAC, AMR-NB, AMR-WB, Vorbis(OGG)

Services & Additional Features

ChatON(D/L), Voice Call(3G/LTE), MultiWindow, HW Key, Samsung Kies, Samsung Apps, Samsung Link (D/L)

Google Mobile Services

Hangout, Google+, Gmail, Chrome, Google Play, Google Maps, Play Music,
Play Movies&TV, Play Books, Play Newsstand, Play Games, Drive, YouTube, Photos

Connectivity

WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n , WiFi Direct, BT4.0, USB2.0

GPS

GPS, GLONASS

Memory

1.5GB + 8/16GB
micro SD (up to 32GB) – 3G / WiFi
micro SD (up to 64GB) – LTE

Dimension

107.9 x 186.9 x 9 mm, 276g

Battery

Battery 

In terms of design, the new Tab4 tablets feature a Note 3-like textured back cover, though they lack the faux stitching present on the Note 3 and the Note 12.2. The three tablets will be available in Black and White.

In terms of software, we’re glad to see KitKat on the spec sheet, along with Samsung’s own features and apps, including Multi Window, Samsung Link, WatchON, and Group Play.

Samsung says the new Tab4 will become available globally in Wi-Fi only, 3G, and LTE versions beginning Q2, 2014, which can mean anything from today to three months from now.

Comments

  • Omran Terro

    why don’t samsung use three capacitive buttons??

    • Blowntoaster

      As per their statement on the hardware button on the GS5, changing to capacitive buttons or on screen buttons too quickly could alienate or confuse existing, average consumers who are used to the hardware home button.

      • Ben Edwards

        But their tablets had soft buttons for the first two generations then they made the switch straight to hardware + capacitive – is that not the same thing, but in reverse?

        • Omran Terro

          Exactly!

  • Carlos David

    This is typical Samsung crap. Their low end tab series is an insult to consumers. They couldn’t even muster 1280×800? My Asus memo pad hd7 has that and it’s 7-8 months old. That even has a 5mp shooter on the back and a 1.2 on the front. I’ll only buy Samsung TVs, nothing else.

    • deepen915

      can you read? IT IS 1280×800.. it’s just not 2560×1600 like the Pro line. Just get the Tab Pro 8.4 for $399.. why are you worried?

      • Carlos David

        It isn’t. Its 1280×720. Can’t you read?

        • deepen915

          “Display

          7.0-inch WXGA (1280 X 800)”

          you were saying? and that’s 7inch.. which is nice.

          • Carlos David

            Ok my mistake. I retrack my statement. I still think this tab is seriously garbage.

  • MasterMuffin

    I don’t know if these are April’s fools too ;D

    • JosephHindy

      If this is April Fool’s, the most genius one of the day. “Why go big? Let’s “announce” a mid-range tablet for our April Fool’s. People will be all like ‘it’s too crappy not to be real’ and we’ll be all like mission accomplished.”

      • MasterMuffin

        I just got info from my sources saying that Nexus 10 will be announced today with 4K screen, 4GB of RAM and 4Ghz because it’s 4th Google’s tablet, 4th month of the year and illuminati has 3 corners and an eye 3+1=4.

    • Lisandro O Oocks

      Aight!.. BATTERY: battery

      duh

  • Kean

    I think I’ve seen this tablet somewhere before…

  • Scott Niemczyk

    These should be priced at 100, 150 and 200. But knowing Samsung they’ll add 100 to whatever we think it should be priced at

    • Carlos David

      Lol exactly. At my store the tab 3 is still 199.99. That thing is garbage.

  • Ben Edwards

    Wasn’t the Tab 3 range announced not that long ago, but with better specs?

  • Renu Bisht

    Samsung chooses nice day to releases this tablets, this is called a smart marketing strategy to grab a lot of attention.

    http://www.techgreet.com/samsung-introduces-galaxy-tab4-range-tablets/

  • DuG

    I think I’ll save my coin for the lenovo yoga 10 HD+ that’s about to release

  • tony solinan

    am subscribed to AA,newsletter, I also have the app,and all Android apps,so
    I’m Irish, so why is this Competition is Russia+UK,only in Europe,? its a joke!

  • sadrax

    Oh god, why is it so lame????

  • WestFiasco

    Group play was something you all were glad to see ?