It’s be nearly a year since the Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 7.0 was first announced, bringing us a modest entry-level tablet powered by a dual-core 1.2Ghz CPU with just 1GB of RAM. So when we’ll we see a sequel to the tablet? Although we don’t know for sure just yet, based on an increasing number of leaks and rumors surrounding the device, we’d say the wait shouldn’t be a long one.
Just last month, rumors started floating around regarding the Tab 4 line-up’s specs, and just two weeks ago the 10.1-inch Tab 4 was spotted as it passed through the FCC. Now we’re also getting our first look at the 7-inch version of the device, thanks to two new press renders from @evleaks.
The Galaxy Tab 4 7.0 ditches the larger bezels of its predecessor in favor of a body that strongly resembles the Galaxy S5. It also appears to feature a multi-tasking button, like the GS5. Looking closely at the images, it appears that the black model features an earpiece, meaning that a model with voice calling support might be in the works.
As for what the tablet will bring to the table, the rumor mills claims the device will feature a 1.4GHz Snapdragon 400 CPU with 1GB RAM. Other specs include 8GB storage, microSD, a 7-inch display with 1280×800 resolution, a 3MP rear cam, 1.3MP front cam, a 4450 mAh battery and Android 4.4 KitKat. For those looking for a larger display and slightly beefier specs, the Tab 4 series is expected to come in 8 and 10.1-inch variants as well.
The Galaxy Tab 4 series tablets aren’t much of an upgrade over the Tab 3 from the sounds of it, but they could still be more than capable as entry-level devices — at least if the price is right. For those looking for more power under the hood, Samsung will likely continue to push its TabPro and NotePro offerings.