Earlier this month Samsung quietly took the wraps off its new lower-end Galaxy Tab 4 series, which includes three models: 7.0, 8.0 and 10.1. At the time, all we knew for sure is that the tablet series would start shipping in the U.S. during Q2 of this year. Today Samsung revealed that all three models will go on sale beginning on May 1st.
The Galaxy Tab 4 models will be available through major retailers such as Amazon and Best Buy and are to be priced at $199.99 for the 7-incher, $269.99 for 8-inches and $349.99 for the 10.1-inch model. For those interested in getting the tablet directly from Samsung, the Korean giant will open up pre-orders on April 24th.
As for the specs that power the Tab 4 series? All three models run on a quad-core 1.2GHz processor with 1.5GB RAM. Other specs include 16GB storage, microSD, a 3MP front cam, a 1.3MP back cam and Android 4.4 KitKat. Where the devices differ is in battery and screen size.
All models have a resolution of 1280×720, though the screen sizes are obviously different. In terms of battery, the Tab 4 7.0 offers 4000 mAh, with the 7.0 and 10.1-inch models packing 4450 and 6800 mAh respectively.
Now let’s be honest, the Tab 4 series is far from impressive, but we do admit that the pricing seems fair enough. For Samsung fans looking for a budget option, the Tab 4 line could certainly fit the bill. Those who don’t mind deviating from Samsung may want to also consider other popular budget devices like the Nexus 7 2013, instead.[press] RIDGEFIELD PARK, N.J. — April 23, 2014 — Samsung Electronics America, Inc. today introduced three new tablets as part of the Galaxy Tab line. The 7-, 8-, and 10.1-inch Galaxy Tab 4 tablets offer a variety of screen-size options, providing various form factors to meet the needs of consumers and businesses alike. The Wi-Fi-enabled Galaxy Tab 4 portfolio, featuring a lightweight profile with thin bezels and a textured backing, will be available in the U.S. beginning May 1, with pre-orders starting tomorrow.
“This latest addition to Samsung’s Galaxy Tab family combines versatility with value,” said Michael Abary, senior vice president of mobile computing, Samsung Electronics America. “The HD display, multitasking capabilities and easy sharing features make the Galaxy Tab 4 a great fit for both consumers and businesses.”
With its HD display, the Galaxy Tab 4 makes a great entertainment companion for the whole family. Multi User Mode lets each member of the family make the Tab 4 their own with private, customizable profiles. Kids Mode allows parents to set limits for their children, restricting accessible apps and managing length of play.
Content You Want
Samsung continues to partner with leading news, productivity and entertainment sources to provide premium content for the Galaxy Tab 4. With Galaxy Perks, consumers have access to popular and best-selling news, social media, and cloud storage applications including: Google Play, Dropbox, Sirius XM and Audible.com. For more information, visit www.samsung.com/us/galaxyperks.
Preloaded apps like Netflix and WatchOn instantly make the Galaxy Tab 4 perfect for viewing content and managing your entertainment.
Ready to Work
Whether in-the-field, at home or at the office, the Tab 4 7.0, 8.0, and 10.1 keep users connected securely, with built-in features that support enterprise-grade VPN, corporate email, on-device encryption and scalable mobile device management. The Galaxy Tab 4 lineup gives users the portability and performance they need to work on the go. Powerful quad-core processors and Samsung’s innovative Multi Window functionality provide multitasking capabilities, enabling users to simultaneously view two apps at once and drag and drop content with ease.
The Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 line will be offered in a choice of black or white. The new tablets will be available for purchase from major retailers nationwide on May 1 with pre-sales beginning April 24 at Samsung.com, Amazon.com, Best Buy, Fry’s, Office Depot, OfficeMax, PC Richard and Son, Sears, and Tiger Direct. AT&T will offer the 4G LTE Galaxy Tab 4 this summer. Sprint will offer the 4G LTE Galaxy Tab 4 7.0 this summer. T-Mobile will offer the 4G LTE Galaxy Tab 4 8.0 this summer. Verizon Wireless will offer the 4G LTE Galaxy Tab 4 8.0 and 10.1 this summer.
The Wi-Fi enabled Galaxy Tab 4 7.0, 8.0, and 10.1 will be priced at $199.99, $269.99 and $349.99, respectively.