Samsung is adding three new Android tablets to its 2014 lineup, and as expected the new Galaxy Tab4 line of tablets are aimed at folks who might not want to spend around $500 and up for a Galaxy Tab Pro.

The new models feature 7, 8, and 10.1 inch displays, low-to-mid range specs, and they’re expected to hit the streets in the second quarter of 2014. All three tablets will be available in black or white.

Samsung Galaxy Tab4 7.0

Samsung Galaxy Tab4 7.0

The smallest (and likely cheapest) model features a 7 inch, 1280 x 800 pixel display, a 1.2 GHz quad-core processor, Android 4.4 KitKat software, 1.5GB of RAM, and 8GB to 16GB of storage.

Samsung also includes a microSD card slot. Interestingly the WiFi-only or 3G versions of this tablet will support up to 32GB of removable storage, while an LTE model will support up to 64GB.

Each model features a 3MP fixed-focus rear camera and 1.3MP front-facing camera, 802.11n WiFi, WiFi Direct, Bluetooth 4.0, and GPS.

While Samsung isn’t saying exactly which quad-core processor the tablet will feature, leaked benchmark results suggest it will be a Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 chip.

Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 8.0

This tablet has a larger screen, but the rest of the specs are virtually identical to those for the 7 inch tablet.

samsung galaxy tab4 8.0

One difference is that the 8 inch tablet will ship standard with 16GB of storage and a microSD card slot for up to 64GB of additional space (on all models).

The Galaxy Tab4 8.0 features an 8 inch, 1280 x 800 pixel display, a 4450mAh battery, and it will be available in WiFi-only, 3G, and LTE models.

Samsung Galaxy Tab4 10.1

The largest member of the family has a 10.1 inch, 1280 x 800 pixel display… and the rest of the specs are pretty much the same as those for the 8 inch model, including screen resolution.

samsung galaxy tab4 10.1

One difference is the the larger screen can be a bit of an energy hog, so the Samsung Galaxy Tab4 10.1 will have a larger 6800mAh battery.

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16 replies on “Samsung introduces Galaxy Tab4 lineup”

  1. Low spec AND I expect them to be the, as usual with Samsung, relatively expensive. There pretty out of touch with the market now.

    1. In part, they’re able to charge their “relatively expensive” prices, because with Samsung’s tablets, you’re pretty much guaranteed a certain minimum level of reliability, touch accuracy and functionality.

      I’m not saying their prices are fair or that there aren’t other manufacturer’s tablets that work just as well and cost less.

      Its just the work of finding out those details, something which a lot of people don’t do; instead, they just pay extra and simply follow the biggest brand.

      And there are a few things I appreciate about Samsung: they always include a micro SD card and at least in their phones, you can still carry several batteries.

  2. 1280×800. Please stop already. Borderline on a 7 inch, certainly not on 8 or 10 inchers.

    And yes tpy, also waiting for a better Note 8, hopefully with a hi res screen.

    It’s 2014 already. A maker of Samsung’s caliber should not be introducing new tablets at less than 1920×1080.

    1. These aren’t pro tablets, these are the budget models!… Samsung’s Galaxy Tab Pro 10.1 model, for example, has 2560 x 1600 Pixel resolution!… Besides, there’s a lot more to screen resolution than just the resolution, it can be 4k and still look terrible if the other aspects of screen quality aren’t also good!

      1. lets see how ‘budget’ these are really going to be, before defending them 😉

        1. True, like many other big name companies Samsung often seems to charge as if their name on the product alone warrants a premium, but I’m not defending them, just correcting a mis-assumption, since these are what Samsung calls their budget models…

          Mainly, though, it just seems way too many people like to over simplify what determines a good screen and focus only on resolution when that’s a very subjective factor and ignores the other aspects of screen quality…

    2. Forget Samsung!

      To get a decent resolution, they want you to really pay for their ‘pro’ models.

      Check Huawei’s X1 instead: 1080p rez, almost no bezel and full phone functionality, high quality metal build too.

  3. Samsung is really going to lose the 7-8 inch market this time around. If I want a screen resolution higher than 1280×800, I have to spend $399 on a Tab pro 8.4? Wow, where is the next Note 8.0 going to land in this in this price scheme? The Tab4 7 is going to need to be priced below $200 to convince me not to buy a Nexus 7.

    1. Shouldn’t really compare to a Nexus… Google doesn’t need to make profit on the hardware, but companies like Samsung do… So they’re not going to be matching a Nexus for lowest hardware prices for given specs… While even Google’s hardware partners rely on methods like charging more for higher storage capacity to get the profits they need… really, it doesn’t cost $50 or more to double the storage capacity on these things… and no SD card reader on a Nexus means more people are likely to pay the extra for the added storage, similar to Apple’s model but they charge $100 for each doubling of capacity and you easily wind up paying more than even a Core i5 tablet, like the Surface Pro 2, would cost for a iPad Air with 64-128GB… Anyway, keep in mind you give up some privacy with Google/Nexus and the added costs are basically hidden and taken from you in different ways…

      1. Google makes a profit on Nexus 4, 5, 7, etc. hardware sales. Not as much as Apple or Samsung, but they do. And what are the “added” and “hidden” costs with Nexus? Please enlighten us………

        1. No, Google leaves the bulk of device sale profit to their partners who actually make them!

          Google’s profits are primary via their services and things like ad revenue… Google even makes more profit from iOS than from Android!

          Really, look it up…

        2. Nexus Hidden Costs:

          The Google mandated lack of microSD slots to force you to store your stuff in the cloud. There’s your hidden cost:
          – having to pay extra for a unit with more built in storage,
          – having to replace it sooner cause you can’t upgrade storage
          – paying high data fees to stream your own music to yourself from google’s servers, just so they can keep tabs on every single thing you do. (together with the NSA, the other 9 spook agencies in the U.S., the German BKA, the British secret service etc etc)

      2. I don’t early care about how much profit anyone makes. I am a consumer, and I will buy the best product for my money. And I don’t need to use anyone’s cloud, I have my own.

        1. It does matter, whatever device you get you’re buying into the product ecosystem and investing your time and money!

          Whether you notice how or where you’re invested helps properly judge the worth of that investment to you…

          And no, setting up your own cloud doesn’t remove all the ways you become invested in a particular product… though, in Google’s case it does help reduce it… but things like the Nexus not offering a SD card shows there are multiple aspects of a device you have to pay attention to in order to properly compare what you’re getting for your money…

          Sure, some aspects will matter more than others to you but unless you’re aware of all of them then it’s hard to really tell if you’re really getting the best device for you or just one that has a feature you like but may fall short in other aspects…

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