Samsung’s New Galaxy Tab 4 Family Is Official


We decided to ignore Samsung’s April Fools’ Day announcement for Galaxy Fingers, the South Korean company’s “first wearable glove.” But we won’t ignore its official unveiling of the new Galaxy Tab 4 family.

Like last year’s lineup, it includes three tablets in 7-, 8-, and 10.1-inch options — all of which sport a new design and all-new internals.

As expected, the Galaxy Tab 4 range takes a lot of design cues from the Galaxy Note 3, with slimmer bezels and sharper, squarer corners. Each tablet is thinner and lighter than its predecessor, and they all run Android 4.4 KitKat with Samsung’s latest TouchWiz user interface.

Despite being different sizes, all three Galaxy Tab 4 slates have the same 1280×800 WXGA resolution, with a 16:10 aspect ratio. Of course, that means the smaller the device, the greater the number of pixels-per-inch. They’re similar in other areas, too.

The Galaxy Tab 4 10.1 is powered by a 1.2GHz quad-core processor, 1.5GB of RAM, and 16GB of internal storage. There’s also a microSD card slot, a 3-megapixel rear-facing camera, a 1.3-megapixel front-facing camera, and Bluetooth 4.0 connectivity.

The Galaxy Tab 4 8.0 is almost exactly the same — with the same processor, RAM, storage, and cameras. The biggest difference, then, is in size. While the 10.1-inch tablet measures 243.4 x 176.4 x 7.95 mm and weighs 487 grams, the 8-inch model measures 124.0 x 210.0 x 7.95 mm and weighs 320 grams.

The 10.1-inch model also has a larger 6,800mAh battery, while the 8-inch model has a 4,450mAh battery. Both have GPS and will be available with Wi-Fi or Wi-Fi with LTE.

The Galaxy Tab 4 7.0 has the same processor and internals as the larger models, but there will be an 8GB storage option alongside the 16GB model. Its microSD card slot also differs slightly depending on which variant you go for.

If you choose the Wi-Fi only model, it will support 32GB microSD cards, while the LTE version supports 64GB cards. The Galaxy Tab 4 7.0 measures 107.9 x 186.9 x 9 mm and weighs 276 grams.

Samsung says all three tablets will go on sale later this year in black and white, but pricing is still to be confirmed.