Sprint’s Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 7.0 will include Spark LTE capabilities


Today Sprint announced that it has teamed up with Samsung to develop a rather unique variant of the South Korean company’s most-recent tablet — the Galaxy Tab 4 7.0. What’s different about it? I hear you ask. Well, it’s the first slate on the market to feature support for the carrier’s tri-band Spark LTE technology, which guarantees users a significantly faster data transfer speed.

According to David Owens, the senior vice president of Product Development at Sprint, Samsung’s Galaxy Tab 4 fills the gap in the market for businesses and consumers to get things done when they’re on the go.

Owens says, “Students heading back to school will appreciate the ability to slip this slim tablet in their backpack without sacrificing the performance necessary to get school projects done, and businesses will appreciate being able to leave their laptop at the office without sacrificing the tools to get the job done.”

If you wish to purchase the slate and take advantage of Spark’s service, you will need to live in a city where it’s already deployed. Unfortunately, there are only 27 markets currently in the United States that have support for the technology, including Chicago, Miami, Los Angeles, Orlando, Philadelphia and Utah, but Sprint promises that 100 million Americans will have access to this feature by the end of 2014.

The Galaxy Tab 4 7.0 will be available from a bunch of Sprint’s bricks-and-mortar stores or from its online portal starting Friday, August 15 and will set you back $299 plus an additional data plan priced at $10 for 100MB, $14.99 for 1GB, $34.99 for 3GB, $49.99 for 6GB, $79.99 for 12GB and $109.99 for 30GB per month.

Will you be picking one up? Be sure to let us know in the comments section down below.