Earlier this year, Samsung finally launched some high-end Galaxy Tabs. But that doesn't mean the company is going to turn its back on the mid-range. Today the company officially announced the 2014 versions of its not-so-top-of-the-line tablet series, the Galaxy Tab 4.
The Galaxy Tab 4 series will come in 7-in, 8-in, and 10.1-in models, aptly branded as the Galaxy Tab 4 7.0, Galaxy Tab 4 8.0, and Galaxy Tab 4 10.1. The biggest compromise here is probably their 1280 x 800 screens. On the 10.1-in model, that comes out to a mere 150 pixels per inch (PPI) – a far cry from the sharp 299 PPI screen found on its high-end equivalent, the Galaxy Tab Pro 10.1.
All four members of the Galaxy Tab 4 series run non-descript quad core processors clocked at 1.2 GHz, and appear to take on Samsung's new build material of choice, faux leather. They do ship with the latest version of Android, 4.4 KitKat, with Samsung's customary bag of TouchWiz tricks plastered on top.
Samsung hasn't announced any pricing for the new models, but we wouldn't be shocked if they carried the same price points that last year's Galaxy Tab 3 series launched with. That would be US$400 for the 10.1-in model, $300 for the 8-incher, and $200 for the 7-in Tab. Unless Samsung prices the 2014 models more aggressively, it will be hard to get too excited about these – not when higher-end tablets are hovering around those same price points.
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