More of the same: Samsung announces mediocre Galaxy Tab 4

More of the same: Samsung announces mediocre Galaxy Tab 4Samsung has officially outed its fourth generation Galaxy Tab, sticking with the same three size options as the current model as expected but dusting up the specs and trimming the overall size and weight.

That's the good news. The bad news is the Galaxy Tab 4 looks about as underwhelming in 2014 as its predecessor was a year ago.

That may sound harsh, but it remains a mystery how Samsung can produce some of the best and most popular smartphones on the planet, yet can't come up with a tablet alternative worth getting even a little excited about.

As before, you have a trio of models to choose from – the Galaxy Tab 4 10.1, the Galaxy Tab 4 8.0 and the Galaxy Tab 4 7.0 – and as suggested by leaked image renders over the past week, they're a touch lighter than the models they replace, mainly due to a slimmed down bezel around the display.

All three offer the same 1280 x 800 display resolution and for the most part the same specs on the inside too.

In terms of specifics, you're looking at a 1.2GHz quad-core processor, 1.5GB of RAM and 16GB of storage, 1.3MP/3MP cameras and Android 4.4 KitKat. There will be an entry-level 8GB Galaxy Tab 4 7.0 too, and just like last year you'll be able to pick up 4G variants of all three models.

Your choice of colours only extends as far as black or white, and Samsung is promising the Galaxy Tab 4 will be available to buy sometime before the end of Q2. There's nothing yet on how much they will cost, but we'd say Samsung will need to get a fair bit under the £150 to stand any chance of selling its latest tablet in decent numbers .

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NiemandMann  Apr. 25, 2014 at 19:53

I disagree with the post somewhat as the Tab line is supposed to be the low end of Samsung's Tablet Lineup. With the high end being the Pro line which are some of the best tablets around (If you put stock Android on it) I also like the note line as the sort of niche market lineup.

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