Samsung Announces Galaxy Tab 4 Tablet Line

On Wednesday, Samsung Electronics unveiled three Galaxy Tab 4 tablets in 7-inch, 8-inch and 10.1-inch form factors. All three feature thin bezels, a textured backing, and a lightweight profile. They also provide a Multi User Mode so that each user has their own customizable profile, and a Kids Mode so that parents can set limits for their children.

"This latest addition to Samsung's Galaxy Tab family combines versatility with value," said Michael Abary, senior vice president of mobile computing, Samsung Electronics America. "The HD display, multitasking capabilities and easy sharing features make the Galaxy Tab 4 a great fit for both consumers and businesses."

All three tablets come pre-loaded with entertainment apps like Netflix and WatchOnly, as well as Google Play, Dropbox, Sirius XM and Audible.com. The tablets are also ready for the work environment, providing built-in features that support enterprise-grade VPN corporate email, on-device encryption and scalable mobile device management.

The three new tablets will be offered in black and white models, and share some of the same hardware including the 1.2 GHz processor, 1.5 GB of RAM, a screen resolution of 1280 x 800, and Google's Android 4.4 "KiKat" operating system. Here are the specs and the cost (Wi-Fi only) of each:

Galaxy Tab 4 (10.1) ($349.99)
Network: 4G LTE & Wi-Fi-only
Processor: 1.2 GHz Quad-core
Display: 10-inch WXGA (1280 x 800)
OS: Android 4.4 (KitKat)
Camera / Flash: 3 MP Rear, 1.3 MP Front
Video: Recording/Playback: 720p/1080p at 30 fps
Audio: 3.5 mm Ear Jack, Stereo Speaker
Connectivity: Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, Wi-Fi Direct, BT4.0, USB2.0
GPS: GPS + GLONASS
Memory: 1.5 GB RAM
16 GB storage
Micro SD (up to 64 GB)
Dimension / Weight: 243.4 x 176.4 x 7.95 mm, 487g
Battery: 6,800 mAh

Galaxy Tab 4 (8.0) ($269.99)
Network: 4G LTE & Wi-Fi-only
Processor: 1.2 GHz Quad-core
Display: 8-inch WXGA (1280 x 800)
OS: Android 4.4 (KitKat)
Camera / Flash:  3 MP Rear, 1.3 MP Front
Video Recording/Playback: 720p/1080p at 30 fps
Audio: 3.5 mm Ear Jack, Stereo Speaker
Connectivity: Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, Wi-Fi Direct, BT4.0, USB2.0
GPS: GPS + GLONASS
Memory: 1.5 GB RAM
16 GB storage
Micro SD (up to 64 GB)
Dimension / Weight: 124.0 x 210.0 x 7.95 mm, 320g
Battery: 4,450 mAh

Galaxy Tab 4 (7.0) ($199.99)
Network: 4G LTE & Wi-Fi-only
Processor: 1.2 GHz Quad-core
Display: 7-inch WXGA (1280 x 800)
OS: Android 4.4 (KitKat)
Camera / Flash: 3 MP Rear, 1.3 MP Front
Video Recording/Playback: 720p/1080p at 30 fps
Audio: 3.5 mm Ear Jack, Stereo Speaker
Connectivity: Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, Wi-Fi Direct, BT4.0, USB2.0
GPS: GPS + GLONASS
Memory: 1.5 GB RAM
8/16 GB storage
micro SD (up to 32 GB) - Wi-Fi
micro SD (up to 64 GB) - 4G LTE
Dimension / Weight: 107.9 x 186.9 x 9 mm, 276g
Battery: 4,000 mAh

The new tablets will be available for purchase from major retailers nationwide on May 1 with pre-sales beginning today, April 24. This summer, AT&T will offer the 4G LTE Galaxy Tab 4; Sprint will offer the 4G LTE Galaxy Tab 4 7.0; T-Mobile will offer the 4G LTE Galaxy Tab 4 8.0; and Verizon Wireless will offer the 4G LTE Galaxy Tab 4 8.0 and 10.1.

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