Samsung’s oft-rumored future Galaxy Tabs sporting Super AMOLED displays are likely inching closer to their formal debuts, with various form factors ranging from 7 to 10.5 inches.
Prepare to be confused. It’s only been a couple of months since Samsung introduced the Galaxy Tab Pros and Note Pro, yet new additions to the slate roster may break cover over the next few weeks. Meet the Galaxy Tab 4 series, consisting of the SM-T230, SM-T700 and SM-T800.
The first is the only one lacking a clear Tab Pro correspondent, though in many ways, it’s similar to the Tab 3 Lite. It’s also a little too low-end to warrant the using of an AMOLED panel, but hey, whatever works for Samsung probably works for the company’s fans.
Spotted receiving Bluetooth SIG’s stamp of approval, the GTab 4 7.0 packs a quad-core 1.2 GHz chip in Wi-Fi-only and 3G-enabled variations, and a slightly superior 1.4 GHz processor when accommodating 4G LTE speeds.
The display resolution is fairly run-of-the-mill, at 1,280 x 800 pixels, but on the software side of things, you get Android 4.4 KitKat out the box, which is definitely a plus.
Also running KitKat (duh), the higher-end Tab 4 8.4 and Tab 4 10.5 are almost carbon copies of the Tab Pro 8.4 and 10.1, according to data pulled from GFX Bench. Not that we mind. There’s still a shortage of top-level Android slates around, so a pair with 2,560 x 1,600 pix res AMOLED screens, octa-core Exynos 5 CPUs, hexa-core ARM Mali GPUs, 3 and 2 GB RAM, and 7 MP/2 MP dual cameras is more than welcomed.
Just don’t charge an arm and a leg for the two, Samsung, okay? It’d be nice if they were a wee bit different from their Pro-branded cousins too. You know, maybe you can tweak the designs a little, up the battery capacity ante or something.