April Fools’ Day isn’t an occasion most companies would choose to make official product announcements, but it seems Samsung isn’t keen on following the crowd when it comes to that trend. The Korean manufacturer has officially announced the Galaxy Tab4 series of tablets, which we’ve seen in a string of leaks in the past few weeks.
The Galaxy Tab4 lineup will be available 7-inch, 8-inch and 10.1-inch varieties, and each tablet is as mid-range as they come today. Each is powered by a 1.2GHz quad-core processor coupled with 1.5GB of RAM and runs on Android 4.4 KitKat with the usual Samsung features including Multi Window and WatchON. All three tablets have mostly the same spec sheets – each includes a 3-megapixel rear camera, 1.3-megapixel front-facing camera, and 16GB of storage expandable via a microSD slot (the 7-inch model also comes in 8GB flavor). Where they differ is in battery capacity – a 4,450 mAh unit powers the 8-inch model, while the 10.1-inch model sports a 6,800 mAh battery.
The Galaxy Tab4 series will be available in Wi-Fi, HSPA+ and LTE variants sometime in Q2 this year, in black and white color options. Pricing information wasn’t revealed, but you can expect all three slates to be quite affordable, especially when compared to the Galaxy TabPRO series of high-end tablets.