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Galaxy Tab 4 Family Hits the U.S. on May 1

by Jacob Kleinman | April 23, 2014April 23, 2014 10:00 am PST

Samsung’s latest batch of tablets, the Galaxy Tab 4 7.0, 8.0, and 10.1, will hit the U.S. on May 1, the company announced today, though you can pre-order any of the Android slates starting tomorrow. Wi-Fi-only models start at $199.99, $269.99 and $349.99 for the 7, 8 and 10.1-inch tablets respectively, while LTE versions will be available from all four major U.S. carriers this summer.

All three of Samsung’s new tablets run Android 4.4 and offer similar specs, including a 1.2GHz quad-core processor, a 3-megapixel rear camera, a 1.3-megapixel front-facing shooter, 1.5GB of RAM, 16GB of storage with microSD support and a display resolution of 1290 x 800 pixels. Besides the screen size, the only major difference between these devices is their batteries. The smallest model offers a 4000mAh battery, while the 8-inch slate packs a 4,450mAh battery and the Tab 4 10.1 boasts a 6,800mAh battery.

Samsung’s Tab 4 lineup offers some perfectly nice Android slates, though we wouldn’t necessarily rush to pre-order one tomorrow. There are plenty of other options available today, with more tablets expected later this year including a fresh crop of iPads and Samsung’s rumored 10.5-inch AMOLED slate. Then again, if you’re looking for an affordable slate the Tab 4 series should serve you well.

Jacob Kleinman

Jacob Kleinman has been working as a journalist online and in print since he arrived at Wesleyan University in 2007. After graduating, he took a...