Earlier in the month, Samsung released the new Galaxy Tab 4 series slates - 10.1 and 8.0-inch models, now the company has released a smaller 7.0-inch variant in to the market.
The compact Galaxy Tab 4 model packs pretty much same specifications seen inside its big-screen siblings sans the display and battery specifications. It sports a 7.0-inch WXGA (1280 x 800) HD TFT LCD screen and ships with Android's latest v4.4 KitKat OS out-of-the-box.
Under the hood, it houses 1.2GHz quad-core processor, 1.5GB RAM, 16GB inbuilt memory (expandable up to 32GB), a 3.0-megapixel fixed focus camera, a 1.3-megapixel snapper on the front and a 4,000 mAh battery.
With the release of Tab 4 7.0-inch slate, Samsung now houses a huge portfolio of tablets with varying size and price range. It sells devices in Galaxy Tab (2,3 and now 4), Galaxy Note (8.0, 10.1 ), Note Pro series (12.2 ) and Tab Pro series (8.4, 10.1, 12.2).
The new Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 has been made available at the popular e-commerce site, Flipkart for ₹17,825. The competitively priced Samsung slate will be up against the feature-rich Asus-Google Nexus 7 (2013 Edition) and the popular Apple iPad Mini (Wi-Fi only). Both the competitors come with similar specifications.
Key Specifications of Samsung Galaxy Tab4 7.0, Apple iPad Mini & Nexus 7 (2013 edition):
|Models||Galaxy Tab4 7.0 T231||Apple iPad Mini||Google-Asus Nexus 7|
|Display||7.0-inch WXGA (1280x800p) TFT LCD screen with 16:10 display ration||7.9-inch LED back-lit multi-touch display with 1024x768p resolutions and pixel density of 163 ppi and comes with finger-print resistant oleophobic coating||7.0-inch IPSLCD 10-finger capacitive touch screen with Full HD (1920x1200p)display resolutions, 178-degree viewing angles, anti-fingerprint technology, scratch resistant glass.|
|OS||Android v4.4 KitKat||Updated iOS v7.0.4 is available now||Android v4.3 Jelly Bean OS [KitKat update available]|
|Processor||1.2GHz quad-core CPU||Dual-core Apple A5 Chipset (with PowerVR SGX543MP)||Qualcomm Snapdragon quad-core processor (with Adreno 320 graphics engine)|
|RAM||1.5GB||512MB||2GB DDR3LM RAM|
|Storage||8GB/16GB, expandable up to 32GB – 3G/Wi-FiUp to 64GB for LTE variant||16GB (no microSD card slot)||16GB & 32GB|
|Camera||Main: 3.0-megapixel camera with fixed focus
Front: 1.3-megapixel camera
|Main: iSight 5.0-megapixel camera with 5-element lens, f/2.4 aperture, HDR photos, full HD video recording capability
Front: 1.2-megapixel camera with HD (720p) video recording, face-detection
|Main: 5.0-megapixel camera
Front: 1.2-megapixel camera
|Battery||4,000 mAh||4,440mAh (Li-Po), Up to 10 hours surfing web on Wi-Fi||1-cell Lithium-Polymer battery|
|variants||Wi-Fi only, Wi-Fi +3G,||Wi-Fi and 3G SIM models||Wi-Fi only (16GB/32GB) and LTE model (only 32GB)|
|Add-ons||Wi-Fi (802.11 a/b/g/n), Wi-Fi Direct, Bluetooth v4.0, microSD card, GPS, GLONASS, USB v2.0, ChatON, Voice Call, MultiWindow, HW Key, Samsung Kies, Samsung Apps,Group Play (D/L), Samsung Link (D/L)||Wi-Fi (802.11 a/b/g/n; dual band: 2.4GHz & 5GHz ), , Bluetooth v4.0,||Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, USB v2.0,GPS enable with Google Maps, internal speakers|
|Dimensions||186.9 x 107.9 x 9.0 mm||200.0 x 134.7 x 7.2 mm||~200.6 x 114.3 x 7.6 mm|
|Weight||276 g||308 g||~318 g|
Specifications of Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 variants- 8.0-inch and 10.1-inch variants:
|Models||Galaxy Tab4 8.0||Galaxy Tab4 10.1|
|Display||8.0-inch WXGA (1280x800p) TFT LCD screen with 16:10 display ration||10.1-inch WXGA (1280x800) TFT LCD screen with 16:10 display ration|
|OS||Android v4.4 KitKat||Android v4.4 KitKat|
|Processor||1.2GHz quad-core CPU||1.2GHz quad-core CPU|
|Storage||16GB, (expandable up to 64GB)||16GB (expandable up to 64GB)|
|Camera||Main: 3.0-megapixel camera
|Main: 3.0-megapixel camera with fixed focus
Front: 1.3-megapixel camera
|Battery||4,450 mAh||6,800 mAh|
|variants||Wi-Fi only, Wi-Fi +3G, Wi-Fi+ LTE (Cat.4)||Wi-Fi only, Wi-Fi +3G, Wi-Fi+ LTE (Cat.4)|
|Add-ons||Wi-Fi (802.11 a/b/g/n), Wi-Fi Direct, Bluetooth v4.0, microSD card, GPS, GLONASS, USB v2.0, ChatON, Voice Call, MultiWindow, HW Key, Samsung Kies, Samsung Apps,Group Play (D/L), Samsung Link (D/L)||Wi-Fi (802.11 a/b/g/n), Wi-Fi Direct, Bluetooth v4.0, microSD card, GPS, GLONASS, USB v2.0, ChatON, Voice Call, MultiWindow, HW Key, Samsung Kies, Samsung Apps,Group Play (D/L), Samsung Link (D/L)|
|Dimensions||210.0 x 124.0 x 7.95 mm||243.0 x 176.0 x 7.95 mm|
|Weight||320 g||487 g|