Samsung unveils next-generation Galaxy Tab4 tablet series

With the UK launch of the Samsung Galaxy S5 smartphone imminent, the Korean manufacturer has announced details of its new range of next-generation tablets – the Galaxy Tab4.

The new Tab4 series will be available worldwide this month in 10.1inches (above), 8in and 7in screen sizes – although UK availability and pricing are yet to be confirmed.

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All models have a WXGA display with 16:10 screen ratio, which Samsung claims will offer a "brilliant viewing experience while watching videos, playing games or reading digital contents".

Features include Group Play, to share and play music and documents with friends; Samsung Link, to share content across devices; and WatchON, which allows you watch TV shows/movies.

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In terms of specs, all three sizes will run on the Android 4.4 KitKat operating system and offer a 1.2GHz quad core processor under the cover, as well as 3-megapixel and 1.3MP cameras.

The 7in tablet (below) comes in wi-fi, 3G and wi-fi/3G/LTE models; the 8in version (above) will only come as an wi-fi/3G/LTE model and there will be wi-fi/3G and wi-fi/3G/LTE versions of the 10.1in.

Samsung says UK availability and pricing will be available in "due course" and models are available in either black or white finishes.

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by Pete Hayman

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Pete was content editor on What Hi-Fi?, overseeing production and publication of digital content. In creating and curating feature articles for web and print consumption, he provided digital and editorial expertise and support to help reposition What Hi-Fi? as a ‘digital-first’ title; reflecting the contemporary media trends. He is now a senior content strategist.