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Samsung takes the wraps off Galaxy Tab 4 tablets

Samsung has officially announced a trio of new slates, which will comprise its new Galaxy Tab 4 range. Not that this is any great surprise, though, as these models were leaked back in February.

The new Tab 4 will come in 7in, 8in and 10.1in models, with a 1280 X 800 resolution and 1.2GHz quad-core CPU, as was previously predicted. The display resolution is disappointing for a contemporary tablet – particularly with the 10.1in model, which is going to look pretty darn blocky in comparison to rival slates these days.

Samsung boasts that the new tablets will have a premium look and feel, and they'll be nice and light to carry around, as well. They will carry all the usual Samsung services, including WatchON, Group Play and Samsung Link (for sharing content across devices).

Other specs include Android 4.4 on board, 1.5GB of RAM, and 16GB of storage (with an 8GB option on the smallest 7in model), along with microSD support for expansion. LTE versions will be available, but there's no support for 802.11ac Wi-Fi.

We still can't get over Samsung sticking to the same display resolution as with the Galaxy Tab 3, though (and it seemed dated back then). We can only hope this is a decision to bring the price down – the price tags of these slates are yet to be confirmed, but should be soon, as they're due to start rolling out later this month.