Samsung and Barnes & Noble have teamed up to create the Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 Nook, expected to launch later this month, Here's everything you need to know about the Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 Nook release date, price and specs UK. Also see: What's the best tablet 2014
Samsung and Barnes & Noble announced their partnership in June, with the aim of creating "co-branded Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 Nook tablets that feature the award-winning Barnes & Noble digital reading experience. Also see: Best Android tablets 2014
"The co-branded devices will combine popular Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 hardware with customized Nook software to give customers powerful, full-featured tablets that are designed for reading, with easy access to Barnes & Noble’s expansive digital collection of more than three million books, leading magazines and newspapers." (Indeed, you can pick up a copy of PC Advisor at the Nook store.)
Although this makes it sound as though we should expect more than one Galaxy Tab 4 Nook device, only a 7in Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 Nook has been confirmed for an August release.
Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 Nook release date UK
A Samsung and Barnes & Noble joint event announcing the Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 Nook is to be held in New York on 20 August.
The Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 Nook is expected to hit the shop shelves immediately, and Barnes & Noble will sell it through its own stores and e-shop in the US in August.
It has yet to be confirmed whether the Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 Nook will make its way to the UK, although we see no reason why it shouldn't. We'll update you on this as soon as new details emerge.
Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 Nook price UK
The standard Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 costs £159, and we fail to see why adding Nook software to it would bump up the price. If anything, Barnes & Noble could reduce the price in an effort to persuade customers to buy the Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 Nook over the standard version.
Over in the US the Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 costs $319.
Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 Nook specs
Samsung and Barnes & Noble clearly believe the announcement of the Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 Nook is worthy of an event, which has led many industry commenters to suggest we may see some changes in its spec.
If that were true, Samsung would most likely change the name to avoid confusion with the standard Samsung Galaxy Tab 4. We suspect the only significant difference will be that the Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 Nook runs a custom version of Android that is primed for book lovers.
Assuming the Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 Nook will have the same spec as the Samsung Galaxy Tab 4, it will be a 7in-screen tablet with a 1280x800-pixel resolution and 16M colours. It will run on a 1.2GHz quad-core processor with 1.5GB of RAM and 8GB of storage, plus support for MicroSD (up to 32GB).
The standard Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 features a 3Mp rear camera and 1.3Mp front-facing webcam, with the former capable of 720p video recording at 30fps.
Connectivity stretches to dual-band 802.11a/b/g/n Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4, Wi-Fi Direct, GPS and Glonass.
The Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 measures 186.9x9x107.9mm and weighs 276g. Part of this weight comes from the 4000mAh battery, claimed to allow for up to 10 hours of video, 190 hours of audio, or 10 hours of internet usage. However, running a custom version of Android rather than standard KitKat these figures could be affected.