It was just the other day that Samsung officially announced the different Galaxy Tab 4 range, which included 7, 8 and 10-inch variants, and it would seem that Samsung’s latest range of entry-level tablets are getting ever closer to becoming available to the general public. At least in Europe anyway, because the Dutch retailer Tabletcenter has put up a pre-order page on its site along with specifications and pricing. Apart from offering a different screen size, the entire range share the same set of lower-end specifications which include ta quad-core Snapdragon 400 clocked at 1.2Ghz, 1.5GB of Ram, 16GB of internal storage along with MicroSD support. The Galaxy Tab 4 range have displays with 800 x 1280 resolutions, and run on Android version 4.4 from the start. There are WiFi and 3G/4G equipped versions of each of the devices
So the level of hardware isn’t exactly impressive, but maybe the pricing will make up for that? Well, I wouldn’t get your hopes up too much. The Tab 4 7-inch WiFi comes in at €199 ($274). Thats not exactly cheap or value for money, on either side of the pond. Considering that you can often manage to procure a new 2013 Nexus 7 for the same amount. The 8-inch version is priced at €269 ($369) and the 10-inch WiFi costs €349 ($478). Finally, the 10-inch with LTE carries a whopping €469 ($643) pricetag. Ouch! Those are some breathtaking numbers considering that you are getting an entry-level tablet in return. Granted, considering that the WiFi version of the 7-inch Galaxy Tab 3 can be found for $130 on Amazon, it’s unlikely that the Tab 4 range will stay at these prices for long. And it has to be remembered that these are pre-order prices on one site, so (hopefully) it’s quite likely that when it is more commonly available the Tab 4 will be more affordable.
If you are in the market for an entry-level tablet, does the Galaxy Tab 4 range tick any boxes for you? Do you think they offer value for money at their current prices? If not, what sort of price level would convince you to pull the trigger? Let us know in the comments or via our Google Plus page.