Hot on the heels of leaked images claiming to be the Galaxy Tab 4 7.0, shots apparently showing the larger Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 10.1 have now popped up online. The source is the same, with evleaks supposedly revealing the tablet in its black and white variants – although apart from the name there’s little else to go. We already know that Samsung has a trio of new tablets on the way after it accidentally leaked the 7-, 8- and 10.1-inch versions on its Gear Fit compatibility page. If the images are to be believed then the Galaxy Tab 4 10.1 isn’t going to look a great deal different to its predecessor, although there are a few subtle changes.
For starters, the touch sensitive menu key to the left of the physical home button appears to have been changed to the Android multi-tasking logo. Above the display there seems to be a front-facing camera on the white version, but no secondary sensors dot which is on the Tab 3 10.1. That black variant only has the Samsung logo, but we’d be surprised if this was the case come launch. It also sports the white battery and clock icons in the notification bar, which is a clear nod towards the Galaxy Tab 4 10.1 running Android 4.4 KitKat - although you can be sure that Samsung’s TouchWiz overlay will be slapped on top. Both shots have Thursday April 24 on the lock screens, which could be a hint towards the Galaxy Tab 4 10.1 release date and it’s the same date we saw on the Galaxy Tab 4 7.0 leaks. Now go check out our Samsung Galaxy Tab Pro 8.4 review.
The Samsung Galaxy Tab Pro 8.4 takes many of the stylistic cues and components from that super-sized powerhouse and packages it in a decidedly more compact and versatile shell. The result is one of Samsung’s best tablets to date. The spec list reveals several areas in which the Samsung Galaxy Tab Pro 8.4 might excel. Its 8.4-inch LCD display isn’t just bigger than the 7.9-inch iPad mini 2, it’s also sharper, with a 2560 x 1600 resolution. Samsung has gone with a quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 CPU, clocked at 2.3GHz. I’ll discuss this processor choice a little later. This is backed by 2GB of RAM. In addition to internal storage of either 16GB or 32GB, Samsung has also included a microSD slot for up to 64GB of additional capacity – something no iPad has ever offered.
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Add in an 8MP camera, and you’ll see that this is clearly a tablet operating at the top end of the spectrum. The question, as with any Samsung tablet, is how all of these impressive components hang together. Samsung has stuck with the same design language we’ve seen in pretty much all of its larger devices, starting with the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 and moving right up to the Samsung Galaxy Note Pro 12.2. You get the same straight edges, tightly curved corners and dead-flat surfaces. Unfortunately, you also get the same choice of materials. The Samsung Galaxy Tab Pro 8.4′s all-glass front feels fine, but the metal-effect plastic rim and faux-leather back (complete with stitching effect) ensure that the predominant impression is one of cheapness.