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With just days away until Samsung Unpacked, the Korean smart phone maker could be unveiling “One More Thing”. We know that Samsung will be launching its Galaxy Note 5 and Galaxy S6 edge+, but a recent teaser suggests that there will be a third device to be announced as well.
When iOS 8 was announced, continuity was one of its key features allowing seamless transition across its family of products. This means you can be browsing a web page or working on a document on a Mac, and you can continue from where you’ve left on your iPad or iPhone and vice versa.
Samsung now has also introduced something similar to Apple and it is called Samsung Flow. It works across mode devices including smart watches, Galaxy smart phones, tablets, computers and even its Smart TVs. There are a 3 components for Samsung Flow – Transfer, Defer and Notify. Transfer is pretty straight forward as it pushes your current session onto your next device.
The galaxy is so vast and so is the number of tablets being offered by Samsung right now that it is hard to tell them apart. Don’t believe us? Try telling the 3 devices above apart. The first device is the Galaxy Tab 4 8.0 followed by the Galaxy TabPro 8.4 and the latest Galaxy Tab S 8.5. If you lose count, there are total of 9 Android tablets from 7.0″ to 12.2″ that’s being offered by Samsung and that’s excluding other non-mainstream models like the budget Galaxy Tab 3 Lite and Galaxy Tab Kids.
For your easy reference, check out our comparison table of the 4 Galaxy range after the break.
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Ok, this is not a joke. Samsung has announced its new Galaxy Tab 4 line up of tablets which comes with the typical sizes of 7.0″, 8.0″ and 10.1″. The front remains rather similar as before but they are thinner, lighter and has thinner bezels than the previous model. There’s also a home and capacitive buttons however the menu button is now swapped for a multi-tasking function which makes switching of apps quicker. The back features a rubbery texture-like design minus the usual thread stitching pattern that’s found on the recent Galaxy smart phone and tablets.
In terms of specs, all 3 models are running on a 1.2GHz Quad-Core processor with 1.5GB of RAM. Regardless of size, the display for the 3 models pushes a WVGA display of 1280×800. For taking pictures and selfies, there’s a 3MP rear camera and a front facing 1.3MP unit across the range. For on-board storage, the Tab 4 7.0″ has an option for 8GB and 16GB while the other 2 bigger sizes come with a single 16GB option. Like previous Galaxy Tabs, there’s a microSD slot for storage expansion. In terms of weight, the Galaxy Tab 4 7″, 8″ and 10.1″ are 276g, 320g and 487g respectively and both 8″ and 10.1″ versions are rather thin are just 7.95mm.
It will be available internationally in Q2 and comes with choice of Black and White colours. All 3 Tabs will have WiFi & 4G LTE variants but availability is subject to respective local markets.
Head after the break for full product shots of the Galaxy Tab 4 7″, 8″ and 10.1″.
Samsung is about to refresh its Galaxy Tab line up with its new 4th generation of tablets. Carrying the name Galaxy Tab 4, it comes with a choice of 7″, 8″ and 10.1″ sizes like its previous series. Thanks to @Evleaks, we have a clearer glimpse of the new 7″ version as pictured above. Like the new Galaxy NotePro tablets, they have replaced the menu button with a contextual one for faster switching of apps. Also visible is the earpiece speaker which allows you to use it for phone calls.
Earlier the Galaxy Tab 4 series was speculated to be announced during Mobile World Congress and now the date from the image above indicates that this could be happening next month on the 24th of April. Head after the break for another image along its speculated specs.
Another new year calls for another new line up of Galaxy Tablets. The Samsung Galaxy Tab series is expected to be refreshed again and now its purported Galaxy Tab 4.0 hardware specs have been leaked ahead of launch.
The new Galaxy Tabs comes with the common display sizes of 7″, 8″ and 10.1″ that pushes a standard resolution of 1280×800. On-board, it runs on the latest Android 4.4.2 KitKat and the processor gets an upgrade from dual-core previously to 1.2GHz Quad-core Processors for all 3 models.
For the Galaxy Tab 4.0 7-inch, the rumoured battery capacity is bumped up slightly to 4,450mAh. Meanwhile the Tab 4.0 8″-inch is listed with a massive 6,800mAh capacity that’s is similar to its 10.1-incher model.
In terms of camera, the Tab 4 10.1 is seen to have an upgrade with a 8MP main shooter and 2.0MP front facing camera while the other 2 smaller tablet sizes would settle for a modest 3MP main + 1.3MP front camera.
You can check out the rumoured specs of the Galaxy Tab 4.0 after the break with side by side comparison with the current Galaxy Tab 3.0 models.
Tablets are a good and convenient distraction for restless kids, that’s why you see more and more kids using tablets these days and Samsung believes that there is a big enough market that it has created an Android tablet designed specifically for kids.
The Galaxy Tab 3 Kids is based on the Galaxy Tab 3 but designed — both in hardware and software — for a much younger target audience in mind. The device gets a bright yellow shell casing with an orange rubber bumper that looks like it withstand many drops and bumps. As an option, Samsung also makes a matching prop stand with an integrated stylus for the device.
Being designed for kids the Tab 3 Kids get a pretty kiddish spec sheet as well. The 7-inch display pushes a lowly 1024×600 pixels (about 170ppi), there’s WiFi, Bluetooth, a 4,000mAh battery, a 3-megapixel rear camera and a 1.3-megapixel front camera. Powering the device is a 1.2GHz dual-core processor with 1GB of RAM. The kids also get Android 4.1 on top of a kid specific UI skin complete with its own app store. In addition to that there’s also a Time Management feature that allow parents to set usage time limits and automatically locks the device once the usage time is up.
The Galaxy Tab 3 Kids was first announced in late August of this year and Samsung will be introducing the device to the Malaysian market this week. Pricing details is not available at the moment but we’ll update this post when we get it.
This is the Galaxy Tab 3 Kids and as the name suggests, the tablet has a very specific target audience. Based on the Galaxy Tab 3, the Tab 3 Kids gets a bright yellow shell protected by an orange rubber bumper that can hopefully withstand the many drops and bumps the device will inevitably experience. As an option, Samsung also makes a matching prop stand with an integrated stylus for the device.
Being designed for kids the Tab 3 Kids get a pretty kiddish spec sheet as well. The 7-inch device comes with WiFi and Bluetooth, a 1024×600 display (about 170ppi), a 4,000mAh battery, a 3-megapixel rear camera with a 1.3-megapixel front camera and a 1.2GHz dual-core processor with 1GB of RAM. The kids also get Android 4.1 on top of a kid specific UI skin complete with its own app store. In addition to that there’s also a Time Management feature that allow parents to set usage time limits and automatically locks the device once the usage time is up.
The Galaxy Tab 3 Kids will hit Korea in early September with releases planned for China, Europe, US, Africa, South America, and South East Asia. No word on whether it will come to Malaysia but we don’t think so. Pricing details have not been released at the moment but expect it to be cheap.
Additional details on the Galaxy Tab 3 Kids after the jump.
Right after the Galaxy S4 is being rolled out globally, Samsung has now moved its attention to its tablets with the announcement of its Samsung Galaxy Tab 3. This time around, only their 7″ version the Galaxy Tab 3 7.0″ is being revealed in WiFi only and 3G variant.
In terms of specs it doesn’t differ much from its previous Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 and Galaxy Tab 7.0 Plus, except for its exterior appearance that looks like a Galaxy Note 8.0. The front 7″ TFT display pushes a rather low resolution of 1024×600 and it is powered with a dual-core 1.2GHz processor that’s mated with 1GB of RAM.
Camera wise it has a 3MP shooter at the rear and has a front facing 1MP camera. Meanwhile you’ll have a storage option of 16GB/32GB with an option of expanding more via microSD up to 64GB. Juicing up the device is a 4,000mAh battery which weighs just 306 grams and has a thickness of 9.9mm. Overall, the specs doesn’t seem much of a change from its previous predecessor at all.
For the 3G version, you can use it as a phone has it comes with an earpiece at the top. With growing popularity for smaller sized tablets, it is no surprise they have left out the 10″ version for now. Probably we would expect something more ground breaking for its upcoming larger sized tablets.
Head after the break for more product images.
In his ruling last week, Judge Colin Birss said that Samsung tablets “are not as cool” as the Apple iPad and as a result didn’t infringe Apple’s design. The judge ordered Apple to publish a notice on its website and in leading British publications including newspapers the Daily Mail, the Guardian and the Financial Times, to correct any impression that the Samsung had copied Apple. The judge also added that the notice should remain on Apple’s website for at least six months.
A spokeswoman for Samsung said: “Should Apple continue to make excessive legal claims based on such generic designs, innovation in the industry could be harmed and consumer choice unduly limited.”
Apple on the other hand had declined to comment on the order.
In any case, the British court ruling did not specify the content of the advertisement that Apple has to publish which means Apple has complete control of the advertisement, which will give in an opportunity to be cheeky with the messaging and use the “not cool” description as an argument against Samsung. It’ll be interesting to see what Apple does come up with.
It looks like there is no letup in the global patent wars between the two tech giants. Apple’s offensive is seen by many as a direct move to limit the growth of the Android OS and devices with Apple using its rights on patents too aggressively to stamp out competition.
Meanwhile, in late June in the US, Apple won big with a court ruling that banned the sale of a range of Samsung smartphones and tablets including the Galaxy Nexus and Galaxy Tab state side after the Cupertino company claimed Samsung copied some of the technology used in its devices.