We’ve known for a while Samsung plans to further enrich its tablet lineup by basically offering lower-end, lower-cost alternatives to the Galaxy Tab Pros, but until a few hours ago we had no idea how they were designed.
Thanks to serial leaker @evleaks, GTab 4 7.0’s external look is no longer a question mark. Unless the pressers he revealed are phony. Which is unlikely, though it’s entirely possible the photos are renders rather than actual snapshots.
At the end of the day, the 7-inch Tab 4 should essentially copy Galaxy S5’s front chassis (down to the standard wallpaper), and maybe, the rear cover aesthetics too, complete with the love-it-or-hate-it textured pattern. Another theory is the backside will instead pay homage to the Galaxy Note 3, with a more distinguished faux-leather vibe.
Either way, it’s sure going to be weird seeing designs of high-end smartphones replicated by an entry-level slate.
Mind you, while the Galaxy Tab 4 7.0 is nowhere near official, its list of features is well documented already, supposedly including a 1,280 x 800 pixels resolution display, 1.4/1.2 GHz quad-core chips (for LTE and Wi-Fi-only versions respectively), 1 GB RAM, 3 MP rear-facing camera and pre-loaded Android 4.4 KitKat. ETA? Gun to my head, I’d say late April, early May.