Nothing and no one can stop the relentless rumormongering of the leak legend that is @evleaks, and his latest tour de force sees Samsung’s forthcoming Galaxy Tab 4 line revealed almost in full. First, the 7-inch model broke cover in black and white, graciously smiling to the camera, and now its purported 10-inch sibling does exactly the same, covered in identical coats of paint.
Sadly, the two fresh press shots show only frontal views of the ivory and ebony GTab 4 10.1, so whether the slates rock traditional, bland glossy plastic rear covers, sleeker faux-leather ones a la the Galaxy Note 3, or textured backs mimicking the Galaxy S5 remains very much up in the air.
Expected out any minute now, the duo, alongside the slightly more mysterious 8-inch version, should take care of tablet enthusiasts on far too tight budgets to even consider the Tab Pros or Note Pro. As such, they’ll likely cut a few corners performance-wise, packing run-of-the-mill quad-core Snapdragon 400 chips instead of powerhouses such as the S800 or octa-core Exynos 5.
Interestingly, the Tab 4 10.1 is listed by a well-known and usually reliable benchmark as sporting a 10.6-inch display, complete with a mediocre 1,280 x 800 pixels count. The rumored list of features continues with optional 3G and 4G LTE speeds (including on Verizon), 1 and 1.5 GB RAM in Wi-Fi-only and cellular-enabled variants respectively, 16 GB built-in storage, Android 4.4 KitKat and 3 MP/1.2 MP cameras.
For the record, no, this entry-level thing is not one and the same as the Super AMOLED-boasting 10.5 incher recently seen swinging by the FCC with octa-core power, 3 GB RAM and WQXGA screen resolution.