Samsung has just inadvertently confirmed that they plan to release a new set of Galaxy Tabs this year. According to the new webpage for Gearfit, Samsung’s exercise accessory is going to be compatible with a wide variety of Samsung devices, including both smartphones and tablets and last but not least, the “Galaxy Tab4 (10.1/8.0/7.0)”.
This is the first solid leak concerning Samsung’s next tablets, and it backs up a rumor which circulated among Korean-language gadget blogs in mid-February. Neither the leak nor the rumor mentioned any specific details, but I would not expect the tablets to have specs a whole lot better than what’s on the market now; Samsung’s high-end tablets were announced as part of the Note and Pro lines, and that pretty much leaves the Galaxy Tabs as Samsung’s lower end tablets.
In the coming year the Tab 4 line will have the Note Pro, Note, and Tab Pro lines above it, and as a result I’m expecting all those better tablets to push the Galaxy Tab 4 down to a cheaper price range. The cheapest Tab 3 model is already pretty awful, and I think that the Tab 4 models will be just as bad.
I’m just not sure Samsung can make a budget tablet that is worth buying.