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Details of the upcoming Galaxy Tab 4 Advanced emerged on GFXBench, a benchmarking website which is the among the best go-to forums for future smartphone and tablet hunters. Even though we are used to finding upcoming Samsung devices in there, the Galaxy Tab 4 didn't really excite us as much as the Galaxy S7 or even the Galaxy Tab A did.
The 10.1-inch display, which is as tall as the one in the existing Galaxy Tab 4, packs a resolution of 1,280 x 800 pixels which will be good enough for you if you don't need a Full HD display, let alone a Quad HD display, for streaming movies and videos. Even though the tablet will come with the latest Android 6.1 Marshmallow OS, the 1.2 GHz octa-core processor won't really let you browse and stream at blinding speed and multitasking could be a worry too. The 2GB RAM isn't among the best in the industry, but will be good enough if you shut down most of your open apps and concentrate on a few.
As a multimedia device, the Galaxy Tab 4 Advanced will come with 32GB of internal storage and if you need more, there'll be a MicroSD slot as well. We haven't really heard many people cribbing about 32GB storage devices, but if you stream more than you store, it shouldn't be a problem at all. As for the cameras, the Galaxy Tab 4 Advanced features them probably because any modern tablet has to. The 5MP and 2MP cameras are way below existing standards in terms of resolution and won't help you take pictures that you'll love adding to your timelines or framing up on your bedroom walls, but if you're meeting an old friend and just need a picture to celebrate the reunion, the tablet won't stop you.
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A particular bright spot in the Galaxy Tab 4 Advanced is that it is expected to be particularly long-lasting. It will feature a 6,800 mAh battery and thanks to some lovely battery-saving features in Marshmallow, you should be able to run it for more than a day on a single charge.
Samsung usually launches Galaxy Tab 4 variants in June and if the Korean giant doesn't meddle with the usual cycle, you may get to try out one next month. However, Samsung tablets aren't particularly expensive, and you would do well if you try out a Galaxy Tab A before you take a look at the Galaxy Tab 4 Advanced next month.