OVERLAND PARK, Kan. (BUSINESS WIRE), August 11, 2014 - Just in time for students heading back to school, the first tablet to offer the high-speed network data capabilities of Sprint Spark™, where available, Samsung Galaxy Tab® 4 7.0, is coming to Sprint (NYSE: S) beginning Friday, Aug. 15. This highly anticipated tablet boasts advanced features, including a 1.2GHz quad-core processor and a 4,000mAh battery for getting things done all day long. It offers two cameras – a 3-megapixel rear-facing camera with 4x digital zoom and video capture and a 1.3-megapixel front-facing camera for video chat.
Galaxy Tab 4 will be available in all Sprint sales channels, including Sprint Stores, Web Sales, Telesales at 1-800-SPRINT1 and Sprint Business. With Sprint Easy Pay, well-qualified buyers can purchase Galaxy Tab 4 with $0 down (plus tax) and 24 monthly payments of $12.50 (SRP: $299.99; excluding taxes) and requires a service plan. For a limited time only, Galaxy Tab 4 customers can get a $10 monthly service plan credit for 24 months, or a $240 value, with qualifying tablet and data plan of $10 or higher. Available in white and black, this sleek 7-inch tablet runs Android™ 4.4, KitKat.
“As the first tablet to offer the enhanced LTE experience of Sprint Spark, Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 is an incredible tool that fills the void businesses and consumers face when they want to get things done away from the home or office,” said David Owens, senior vice president-Product Development, Sprint. “Students heading back to school will appreciate the ability to slip this slim tablet in their backpack without sacrificing the performance necessary to get school projects done, and businesses will appreciate being able to leave their laptop at the office without sacrificing the tools to get the job done.”
Galaxy Tab 4 offers a rich multimedia experience with a 7-inch WXGA high-definition display featuring 1,280x800 resolution and provides a premium multimedia experience while reading, playing games or watching a video. Also, with Multi Window™1, users can easily and seamlessly switch between apps and windows, as well as drag and drop content.
Galaxy Tab 4 includes a variety of features that make it easy to relax and enjoy some free time:
- Multi User Mode allows each member of the family to create private, customizable profiles for their own unique Galaxy Tab 4 experience.
- Samsung WatchON™ is the ultimate TV and movie app – recommending programming based on personal tastes. Built with the same IR blaster as a standard TV remote, Galaxy Tab 4 can be used as a universal remote control for almost any TV or DVR, so users can change the channel directly from the tablet. When paired with a Samsung Smart TV, users can enjoy a seamless experience between Galaxy Tab 4 and TV – start a movie on the TV and continue watching it on Galaxy Tab 4.
Galaxy Tab 4 also makes it easy for the mobile workforce to get work done when away from the office or meeting with customers:
- Hancom Office Hwp 2014 is preloaded, allowing users to edit Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint files from anywhere.
- 3G/4G LTE mobile hotspot capability supporting up to eight Wi-Fi enabled devices simultaneously.2
For businesses that want a world-class security platform to protect sensitive data, Galaxy Tab 4 is equipped with Samsung Knox™3. Knox provides protection from the hardware layer to the application layer and allows employees to use the same device for work and play.
For the blind and vision-impaired, TalkBack is preloaded on Galaxy Tab 4. This Accessibility Service adds spoken, audible and vibration feedback to aid navigation on the tablet.
Galaxy Tab 4 can be activated on one of the Sprint tablet data plans, including a special limited-time offer featuring 100MB of data for $10; other tablet data plans include 1GB for $14.99; 3GB for $34.99; 6GB for $49.99; 12GB for $79.99; and 30GB for $109.99 (all pricing excludes taxes and surcharges).4 Customers are able to view their data usage by logging into My Sprint at www.sprint.com.
Sprint Spark provides the capacity to greatly improve the performance of video and other bandwidth-intensive applications while opening the way for futuristic applications. Sprint Spark is designed to support a new generation of online gaming, virtual reality, advanced cloud services and other applications requiring very high bandwidth.
Sprint Spark is an enhanced LTE service that’s built for data and designed to deliver average wireless speeds of 6-15Mbps and peak wireless speeds of 50-60Mbps today on capable devices, with increasing speed potential over time.5 Sprint plans to reach 100 million Americans by year-end with the service. The capability is available in the following 27 cities: Austin, Texas; Baltimore; Chicago; Dallas; Fort Lauderdale, Fla.; Fort Worth, Texas; Houston; Jacksonville, Fla.; Kansas City, Kan./Mo.; Los Angeles; Miami; New York; Newark, N.J.; Oakland, Calif.; Orlando, Fla.; Philadelphia; Provo, Utah; Salt Lake City; San Antonio; St. Louis; Tacoma, Wash.; Tampa, Fla.; Trenton, N.J; Waukegan, Ill.; Winston-Salem and Greensboro, N.C.; and West Palm Beach, Fla.
Sprint 4G LTE is available in 488 cities covering approximately 254 million people, including recent launches in Buffalo, N.Y., and Pittsburgh.
Sprint (NYSE: S) is a communications services company that creates more and better ways to connect its customers to the things they care about most. Sprint served more than 54 million customers as of June 30, 2014, and is widely recognized for developing, engineering and deploying innovative technologies, including the first wireless 4G service from a national carrier in the United States; leading no-contract brands including Virgin Mobile USA, Boost Mobile, and Assurance Wireless; instant national and international push-to-talk capabilities; and a global Tier 1 Internet backbone. The American Customer Satisfaction Index rated Sprint as the most improved U.S. company in customer satisfaction, across all 43 industries, over the last six years. Sprint has been named to the Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI) North America in 2011, 2012 and 2013. You can learn more and visit Sprint at www.sprint.com or www.facebook.com/sprint and www.twitter.com/sprint.
1Multi Window does not support all applications.
2Use of mobile hotspot requires subscription to a mobile hotspot plan.
3Knox is a mark for a Samsung device tested for security and is specifically configured with enterprise use in mind. For information about Samsung’s Knox device, please refer to www.samsung.com/us/knox.
4Tablet Plan: No plan discounts apply. Add’l on-network data usage: $0.015/MB. Monthly off-network data allowance varies. Additional off-network data: 25¢/MB.
5Sprint Spark actual deployment plans and speeds will be determined over time based on many factors, including build economics and the availability of equipment, devices and applications.
Samsung, Galaxy Tab, WatchON and Knox are trademarks of Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
Michelle Leff Mermelstein, 703-592-8357