Sprint Spark, the carrier’s tri-band LTE network, has been around for quite some time now and the company already has multiple handsets in its lineup that are capable of running on it. Today though it has announced that the first ever tablet to be compatible with Sprint Spark is the Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 7.0. The device’s launch has been officially confirmed and it will be available for purchase starting August 15th.
Sprint says that on capable devices its Spark network is capable of delivering speeds of up to 6-15 Mbps on average and peak speeds of up to 50-60 Mbps. The carrier says that this network is built for data and promises increasing speed potential over time.
Since this tablet is meant to be a mid-range device its not exactly an Android powerhouse. Under its 7-inch 1,280×800 pixel resolution display resides a 1.2GHz quadcore processor, 3 megapixel rear camera and 1.3 megapixel front camera as well as a 4,000mAh battery. Samsung’s multi-user feature lets users create customizable profiles on the device for their own experience and they’ll also have access to the company’s WatchON application which not only recommends programming but also allows control of TVs and DVRs.
The tablet will be available for purchase online and in stores come August 15th for $299.99. Customers will also be able to purchase the tablet on Sprint Easy Pay program for 24 equal monthly payments of $12.50.