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Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 Nook to launch August 20

Samsung and Barnes & Noble have confirmed the Galaxy Tab 4 Nook will launch on August 20.

The two companies have revealed plans for an August 20 launch event to celebrate their first co-branded tablet reading experience.

The Samsung and Barnes & Noble invite reads: “Join us as the best of both worlds come together”.

Samsung already confirmed that the device to be launched is the Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 Nook, which is some kind of tablet with a strong eReader focus.

The Tab 4 Nook will have a 7-inch display, but apart from that the specs for the device are in the wind.

We expect it will mimic that offered by the Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 7.0 itself though, which offers a 7-inch 1280 x 800p HD display running the latest Android 4.4 KitKat.

It is powered by a 1.2GHz quad-core processor with 1.5GB of RAM. There’s a 3-megapixel rear and 1.3-megapixel front-facing camera too.

When Samsung and Barnes & Noble revealed the Tab 4 Nook, the two companies said it would hit US stores in August, most likely immediately or soon after the launch event.

There’s no word on whether it will be available outside the US at this stage, so we’ll have to wait until August 20 to find out more details.

The tablet comes just after Sony’s announcement that it was backing away from the eReader market in terms of hardware, having shut down its eBook online market place earlier this year.

This joint event comes just before a big month for Samsung. The South Korean electronics giant is set to launch the Samsung Galaxy Note 4 on September 3 at the Berlin-based IFA conference.

The Note 4 is expected to run on a Snapdragon 805 processor with 3GB of RAM and come with a 5.7-inch 1440 x 2560p QHD display.

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