Ok, so when we reported that Samsung had announced the Galaxy Tab 7.7, we said that it was the true successor to the original Galaxy Tab. Apparently, we were mistaken as Samsung has announced the real successor to the original Galaxy Tab with the Galaxy Tab 7.0 Plus. The Plus retains the form factor of the original albeit with a thinner and lighter frame. The internals have also been updated with a 1.2GHz dual-core processor, HSPA+, front (2MP) and rear (3MP) cameras, Bluetooth 3.0, dual-channel WiFi a/b/g/n, and 1GB RAM. The Plus will be available in 16GB and 32GB variants with both having a microSD slot supporting up to 32GB. The Android OS has also been updated to the latest version, 3.2 (Honeycomb).
The Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.0 Plus will be available worldwide by the end of October this year.
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd, a leading mobile device provider, announced the launch of the GALAXY Tab 7.0 Plus. Offering a portable, rich multimedia experience on a 7-inch display, the GALAXY Tab 7.0 Plus packs power and productivity into a chic lightweight design. The GALAXY Tab 7.0 Plus runs Google AndroidTM Honeycomb, enabling an easy and intuitive user experience.
“Samsung pioneered the seven-inch tablet market with the launch of the GALAXY Tab, marking an innovation milestone in the mobile industry. Building on the success of the GALAXY Tab, we’re now delighted to introduce the GALAXY Tab 7.0 Plus reloaded with enhanced portability, productivity and a richer multimedia experience” said JK Shin, President and Head of Samsung’s Mobile Communications Business. He added “GALAXY Tab 7.0 Plus is for those who want to stay productive and in touch with work, friends and content anytime, anywhere.”
With 7-inch display, GALAXY Tab 7.0 Plus provides enhanced portability, weighing just 345g and measuring at just 9.96mm thin. Enhanced portability ensures that it fits easily into an inside-jacket pocket or a handbag, making it an ideal device for those who need to stay productive and entertained while on-the-move.
GALAXY Tab 7.0 Plus delivers a smooth and intuitive user experience with powerful performance powered by 1.2GHz dual core processor. Mini Apps allows seamless multitasking by consolidating 7 applications easily accessed from a bottom-side tray on main screen. Users can launch favorite features such as music player or calendar as pop-ups over full screen applications. Not only that, users can design an individualized up-to-the-minute interface through Live Panel.
Web browsing is also enhanced by Adobe Flash and super-fast HSPA＋ connectivity, providing download speeds up to three times faster than a conventional HSPA connection. On top of that Wi-Fi Channel Bonding bonds two channels into one for improved network connection and data transfer at up to twice the speed.
Furthermore, the GALAXY Tab 7.0 Plus offers voice and video call support, with no need for a headset.
Users can see friends and family from anywhere in the world in high quality thanks to the device’s larger screen.
Rich Multimedia on-the-move
Full HD videos can be enjoyed on the 7-inch WSVGA PLS display, with DivX & multi codec support ensuring the device is capable of supporting a variety of different formats. An improved virtual clipboard, which stores text and images enabling easy copy and paste, further adds to these capabilities.
Additionally, the GALAXY Tab 7.0 Plus features Social Hub, Readers Hub and Music Hub services. Social Hub aggregates the user’s contacts, calendar and email along with instant messaging and social networking connections all within one easy-to-use interface. Readers Hub provides e-reading content such as e-books, newspapers and magazines. Music Hub enables access to over 13 million songs even when out and about.
GALAXY Tab 7.0 Plus will be available starting in Indonesia and Austria from end-October and gradually rolled to globally including Southeast and Southwest Asia, US, Europe, CIS, Latin America, Middle East, Africa, and China.
Samsung GALAXY Tab 7.0 Plus Product Specifications
|Network||HSPA＋ (HSDPA 21Mbps/HSUPA5.76Mbps) 900/1900/2100EDGE/GPRS 850/900/1800/1900|
|Processor||1.2GHz Dual Core|
|Display||7-inch WSVGA(1024X600) PLS LCD|
|Camera||Main(Rear) : 3 MP AF with LED FlashSub (Front) : 2 MPAction Shot, Panorama Shot, Smile Shot|
|Video||Codec : MPEG4, Divx, Xvid, H263, H.264, VC-1, WMV7/8, VP8Format: 3GP,MPEG4, WMV, AVI, MKVPlayback : 1080p Full HDRecording : 720p HD|
|Audio||Codec : MP3,WMA, AMR-NB, AMR-WB, AAC, AAC＋, e-AAC＋, AC-3, Flac Midi(SMF), WAV, OGGapt-X Bluetooth CodecMusic Player with SoundAlive|
|Value-added Features||Samsung Apps|
|Samsung Kies 2.0Samsung Kies air (downloadable via Samsung Apps)|
|Samsung TouchWiz : Live Panel, Mini Apps|
|Social Hub- Integrated Messaging(Email, SMS, SNS, MMS), Contacts/ Calendar Sync- POP3/IMAP Email & Exchange Active Sync|
|Readers Hub/Music Hub(will be available for download via Samsung Apps after launch)|
|Google™ Mobile Services- Gmail™, Google Talk™, Google Search™, YouTube™, Android Market™,- Google Maps™|
|Connectivity||Bluetooth® technology v 3.0USB 2.0 HS & HostWi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n (2.4 & 5 GHz)Wi-Fi Channel bonding & Wi-Fi Direct|
|Sensor||Accelerometer, Gyro, Digital compass, Ambient Light, Proximity|
|Memory||1GB(RAM) ＋ 16/32GB Internal memory ＋ microSD (up to 32GB)|
|Size||193.65 x 122.37 x 9.96 mm, 345g|
|Battery||Li-on 4,000 mAh|