Tablets

Is there room for the Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.0 Plus?

September 30, 2011 | by Andrew Kameka

Samsung Tablets

GALAXY Tab 7.0 Plus Product Image (6)

Samsung announced yet another Android tablet today. Already slinging the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 and 8.9 models, and with the 7.7 SuperAMOLED model announced, the Galaxy Tab 7 Plus will deliver another option for tablet seekers who want a 7-inch screen.

Is there anyone left looking for that model? Both the Tab 10.1 and 8.9 are very thin, though admittedly not as small and portable as the Tab 7 Plus. But given the small discrepancy between its nearest cousin, and the basement-price smackdown that Amazon is delivering with the Kindle Fire, the non-iPad tablet market is going to be a tight fight for the latest Samsung tablet.Perhaps Samsung will use this to plug holes in regions where the other tablets are not available.

Then again, the Tab 7 Plus may be just what fans of the original Samsung Galaxy Tab want – a 7-inch PLS LCD touchscreen with dual-core processors (1.2 GHz) and Android Honeycomb. At 9.96 mm thin and weighing only 345g, it will be the most portable tablet from Samsung. It will also best its form factor precursor by having a more up-to-date software thanks to Live Panels and Touchwiz UX layered on top of Android 3.2. Other common Samsung features include Social Hub, Readers Hub, and Music Hub for acquiring books, magazines, and music.

The Galaxy Tab 7 Plus goes on sale in Indonesia and Austria in October, followed by Southeast/west Asia, the United States, Europe, Latin America, Middle East, Africa, Japan, and China. Here are the specs for the new Honeycomb tablet:

Network HSPA+ (HSDPA 21Mbps /HSUPA 5.76Mbps) 900/1900/2100
EDGE/GPRS   850/900/1800/1900
Processor 1.2GHz Dual Core
Display 7-inch WSVGA(1024 x 600) PLS LCD
OS Android 3.2(Honeycomb)
Camera Main(Rear) : 3 MP AF with LED Flash

Sub (Front) : 2 MP

Action Shot, Panorama Shot, Smile Shot

Video Codec : MPEG4, Divx, Xvid, H.263, H.264, VC-1, WMV7/8, VP8

Format : 3GP, MPEG4, WMV, AVI, MKV

Playback : 1080p Full HD

Recording : 720p HD

Audio Codec : MP3,WMA, AMR-NB, AMR-WB, AAC, AAC+, e-AAC+, AC-3, Flac

Midi(SMF), WAV, OGG

apt-X Bluetooth Codec

Music Player with SoundAlive

Value-added Features Samsung Apps
Samsung Kies 2.0

Samsung 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)

GoogleTM Mobile Services

- GmailTM, Google TalkTM, Google SearchTM, YouTubeTM, Android MarketTM,

- Google MapsTM

Smart Remote
Enterprise Solutions
Adobe Flash
Document Editor
Connectivity Bluetooth® technology v 3.0

USB 2.0 HS & Host

Wi-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 64GB)
Size 193.65 x 122.37 x 9.96 mm, 345g
Battery Li-on 4,000 mAh