Samsung Galaxy Tab 7 Plus Announced, Honeycomb and Dual-Core Processor Included


This is the tablet that most of you have been waiting for. Samsung’s officially announced the 7 inch Galaxy Tab Plus 7.0. Unlike previous beliefs, this won’t be just a dual-core upgrade with Gingerbread still on board. This is a full Honeycomb Android tablet experience with TouchWiz sitting on top.

Unfortunately, Samsung doesn’t mention which processor is inside but we do get the clock speed – 1.2GHz. It could be anything from their own dual-core Exynos to Qualcomm’s Snapdragon. And don’t forget that TI and NVIDIA chips can be clocked up to 1.2GHz, as well, so trying to narrow it is tough.

The 7 inch display isn’t Super AMOLED or Super AMOLED Plus, but we didn’t expect it to be. Super LCD is still the star here and we’re getting a WSVGA resolution. Other specs to round out the experience include 1GB of RAM, dual cameras (3 megapixel rear, 2 megapixel front) with 720p HD video recording, 1080p video playback, 16 or 32GB of internal storage, Bluetooth 3.0, WiFi 802.11 b/g/n, USB 2.0 with USB Host support, HSPA+ radios and more.

GALAXY Tab 7.0 Plus will be available starting in Indonesia and Austria from end-October and gradually rolled out globally including Southeast and Southwest Asia, US, Europe, CIS, Latin America, Middle East, Africa, Japan and China.

The obligatory “we can’t wait for this thing to come stateside” statement is appropriate here. We hope to hear specific pricing and availability information from carriers and retailers sometime soon.

Samsung reloaded more possibilities on the go with GALAXY Tab 7.0 Plus

Advanced 7-inch tablet experience on the go within a premium design

SEOUL, Korea – September 30, 2011 – Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd, a leading mobile device provider, today 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.”

Enhanced Portability

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.

Advanced Productivity

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 out globally including Southeast and Southwest Asia, US, Europe, CIS, Latin America, Middle East, Africa, Japan and China.

Quentyn Kennemer
The "Google Phone" sounded too awesome to pass up, so I bought a G1. The rest is history. And yes, I know my name isn't Wilson.

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  1. 3 megapixsel rear camera and 720p video recording? Are you sure?

    1. That’s what Samsung said.

  2. Why resolution ir 1024*600.
    Some of anounced 7inch slates have 1280*800.

    1. Price. It WILL be cheap, and it won’t compete directly with the 7.7, which is being positioned as a premium product and likely priced as high if not higher than the 10.1.

      Parts-wise, I’m betting this thing is cheaper to make than the original Hummingbird-powered Galaxy Tab. So a sub-$300 WiFi version is quite likely.

  3. I have the O.G Galaxy Tab 7 with 2.3.4, so not interested in this updated model. What i am tickled about is the fact that the fine folks at XDA might be able to port HC 3.2 to the O.G Tab 7 now much more easier once they dump the ROM. Oh giddy..

    1. With ICS so close, whose source should be available again, I’m thinking it’ll be simpler to port that than work with a dumped ROM.

      1. You do make a good point though.

  4. can anyone tell me here when it will be available in US..

  5. I still prefer the 7.7.

  6. one more samsung device, that probably never gonna see some real updates. just like the O.G 7 tab.
    never gonna buy a samsung mobile or tablet device again.

  7. Will be interesting to see if they price this at say…ohhhh… $199 perhaps…

    1. Yeah, if they can get this down to Kindle Fire pricing, it will be a hit! Judging by all the lower end specs (camera, screen, etc.) let’s hope they can work that price down =)

  8. “will be available starting in Indonesia and Austria” – oh my, finally it pays off to live in Austria and not having to wait all the time! :-D

  9. “This is the tablet that most of you have been waiting for”… I think not, I’ve been waiting for the Nexus tablet which has: Flexible folding 16” Super Duper AMOLED Plus Turbo Mega screen, Dual Octocore Processors, 32GB RAM, 1TB Solid State ROM, 1 Month Battery Life running Tiramisu (Android 9), I believe it will wake you up each morning with soothing music and a back rub. I’m thinking mid to late 2012?

    1. +1, but you left out the most important thing, it will be $99 off contract…

      1. aww, that’s still over £100 once it takes that perilous flight over the Atlantic.

  10. This will be $700… Smh Touchpad for the win.

    1. Mine is in the mail:)

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