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Samsung GALAXY Tab 7.0 Plus breaks cover, runs Honeycomb and sports a 1.2GHz dual-core processor

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Samsung GALAXY Tab 7.0 Plus breaks cover, runs Honeycomb and sports a 1.2GHz dual-core processor
The Samsung GALAXY Tab 7.0 Plus has been officially announced, which brings yet another Honeycomb-flavored tablet to the scene. What we are dealing with is a device meant to be a successor to the original 7-inch GALAXY Tab, which debuted about a year ago, and standing a tad below the recently unveiled Samsung GALAXY Tab 7.7 in terms of specs.

Just like the very first GALAXY Tab, the 7.0 Plus sports a 7-inch touchscreen display with 1024 by 600 pixels of resolution. This time, however, the display is of the PLS type, which should translate into superior viewing angles and a 10% boost in brightness when compared to IPS LCDs. The Samsung GALAXY Tab 7.0 Plus is also lighter and slimmer than its predecessor tipping the scales at 12.16 ounces (345 grams) and boasting a waistline of 0.39 inches (9.96 millimeters).

What provides the GALAXY Tab 7.0 Plus with processing power is a 1.2GHz dual-core chip accompanied by a gig of RAM. That should be enough processing punch to allow for 1080p HD video to play back smoothly. The tablet is also equipped with a 2-megapixel front-facing camera for video chats and a 3-megapixel main one capable of recording 720p footage.

In terms of software, the Samsung GALAXY Tab 7.0 Plus will come with Android 3.2 Honeycomb out of the box. Of course, Samsung's very own TouchWiz interface will be installed on top of it along with a bunch of handy apps provided by the company, namely Social Hub, Readers Hub, and Music Hub. Last but not least, the tablet will be equipped with a 21Mbps HSPA+ radio meaning that you will be able to stay connected to the web even when on the move.

Although folks in Indonesia and Austria will be the first ones to get a taste of the Samsung GALAXY Tab 7.0 Plus, which will happen by the end of October, the tablet is expected to become available in the US eventually. It will also be sold across Europe, Latin America, Southeast and Southwest Asia, CIS, Latin America, Africa, the Middle East, Japan and China.

source: Samsung

UPDATE: Our eagle-eyed readers have pointed out that the Samsung GALAXY Tab 7.0 Plus has a dialer icon on its home screen, which is a clear indication that it will be able to make phone calls like the old-school GALAXY Tab could. There also appears to be an earpiece above its display.

Samsung GALAXY Tab 7.0 Plus
Samsung GALAXY Tab 7.0 Plus
Samsung GALAXY Tab 7.0 Plus
Samsung GALAXY Tab 7.0 Plus

Samsung GALAXY Tab 7.0 Plus


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posted on 30 Sep 2011, 05:02

1. aviv (unregistered)


i wait for the 7.7 i hope it's going to come with the new samsung Exynos!

posted on 30 Sep 2011, 05:11 2

2. harsh_732006 (Posts: 65; Member since: 15 Aug 2011)


sigh..where is the 7.1 and 7.23456789 version T_T

posted on 30 Sep 2011, 05:17

3. weishin92 (Posts: 9; Member since: 08 Sep 2011)


is this phone able to make phone call? from the pictures shown above, there is a phone app.

posted on 30 Sep 2011, 05:51

6. SoyCider (Posts: 18; Member since: 28 Sep 2011)


yes you can,
you can even do video conference.

posted on 30 Sep 2011, 07:50

7. Nick_T (Posts: 153; Member since: 27 May 2011)


Thanks for pointing that detail out! It seems like the 7.0 Plus will indeed be capable of making phone calls as it also has an earpiece.

posted on 30 Sep 2011, 05:25 1

4. Galen20K (Posts: 517; Member since: 26 Dec 2008)


I love my 10.1 and this one is just as *hott**!! The PLS screen for those of you who haven't seen it, is really something Impressive. : D

posted on 30 Sep 2011, 05:32

5. liat2ajah (unregistered)


Wow, so Samsung will sell one of their first batch production of Galaxy Plus 7" in Indonesia? Hopefully trouble free hardware and software wise. If the release date is true as posted by PhoneArena, then we have two tablet launch in Indonesia. Samsung Indonesia already put an advertisement for launching aka first sale for Galaxy 8.9" in Jakarta, Indonesia tomorrow (Oct 1st)

posted on 30 Sep 2011, 08:08 1

8. notsofast (unregistered)


I'm sure the phone capabilities will be disabled here in the US, just like the original.

posted on 30 Sep 2011, 09:48 1

9. Cinnamon (Posts: 87; Member since: 16 Jun 2011)


better be at most $300 or not interested...

posted on 03 Oct 2011, 20:25

11. WhoWeTalkinbout (unregistered)


Being the original was 349.99 and this is basically a complete overhaul; improved screen, thinner chassis, dual core processor and more ram I would highly doubt a cheaper price point.

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