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

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.

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