Sep 30 AT 8:42 AM Nick Gray 23 Comments

Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.0 Plus announced, Samsung’s Android tablet dominance undisputed


It looks like the days are numbered for the original Samsung Galaxy Tab. Samsung has just announced the new Galaxy Tab 7.0 Plus which runs on a 1.2 GHz dual-core processor and Android Honeycomb 3.2. Other specs include 1 GB of RAM, 16 or 32 GB of internal storage, 3 megapixel camera capable of shooting 720p video, front-facing 2 megapixel camera, WiFi 802.11 (2.4 and 5 GHz), GPS, Bluetooth, GSM/GPRS/EDGE, 3G, and a 7-inch 1024 x 600 resolution capacitive display.

The Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.0 Plus will be hitting store shelves in Austria and Indonesia in late October but will also be pushed out gradually to Asia, US, Europe, CIS, Latin America, Middle East, Africa, Japan and China. Pricing details have not been released, but we’re assuming the Tab 7.0 Plus will hit the market right below the $400 mark.

It’s pretty obvious that Samsung wants to gain a strong foothold in the tablet market. The Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.0 Plus will be the fourth Honeycomb tablet from Samsung to go on sale in less than six months. There’s a huge gap between Samsung and Apple, but it looks like Samsung will be putting some good distance between themselves and their Android competitors.

How many of you would choose the new Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.0 over the HTC Flyer, Nook Color, or the upcoming Amazon Kindle Fire?

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Show Press Release

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

Source: Engadget

Nick is a tech enthusiast who has a soft spot for HTC and its devices. He started (the first HTC blog) back in 2007 and later joined the Android and Me family in the summer of 2010.

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