Nov 08 AT 12:35 AM Taylor Wimberly 7 Comments

T-Mobile announces Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.0 Plus release date and availability


T-Mobile tonight announced the release date and availability of the Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.0 Plus. Starting November 16th customers can purchase the Galaxy Tab 7.0 Plus for $249 down payment at T-Mobile. That deal requires a “$50 mail-in rebate, T-Mobile Value Mobile Broadband plan, two-year service agreement, and 20 interest-free monthly payments of $10 on approved credit.”

When it comes to monthly service fees, overage-free Mobile Broadband Value plans start at $29.99 per month, and T-Mobile postpaid voice customers enjoy $10 off their monthly mobile broadband service.

We previously saw the Galaxy Tab 7.0 Plus announced in September and the WiFi-only version recently went on pre-order at $399 for the 16 GB model and $499 for the 32 GB model.

Highlights of the T-Mobile Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.0 Plus include:

  • Android 3.2 Honeycomb with Samsung’s TouchWiz UI
  • 1.2 GHz dual-core Exynos 4210 processor
  • 7-inch LCD with 1024 x 600 resolution
  • 2 MP front-facing camera, 3 MP rear-facing camera with 720p video record
  • 16 GB of internal memory, micro SD card slot that supports up to 32 GB of expandable memory
  • Quad-band 3G GSM/GPRS/EDGE, 4G HSPA+ 21Mbps

Thanks to the 1.2 GHz dual-core Exynos 4210 processor, the Galaxy Tab 7.0 Plus should be the fastest 7-inch Android tablet for the next several months. Faster CPU speeds should boost performance by 20% and the ARM Mali-400 GPU has the fastest graphics we have seen yet.

Other Android tablets with 7-inch displays and dual-core processors are now selling for $199-249, so it might be hard for some to justify Samsung’s hire asking prices. However, Samsung’s tablet will ship with all of Google’s mobile apps and services wile the other devices like the Nook Tablet and Kindle Fire will feature modified versions of Android and curated app stores.

With cheaper options available and ultra-performance Android 4.0 tablets around the corner, will anyone be purchasing the Galaxy Tab 7.0 Plus?

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  • Geo

    Why to spend $250 + ($720 in internet service) for almost the same specification of the Kindle Fire?.

    The only reason to buy it could be that it comes with the certified android ( but maybe it will be stuck with 3.2 forever as other samsung android products). I will prefer to spend $400 for an Asus transformer that is more likely to be updated to ICS or just the Nook table.

    • Taylor Wimberly

      When you put it that way, this sounds like one of the worst deals for a 7-inch tablet that will likely be obsolete and unsupported in when the 2-year contract is up.

      • Michael Rosenfield

        I have to disagree. Having a super slim device running honeycomb with almost a stock experience is almost worth the $200 extra. The kindle is boggled down the Amazons skin without any access to the official android market. It is a good budget device, but the GT 7 Plus is a step above it.

  • Galen20K

    Really great processor in this, I wish my Galaxy Tab 10.1 had the Exynos.

  • Tal

    Said it once and will say it again (and again) … 7″ is supposed to be mobile. To truly achieve that the maximum width of the device needs to be about 9.5cm. And then you have to reduce considerably the bezel. If they can do that and keep say 8cm width of screen, which translates into 14.2cm length (for 9:16 ratio), you get about 6.4″ screen.

    Now take the current 7″ tablets and compare with the one I suggest. You lost some screen size, but with less bezel, the one I propose can actually go with you anywhere in your pocket. Try with a carton and see what I mean.

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  • pritams

    It’s a nice device actually..