Samsung Announces Galaxy Tab S7 & S7+: S865+ & 120Hz Tabletsby Andrei Frumusanu on August 5, 2020 2:00 PM EST
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Today alongside the Note20 series smartphones, Samsung is also releasing a pair of new high-end tablets in the form of the new Tab S7 and Tab S7+. It’s been a long time since we’ve seen some good Android tablets as the market is seemingly small and struggling versus the more common-place Appls iPads – but today’s S7 series is really raising the bar in terms of hardware capabilities, bringing some significant updates to the table for what probably are the best Android tablets on the market right now.
What makes the new Galaxy Tab S7 tablets shine is their brand-new Snapdragon 865+ processors alongside high-resolution 120Hz screens, big batteries, quad-speaker setups and a new design that it’s incredibly thin.
|Samsung Tab S7 Series|
|Galaxy Tab S7||Galaxy Tab S7+|
|SoC||Qualcomm Snapdragon 865+
1x Cortex-A77 @ 3.1GHz
3x Cortex-A77 @ 2.42GHz
4x Cortex-A55 @ 1.80GHz
Adreno 640 @ ?MHz
|Display||11-inch LTPS LCD
2560 x 1600 (16:10)
2800 x 1752 (16:10)
|Dimensions||253.8 x 163.3 x 6.3mm
|285.0 x 185.0 x 5.7mm
|RAM||6 / 8 GB LPDDR5|
|128 / 256GB
|Battery||8000mAh (30.96Wh) typ.||10090mAh (39.04Wh) typ.|
|45 Super-fast Charging
(18W included charger)
|Primary Rear Camera||13MP wide-angle|
|4G / 5G
|Snapdragon 5G - Snapdragon Modem X55 (Discrete)
(LTE Category 24/22)
DL = 2500 Mbps - 7x20MHz CA, 1024-QAM
UL = 316 Mbps 3x20MHz CA, 256-QAM
(5G NR Sub-6 + mmWave*)
DL = 7000 Mbps
UL = 3000 Mbps
*Depending on region and model
|SIM Size||NanoSIM + eSIM|
|Wireless||802.11a/b/g/n/ac/ax 2x2 MU-MIMO,
BT 5.0 LE, NFC, GPS/Glonass/Galileo/BDS
no 3.5mm headset
|Special Features||Side capacitive fingerprint sensor||Under-screen fingerprint sensor|
|Quad-Speakers with Dolby Atmos|
|Launch OS||Android 10 with Samsung OneUI 2.0|
|Launch Prices||6+128GB (Wi-Fi):
$ n/a / 699€ / £619
$ n/a / 779€ / £ n/a
$ n/a / 799€ / £719
$ n/a / 879€ / £ n/a
$ n/a / 899€ / £799
$ n/a / 979€ / £ n/a
$ n/a / 1099€ / £999
$ n/a / 1179€ / £ n/a
Starting off with the SoC, it features the new high-performance binned Snapdragon 865+ SoC from Qualcomm, with Samsung here using the full 3.1GHz peak frequency on the prime CPU core. It’s a nice performance boost and should make the new Tab S7’s the fastest Android tablets on the market right now.
Samsung is configuring both the Tab S7 and Tab S7+ with either 6GB of LPDDR5 with 128GB of storage, or 8GB of RAM with 256GB. There is a microSD slot for expandable storage.
The star of the show today is the Tab S7+ which features a 12.4” OLED display with a 2800 x 1752 resolution as well as a 120Hz refresh rate that’s enables at the full native resolution of the panel. In essence this checkmarks all the possible features a display can have and should be by far the best tablet experience in the market in this regard.
The regular Tab S7 features a similar resolution screen at 2560 x 1600, but at a smaller 11” form-factor and this time around it’s an LCD display. It maintains a 120Hz refresh rate so that will still allow it an extremely smooth content experience.
The backs of the new tablets are relatively ordinary, except for a prolonged design element that extends from the cameras. This is the charging surface for the new S-Pen which can be held by the accessory Book Cover or Book Cover Keyboard in this position.
The cameras of the tablets are quite nondescript, with Samsung only revealing 8MP for the front camera, a 13MP main camera, and a 5MP ultra-wide angle. We’re not expecting any great quality out of either of these.
Size-wise, as the Tab S7+ is a bigger device, it also has a bigger footprint and weight, about 12% larger in each dimension and a little heavier at 575g. The S7+ features a 10090mAh battery while the S7 features a 8000mAh unit.
Besides the high-quality displays of the new tablets, the one other design element of the new devices is their thickness which comes in at only 6.3mm for the Tab S7 and a mere 5.7mm for the Tab S7+, making the latter the thinnest tablet of this class ever made.
Alongside the side frames we find four speaker grills which house the quad-speaker setup of the tablets, with audio being tuned by AKG and also supporting Dolby Atmos.
The Tab S7 and S7+ will come in either Wi-Fi, LTE (S7 only) and 5G variants (market dependent). Availability of the different models with different configurations as well as RAM and NAND capacity will be highly dependent on local region. In mainland Europe, the Tab S7 starts at 699€ for the Wi-Fi model, and 799€ for the LTE model. The Tab S7+ starts at 899€ for the Wi-Fi variant, and 1099€ for the 5G variant. An upgrade to the 8+256GB variants costs an extra 79€ on top of that.
Availability starts August 24th.
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Lolimaster - Thursday, August 6, 2020 - linkWired has way better quality + easy docking to an external sound system if needed.
BT and jack can coexist till the end of the world, there's no need to.remove the physical interface. There were sub7mm phones with jack.
skavi - Wednesday, August 5, 2020 - linkIf the Tab S7+ supported Dolby Vision, it would make a great entertainment device, but as it is, its hard to justify over the iPad Pro.
invinciblegod - Wednesday, August 5, 2020 - linkI actually have both an iPad Pro 12.9 2017 and a Galaxy Tab S6 256GB. I, for the most part, prefer the Tab S6 in many ways but the Stylus is a major drawback.
The stylus on the Tab S6, I realized, is the old Wacom that everyone used to use. However, I realized that for that style of stylus, the nub is a small pointer at the end of a somewhat thick body which means I cant use it at a more extreme angle. On the iPad, because the tip is tapered, I hold the tip at like a 30 degree angle while on the Tab S6 I Have to hold it at something more like a 60 degree angle, which to me is very annoying.
Xex360 - Wednesday, August 5, 2020 - linkThe pricing is stupid, you can get a proper PC for this price, a 2in1 actually with performance in a different league with a zen2 8 cores, full Windows and last but not least a headphone jack, which makes this tablet useless.
rpg1966 - Wednesday, August 5, 2020 - linkAh yes, the classic "This doesn't fit my use case, so it can't be any good for anyone else in the world" line of "reasoning".
Quantumz0d - Wednesday, August 5, 2020 - linkExactly man, but you know people are more into the garbage smartphone OSes rather than a Desktop system. That's why these companies get away with sealed shut batteries, 2 year max life, no 3.5mm jacks. The worst has already hit, Filesystem castration on Android, I just wish tech journos make people know what is coming, Scoped Storage read on it. It makes Android filesystem like iOS.
Now it even makes less sense to own an Android device, what is the use, it doesn't have a jack, it cannot use the filesystem like a PC (Windows / Linux) it doesn't have any performance like a PC, stuck with the ecosystem on Apple and retarded blown up apps on Android.
imaheadcase - Saturday, August 22, 2020 - link/rolls eyes. What the actual hell are you talking about. Everything you just said has made everyone else dumber in this comment section, and no point in that rambling incoherent response did you even come close to a rational though. Nothing you said means anything to a tablet user. No one complains of a sealed battery, 2 year max life wtf are you smoking, a headphone jack is not even remotely a reason to consider when buying something anymore. lol
BenSkywalker - Friday, August 7, 2020 - linkYou see the price on 2 in 1s that don't have garbage displays? I'm seeing over $2k anywhere I look.
imaheadcase - Saturday, August 22, 2020 - linkDId you just compare a full fledged PC to a tablet? THEN complain about a headphone jack on a tablet that is sitting in front of you or on lap that a BT headset would of been better for in the first place? Why yes you did, and the world laughed at you.
earthzero - Wednesday, August 5, 2020 - linkIf Microsoft wants to run Windows on ARM, why can't they make it as thin and light and attractive as this instead of a bulky form factor like the Surface Pro X?