Today, Samsung introduced another Honeycomb tablet that will likely find the sweet spot for tablet fans looking for something highly portable with lots of power under the hood. This new dual-core Honeycomb-powered Galaxy Tab 7.0 represents a substantial upgrade over the original Galaxy Tab, not only in terms of specs, but in terms of everything. It’s thinner, faster, and will carry the latest version of Google’s Honeycomb, and all in device that’s less than one centimeter thin.
The Galaxy Tab 7.0 is but another tablet in Samsung’s growing stable, but it’s a needed form factor, and will suit the preferences of many. Now we have the entire range completed. So far, this year, Samsung has brought us the following:
- Samsung Galaxy Note – 5.3 Inches
- Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.0 – 7 Inches
- Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.7 – 7.7 Inches
- Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.9 – 8.9 Inches
- Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 – 10.1 Inches
While some will say the Galaxy Note is not really meant to be on the list, it still gives us a good idea on the different range of sizes available from the big ol’ Sammy, and, if you have ever owned a device that is larger than 4.5 inches, you will know it feels a bit ridiculous to use it as your primary phone, and perhaps too small to satisfy those seeking whatever a larger tablet can provide.
The Galaxy Tab 7.0 looks to be designed to do two things well – be portable, and pack a ton of performance. Weighing in at only 345 grams, yet still carrying two cameras – at 3-megapixel for a rear 720p video and a 2-megapixel front-facing Skype friendly shooter respectively – this looks to be a device that will satisfy both mobile power users and media aficianados alike.
Plus, this tablet is a mobile connectivity master. Featuring quad-band GSM/GPRS/EDGE support and HSPA+ functionality, for those that are fortunate to fall under the warm blanket of a fast 4G connection. There will be two devices soon to be on sale, at 16GB and 32GB, and users will be able to add additional storage via its SD port.
In terms of release and availability, The Galaxy Tab 7.0 will go on sale in Indonesia and Austria first – starting at the end of October. Afterwards, it will become available in more regions, rolling out in Southeast and Southwest Asia, US, Europe, CIS, Latin America, Middle East, Africa, Japan and China shortly thereafter.