If the Galaxy Tab 7.7 is slightly too big for your liking, Samsung has announced the new Galaxy Tab 7.0 Plus. At first, the “Plus” moniker does seem like a facelift as seen on the Galaxy S Plus. However this isn’t just an improvement of the old tablet but rather an all new 7″ model.
The Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.0 Plus runs on a dual core 1.2GHz processor, 1GB of RAM and comes with a choice of 16GB/32GB versions. Storage expansion is possible with microSD up to 32GB. Like the original Samsung Galaxy Tab, the display is rather similar with its WSVGA LCD which supports 1024×600.
New on the Tab 7.0 Plus is the usage of PLS (Plane to Line Switching) LCD which offers better viewing angles and brightness. There’s a 3MP camera with assisted LED flash at the back and a 2MP camera at the front. In terms of OS, it is running the latest Android Honeycomb 3.2. Like the Galaxy Tab 7.7, the 7.0 Plus is able to make voice and video calls without needing a bluetooth headset.
Since this is an all new design, the Tab 7.0 Plus is thinner and lighter than the model it replaces at 345g with a thickness of 9.96m. As comparison, the original Galaxy Tab was 380g and 11.98mm. Despite the weight reduction, the Tap 7.0 Plus has a similar battery capacity of 4,000mAh.
With the 7.0 Plus and 7.7 put side by side, the 7.0 Plus should be relatively cheaper with its lower spec screen (PLS LCD vs Super AMOLED Plus). It is also interesting to note that the 7.7 is even lighter at 335g and it has a higher capacity battery of 5,100mAh. You can view the full specification of the Galaxy Tab 7.0 Plus here.
Personally we find 7″ as an optimal size for on the go tablet for day to day use. Let’s hope Samsung will bring this to Malaysia soon with an attractive price tag.
For more information, head over to Galaxy Tab 7.0 Plus microsite.
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