Samsung Galaxy Tab S7/S7 +: finally rivals to the iPad Pro

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At today’s Unpacked, Samsung unveiled two new tablets to accompany the Galaxy Note 20 and Note 20 Ultra. These are the Galaxy Tab S7 and its big sister, the Galaxy Tab S7+. Equipped with a Snapdragon 865+ and a 120 Hz display, the two tablets will be on sale from 649 to 1049 dollars respectively.

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Samsung’s Unpacked conference today delivered on all of its promises. Many products: Galaxy Note 20, Galaxy Watch 3, Galaxy Buds Live. High-end platforms. Accessories that make sense. Samsung is therefore taking full advantage of Huawei’s relative absence and the announced delay of the iPhone to score points.

A summer Unpacked conference without a tablet wouldn’t make sense, of course. Samsung has therefore announced the Tab S7 and the Galaxy Tab S7 +. Each of these two tablets is available in four models: WiFi only with 128 GB of storage, WiFi only with 256 GB of storage, GSM connectivity with 128 GB of storage and finally, GSM connectivity with 256 GB of storage. Note that connectivity is different depending on the model: the Tab S7 + benefits from 5G, while the classic Tab S7 must be content with 4G +, even if the chipset is strictly the same, as we will see.

Galaxy Tab S7Galaxy Tab S7+
Screen11″ LTPS TFT
2560 x 1600 pixels
120 Hz
500 nits
12,4″ Super AMOLED
2800 x 1752 pixels
120 Hz
420 nits
SoCSnapdragon 865+ (7nm+)Snapdragon 865+ (7nm+)
RAM6 GB8 GB
Internal memory128/256 GB (expandable via microSD)128/256 GB (expandable via microSD)
Selfie8 MP, f/2.08 MP, f/2.0
Photo / VideoMain: 13 MP f/2.0
Wide-angle: 5 MP f/2.2
Main: 13 MP f/2.0
Wide-angle: 5 MP f/2.2
Battery8000 mAh10090 mAh
RechargeFast wired 45WFast wired 45W
Fingerprint readerUnder the screenUnder the screen
Audio4 AKG speakers4 AKG speakers
ConnectivityUSB type-C, Bluetooth 5.0, Wi-Fi 6, 4G on optionUSB type-C, Bluetooth 5.0, Wi-Fi 6, 5G on option

 

READ ALSO : Samsung Galaxy Note 20 & Galaxy Note 20 Ultra

Elegant Design And 120 Hz Screen :

To tickle the iPad Pro on its market, the Korean manufacturer has put the design package. Both shelves feature the same minimalist design with uniform borders. The big difference between the two models, however, is in the screen: an 11-inch LTPS panel for the S7 tab and 12.4-inch Amoled for the “Plus”.

In either case, however, Samsung has opted for a 120Hz refresh rate to deliver a smooth, everyday experience in all situations.

Both sport an aluminum chassis measuring 165.3 x 253.8 x 6.34 mm for 500 grams for the small model and 185 x 285 x 5.7 mm for 575 grams for the Tab S7 +. What not to weigh down your bag too much every day.

Tab S7

Snapdragon 865+, 45 Watt Fast Charge :

The platform integrated into the two tablets is the Snapdragon 865+, famous overclocked versions of the Snapdragon 865 that animated all high-end smartphones at the start of the year. It’s the same Snapdragon 865+ you find in the US versions of the Note 20 and Note 20 Ultra, for example. It comes with 6 GB of RAM in the Tab S7 and 8 GB of RAM in the Tab S7 +. The amount of native storage is 128 GB or 256 GB. A memory card reader is also present to expand this volume.

To power these two platforms, Samsung built an 8000mAh battery in the Tab S7 and 10,090mAh in the Tab S7 +. Both batteries are fast charge compatible with power up to 45 watts. As with the Galaxy S20 and S20 +, Samsung has chosen not to provide the 45-watt charger with the two tablets. It will therefore have to be purchased as a supplement.

READ ALSO : Galaxy Buds Live 

Top Of Technology :

The latest technologies are also on board with in particular the presence of Bluetooth 5.0 and Wi-Fi 6. You will also find a fingerprint sensor under the screen and a facial recognition system, in 2D only (based on the camera) . 5G remains limited to the Galaxy Tab S7 + for those who like to be connected at all times.

Note also that the camera is located on one of the longest edges to allow pleasant video conferences in 16:9.

Everything runs on Android 10, but we imagine that the Korean giant will quickly push an update to Android 11 when this version is available.

S Pen And Quick Charge :

The tablet comes with an S Pen stylus that attaches magnetically to the back, in a small recess provided for this purpose. It has been enhanced with a latency of just 9ms and 4096 pressure levels for pinpoint accuracy. Plus, its 0.35 mAh battery gives it up to 10 hours of use in just 10 minutes of charging.

S pen Tab s7

The tablets themselves can charge at 45W, although the AC adapter is optional and not standard. We will wait for the full test to see if the respective 8000 and 10 090 mAh accumulators are sufficient to supply long productivity sessions. Obviously, the two tablets are delivered under Android 10 with the One UI overlay, here in version 2.5.

Price Of Galaxy Tab S7 :

Let’s talk for a moment about the price. The Tab S7 is offered from 649 dollars. The S7 + is offered from 849 dollars. In each case, these are the WiFi only versions with 128 GB of storage. Count an additional hundred dollars to double the storage space and another hundred dollars to activate 4G/5G connectivity.

  • Galaxy Tab S7 6/128 Go Wi-Fi : 719 euros .
  • Galaxy Tab S7 8/256 Go Wi-Fi : 799 euros .
  • Galaxy Tab S7 6/128 Go 4G : 819 euros .
  • Galaxy Tab S7 8/256 Go 4G : 899 euros .
  • Galaxy Tab S7+ 6/128 Go Wi-Fi : 949 euros .
  • Galaxy Tab S7+ 8/256 Go WiFi : 1029 euros .
  • Galaxy Tab S7+ 6/128 Go 5G : 1049 euros .
  • Galaxy Tab S7+ 8/256 Go 5G : 1199 euros.
An AZERTY keyboard is also available as an option at 235 dollars for the Galaxy Tab S7 and 278 dollars for the Galaxy Tab S7 +. As for the Galaxy Note 20, an offer with a controller and 3 months of Game Pass Ultimate is also in the game.

 

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