February 13, 2012 8:54am
Samsung has done either the obvious or the impossible, depending on who you ask, and debuted yet another Galaxy Tab choice. The 7-inch tablet is the official successor to the Froyo-equipped Galaxy Tab, the one that ostensibly started it all.
And what does this follow-up have to offer? A 1Ghz dual-core processor, 1GB RAM, 3MP back camera sans flash and a VGA front camera. The 7″ display is a non-AMOLED 1024×600 PLS LCD and it will run Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich out of the box. Along with the requisite WiFi, GPS and Bluetooth inclusions are 8, 16 or 32GB of storage, a microSD card slot and Samsung’s proprietary charging port. There is also optional HSPA+ connectivity up to 21Mbps. Battery comes in at a reasonable 4000mAh.
Software is equipped with TouchWIZ, including Kies Air, ChatON Messenger and Samsung’s custom DLNA player. The four “Hubs” are being ported over, too, from Music to Reading to Games to Social.
Overall dimensions are 194 x 122 x 10.5mm, so this is least svelte, and likely least expensive, tablet we’ve been Samsung debut in the last year.
The tablet should be hitting the U.K. in March, though no word on Canadian availability. What do you think? Now that we have a Galaxy Tab 2, 7.0 Plus, 8.9 LTE, 10.1 and soon the phablet Galaxy Note, do you think there is a place for this one in the line-up?