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Galaxy Tab S7: Certification confirms Wi-Fi 6 and 5G connectivity for Samsung's Q3-bound premium tablets

The Galaxy Tab S7 will support 5G connectivity. (Image source: Samsung)
The Galaxy Tab S7 will support 5G connectivity. (Image source: Samsung)
The Wi-Fi Alliance has confirmed that the Galaxy Tab S7 series will support Wi-Fi 6 and 5G. Expected to arrive as 11-inch and 12.4-inch tablets, Samsung is said to be planning Wi-Fi and 4G models too. Samsung is thought to be launching the Tab S7 series in Q3 2020.
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The Wi-Fi Alliance (WFA) has certified a new Samsung product, the SM-T976B. According to the listing, the SM-T976B will support the Wi-Fi 6 standard, a first for the Galaxy Tab range. Additionally, the listing confirms that the SM-T976B will have 5G connectivity, another first for Samsung's tablet series.

Assigned the certification ID WFA99722, GalaxyClub claims that the SM-T976B is a 12.4-inch version of the Galaxy Tab S7. Possibly called the Tab S7 Plus, the WFA confirms the assertion made by GalaxyClub that the SM-T976B would support 5G connectivity.

The SM-T976B is not expected to be the only tablet to bear Tab S7 branding, though. According to SamMobile, Samsung will release 11-inch and 12.4-inch models. It seems likely that these will be available as Wi-Fi and 4G variants, too.

There is a chance that Samsung could align its new tablets with the naming scheme that it uses for its flagship smartphones, which would see them called the Tab S20 series instead. With that said, GalaxyClub believes that Samsung continues to refer to the tablets as the Tab S7 series internally.

While an appearance at the WFA would suggest that Samsung is close to releasing the Tab S7 series, the company is yet to submit the series for certification with the FCC or other agencies. Samsung submitted the Tab S6 Lite to the FCC in March before releasing it a month later, so it seems unlikely that the Tab S7 series will arrive before Q3 2020.

(Image source: WFA via SamMobile)
(Image source: WFA via SamMobile)
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Alex Alderson, 2020-05-26 (Update: 2020-05-26)
Alex Alderson
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Prior to writing and translating for Notebookcheck, I worked for various companies including Apple and Neowin. I have a BA in International History and Politics from the University of Leeds, which I have since converted to a Law Degree. Happy to chat on Twitter or Notebookchat.