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Leak confirms specifications of Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 and Tab S7 Plus ahead of August 5 launch

The Tab S7 series will feature 6 GB of RAM and a Snapdragon 865 Plus SoC. (Image source: WinFuture & @rquandt)
The Tab S7 series will feature 6 GB of RAM and a Snapdragon 865 Plus SoC. (Image source: WinFuture & @rquandt)
Samsung will be unveiling the Galaxy Tab S7 series in just over a week, but the full spec sheet for both the Tab S7 and Tab S7 Plus has been unveiled. The latest leak about Samsung's premium tablets confirms that the smaller model will have an LTPS TFT display, while the Plus model will sport an AMOLED panel. Both tablets will have a Snapdragon 865 chipset and 6 GB of RAM and will be available with optional 5G.

There have been plenty of leaks about the Galaxy Tab S7 series in the last few months, but few have been as comprehensive as the one presented by Roland Quandt of WinFuture. Seemingly launching on August 5 after a supposed July 22 release date did not come to pass, the Tab S7 series will come in two sizes called the Tab S7 and Tab S7 Plus or Tab S7+. These devices will be Samsung's premium tablets for 2020 and their 11-inch, and 12.4-inch screen sizes reflect that they will be direct competitors to the latest generation of iPad Pros.

As previous leaks have suggested, the Tab S7 and Tab S7 Plus will be distinguished by their displays and battery capacity. Whereas an AMOLED panel will grace the Tab S7 Plus, Samsung will equip the Tab S7 with an LTPS TFT panel. Both will support 120 Hz refresh rates, but the LTPS TFT panel will get 80 nits brighter at up 500 nits. The latter will have a resolution of 2,560 x 1,600 pixels and a pixel density of 274 PPI too, which are both slightly lower values than the display in the Tab S7 Plus. According to Quandt, the Tab S7 Plus will operate at 2,800 x 1,752 pixels and a pixel density of 287 PPI.

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The Galaxy Tab S7 series will be available in three colours. (Image source: WinFuture & @rquandt)
The Galaxy Tab S7 series will be available in three colours. (Image source: WinFuture & @rquandt)

The decision to include an AMOLED panel in the Tab S7 Plus and an LTPS TFT one in the regular model has implications for the position of their fingerprint sensors, too. Quandt states that the former will have an in-display fingerprint scanner as many modern smartphones do, while the Tab S7 will have a side-mounted sensor instead.

Both tablets will be powered by Qualcomm's Snapdragon 865 Plus SoC, along with 6 GB of LPDDR5X RAM. There will also be a choice between 128 GB or 256 GB of storage, albeit the higher storage capacity will be limited to 5G models. Every Tab S7 series device will have a microSD card reader, though.

Likewise, the Tab S7 and Tab S7 Plus will have the same dual rear-facing cameras and an 8 MP front-facing sensor. Samsung will bundle an S Pen in the boxes of both tablets too, while both will be available in Mystic Black, Mystic Bronze and Mystic Silver. However, the Tab S7 will have a 7,040 mAh battery, which is significantly smaller than the 10,090 mAh cell inside the Tab S7 Plus.

Pricing and availability remain unknown at this stage, though. Presumably, the Tab S7 will be cheaper than the Tab S7 Plus. We would expect Samsung to release all SKUs in multiple markets, too.

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Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 Plus
Display 11-inch LTPS TFT 500 cd/m², 274 PPI 12.4-inch AMOLED 420 cd/m² 287 PPI
Resolution and refresh rate WQXGA 2,560 x 1,600 pixels, 120 Hz WQXGA+ 2,800 x 1,752 pixels, 120 Hz
Chipset Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 Plus Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 Plus
RAM/Storage 6 GB LPDDR5X RAM, 128 GB or 256 GB (5G version) of storage, microSD card slot 6 GB LPDDR5X RAM, 128 GB or 256 GB (5G version) of storage, microSD card slot
Connectivity USB Type-C, Wi-Fi ax, Wi-Fi Direct, Bluetooth, GPS, GLONASS, Beidou, Galileo, ANT+, optional 5G USB Type-C, Wi-Fi ax, Wi-Fi Direct, Bluetooth, GPS, GLONASS, Beidou, Galileo, ANT+, optional 5G
Sensors Accelerometer, Compass, Gyroscope, Light Sensor, Face unlock Accelerometer, Compass, Gyroscope, Light Sensor, Face unlock
Fingerprint sensor Side-mounted In-display
Audio Quad AKG-speakers, Dolby Atmos, microphone Quad AKG-speakers, Dolby Atmos, microphone
Rear-facing cameras 13 MP with f/2.0 aperture
5 MP ultra-wide angle sensor with f/2.2 sensor, autofocus, LED
13 MP with f/2.0 aperture
5 MP ultra-wide angle sensor with f/2.2 sensor, autofocus, LED
Front-facing camera 8 MP with f/2.0 aperture on the long side of the device 8 MP with f/2.0 aperture on the long side of the device
Video recording UHD/4K at 30 FPS UHD/4K at 30 FPS
Battery 7,040 mAh - up to 15 hours of video playback 10,090 mAh - up to 16 hours of video playback
Power supply 15 W charger, optional 45 W optional 15 W charger, optional 45 W optional
Colours Mystic Black, Mystic Bronze, Mystic Silver Mystic Black, Mystic Bronze, Mystic Silver
Dimensions 253.8 x 165.4 x 6.34 mm 285 x 185 x 5.7 mm
Weight 495 g 590 g
Software Android 10 (One UI 2.1) Android 10 (One UI 2.1)
Other S Pen with 9 ms latency, handwriting recognition and Air Gesture, children's mode, Wireless DeX, quick charging, Data security Knox S Pen with 9 ms latency, handwriting recognition and Air Gesture, children's mode, Wireless DeX, quick charging, Data security Knox

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Alex Alderson, 2020-07-27 (Update: 2020-07-28)
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