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Samsung Galaxy Tab S7: Redesigned Book Cover and S Pen accessories revealed ahead of official release

The Galaxy Tab S7 with its S Pen and Book Cover accessory. (Image source: Evan Blass)
The Galaxy Tab S7 with its S Pen and Book Cover accessory. (Image source: Evan Blass)
Another render of the Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 has leaked ahead of its expected release within the next few weeks. The new image details the premium tablet's Book Cover and S Pen accessories. The latter will likely come bundled with the Galaxy Tab S7 and Galaxy Tab S7 Plus, but past performance suggests that the Book Cover will be sold separately for upwards of US$180.

Evan Blass has published another render of the Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 ahead of its launch. Expected to be released either on July 22 or August 5, the Galaxy Tab S7 will be joined by the Galaxy Tab S7 Plus. Both have been shown by certification agencies to be arriving in Wi-Fi and LTE SKUs, which will all be equipped with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 SoC. 

The new render published by Blass shows the Galaxy Tab S7 with what we presume Samsung will call an S Pen and a Book Cover. The tablet does not have a built-in stand as other tablets like the Microsoft Surface Pro series do, but the Book Cover adds that functionality, along with a detachable keyboard and trackpad.

It would appear that Samsung has overhauled the Book Cover for the Galaxy Tab S7 series. Based on the image published by Blass, the Book Cover for this year's model has a larger trackpad, recessed keys and a black plastic finish. The Book Cover communicates with the tablet via three pogo pins, one fewer than Samsung used on the Galaxy Tab S6.

The S Pen also looks to have received a refresh. The base of the stylus is more tapered, for example, while its solitary button looks wider than the one included in the S Pen for the Galaxy Tab S6.

Samsung typically bundles the S Pen with its premium tablets, but the Book Cover is likely to be sold separately. The one for the Galaxy Tab S6 retails for US$179.99, which is comparatively expensive. By contrast, Microsoft's Surface Pro Signature Type Covers retail for about US$20 less, although they can be purchased for over US$30 below MSRP at the time of writing.

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Alex Alderson, 2020-07-15 (Update: 2020-07-15)
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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.