Galaxy Unpacked | Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 and Galaxy Tab S7+ launched with, a Qualcomm Snapdragon 865+ SoC, 120Hz displays, wireless DeX functionality, and more
Following its smartphone division's footsteps, Samsung has decided to release two flagship tablets this time around. We knew about Samsung's two-pronged approach to tablets for quite some time thanks to some leaks. While the Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 and Galaxy Tab S7+ run identical hardware, for the most part, they differ in some key areas. Let's take a look at what they have in common first.
Both tablets run the Qualcomm Snapdragon 865+ SoC and can be configured with 6/8GB of RAM and 128/256GB of storage, which is expandable up to 1TB via a micro SD card. Unlike the Galaxy Note series, the S-Pen is housed in an enclave under the tablets' rear camera array.
The Galaxy Tab S7 and Galaxy Tab S7+ come with two rear cameras; a 13MP wide-angle lens and a 5MP ultra-wide-angle sensor. There is a single 8MP lens at the front. The tablets' USB Type-C port can also be used to cast its display to an external monitor. It can also charge the tablets at up to 45W. Wireless connectivity options include support for 802.11 b/g/n/ac Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 5.0, and Wi-Fi Direct.
Both tablets run Samsung's newest Android 10-based One UI 2.5 out of the box. It adds some new features to the Samsung Notes app and adds Google's newly-released Nearby Share. Future versions of the software will facilitate deeper integration with Windows 10 PCs. It is also possible to run Samsung DeX on the tablets natively, allowing you to get a near-PC experience. One can even cast the DeX instance to a TV wirelessly.
As the name suggests, the Galaxy Tab S7+ is Samsung's top-of-the-line offering. It comes with a large 12.4-inch Super AMOLED panel with a resolution of 2800×1752 and a refresh rate of 120Hz. The Galaxy Tab S7+ is powered by a 10,000maH battery, as foretold by earlier leaks. Lastly, it comes with an optical in-display fingerprint scanner.
On the other hand, the Galaxy Tab S7 is the more affordable option of the lot. Samsung has cut quite a few corners to keep its price low. For starters, it comes with a smaller 10.2-inch LCD panel with a resolution of 2560x1600. Thankfully, it is still clocked at 120Hz, effectively laying to rest some leaks that said otherwise. A smaller screen warrants for a smaller battery, and that's just what you get with its 8,000mAh cell. The optical in-display fingerprint scanner is replaced with a side-mounted capacitive sensor.
Since the Galaxy Tab S7 and Galaxy Tab S7+ are a part of Samsung's premium offerings, their prices lean towards the higher side. The Galaxy Tab S7 can be had for US$650, while the Galaxy Tab S7+ will retail for US$850. Samsung is even throwing in a three-month subscription of Xbox Game Pass with pre-orders. The tablets will be available for purchase across online and offline channels starting August 20.