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Samsung brings new Galaxy Tab S7 and S7+ to help level up Android tablet productivity

By Liu Hongzuo - on 5 Aug 2020, 10:00pm

Samsung brings new Galaxy Tab S7 and S7+ to help level up Android tablet productivity

Joining the anticipated Samsung Galaxy Note20 series smartphones are the new Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 series tablets, which were announced at Samsung's virtual-only Unpacked livestream on 5 August 2020.

Two variants mark the current generation of Samsung's Android-based tablet - they are the Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 and the Galaxy Tab S7+. In a way, the Tab S7 is the successor of the Tab S6, while the larger Tab S7+ is the rivalling equivalent of Apple's 12.9-inch iPad Pro.

Top Features

Collectively, the new Galaxy Tab S7 models will see overall enhancements in productivity-related matters. An important redesign goes to the S Pen, where the included stylus now has lower pen latency (9ms, down from the previous 96ms), which works with the 120Hz refresh rate displays on both models. This upgrade makes the stylus front-and-center of the Galaxy Tab user experience in Tab S7 and Tab S7+.

Other device-wide enhancements include an improved App Pair feature within the quick-fire Edge Panel. App Pair can bind three apps (instead of just two) to trigger Multi-Active Window on the generous tablet screen instantly. With the additional app that Tab S7 and Tab S7+ can support on-screen, Multi-Active Window itself is also flexible, allowing up to three instances in left/right and up/down split views.

Minor tweaks were also made to Samsung Note, where it can import PDF files for annotation, on top of a new Audio Bookmark feature that syncs voice recorded notes with written ones. Samsung Dex also had an interface face-lift, making it closer to a PC-like experience despite its Android-based roots.

With the increased need for teleconferencing and video-based conference calls, Samsung decided to move the 8MP front camera from the top of the device to the side - making it far more convenient for Zoom and Google Meet video calls.

Besides S Pen, other popular features are also coming to the Tab S7 series, such as the tablet's quad-speaker setup, tuned by AKG with Dolby Atmos support.

The Tab S7 series can also become a central component of a smart home ecosystem, with existing connectivity solutions like SmartThings, Samsung Flow file transfer, and Samsung Family Hub.

Key Specs

The Galaxy Tab S7+ has a 12.4-inch Super AMOLED display with a resolution of 2,800 x 1,752 pixels and 120Hz refresh rate. The smaller, regular Galaxy Tab S7 uses an 11-inch LTPS TFT display at 2,560 x1,600 pixels resolution with 120Hz refresh rate. While both are Android 10 tablets powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 865+ processor, only the Galaxy Tab S7+ is 5G-ready, while the regular Tab S7 supports only up to LTE connectivity. Both devices support up to Wi-Fi 6.

While both tablets have 45W Super Fast Charging, the Tab S7 comes with a 8,000mAh battery capacity. Tab S7+, being the larger of the two, packs a whopping 10,090mAh battery.

Fingerprint unlocking differs between both tablets, with the Tab S7 incorporating the fingerprint sensor within its power button. The Tab S7+ packs an in-display fingerprint sensor.

Sold separately are the tablet covers for the Tab S7 and S7+, called Book Cover and Book Cover Keyboard. The latter now features Function keys (F1 to F12), an OS key, slighty larger key size, and a larger trackpad, when compared to the predecessor's Book Cover Keyboard for the previous tablet.


Pricing and availability details

The Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 and Tab S7+ will available in Singapore starting from 21 August 2020 at local telco operators M1, Singtel, and StarHub, major consumer electronics and IT stores, Samsung Online Store, and the official Samsung store on Lazada and Shopee

A variety of Tab S7 and Tab S7+ models with different connectivity support are available, starting at S$998 and S$1,598 respectively. Below is a table that contains the pricing in relation to storage, connectivity, and model variant.

Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 and Tab S7+ RRP
Model Connectivity Display Size Built-in Storage RRP
Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 Wi-Fi 11-inch 128GB S$998
Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 LTE 11-inch 128GB S$1,098
Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 LTE 11-inch 256GB S$1,298
Samsung Galaxy Tab S7+ Wi-Fi 12.4-inch 256GB S$1,598
Samsung Galaxy Tab S7+ 5G 12.4-inch 256GB S$1,798

Every purchase of the Tab S7 or Tab S7+ comes with the S Pen in the box. The Mystic Black colourway is available at launch, while the Mystic Bronze version will only be available from 7 September 2020 onwards.

The Galaxy Tab S7 series tablets also have separate-purchase accessories and extra S Pens for sale. They are as follows.

Galaxy Tab S7 & Tab S7+ accessories
Accessory Tablet model Colour RRP
Book Cover Galaxy Tab S7 Black, Bronze S$118
Book Cover Galaxy Tab S7+ Black, Bronze S$128
Book Cover with Keyboard Galaxy Tab S7 Black S$318
Book Cover with Keyboard Galaxy Tab S7+ Black S$358
S Pen All Black, Bronze S$138

For pre-order details, check out our Galaxy Tab S7 and Galaxy Tab S7+ pre-order article here.