Unboxing Australia’s First 5G tablet - Samsung Galaxy Tab S7+ 5G
In a world where Android tablets are celebrated as budget devices, Samsung seems to be amongst the few to go head-on-head with the iPad. Samsung’s latest premium Android tablet, the Galaxy Tab S7 and Galaxy Tab S7 Plus have been announced at the Unpacked 2020 virtual event. This is the company’s flagship offering amongst the other power devices and succeeds in the Galaxy Tablet S6-line-up from last year. It features a 120Hz refresh rate, OLED display, in-screen fingerprint scanner, in-built Bluetooth, and 5G connectivity.
Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 Plus is a premium flagship tablet, featuring a 120Hx refresh rate to better compete against the Apple iPad Pro models. The 120Hz refresh rate is one of the big upgrades, which offers smooth visuals and has a 16:10 aspect ratio making it suitable for watching videos and creating content. It is meant for both content consumption and productivity, with an optional keyboard that can allow one to use it as a traditional laptop. Though the typing experience does not match the traditional laptop keyboard, it is well refined. The keys have a decent amount of space and spring allowing a decent experience.
The device is amongst the first tablets to receive the 5G connectivity. Imagine getting cellular connectivity on your tablet? The thought itself is exciting! The design matches the high-end specifications and uses sturdy and sleek glass for the built. The Samsung Galaxy S7 Plus tablet consists of a 12.4-inch AMOLED display and a screen resolution of 2800x1752 pixels, equating to a pixel density of around 267 PPI. It is powered by the latest 865+ SoC, has an S Pen with improved latency and functionality, and a near-bezel-less design for an immersive experience. Since 865+ is one of the best chipsets available in the market right now, we can expect some high-end performance.
It cannot be a Samsung tablet without the S Pen, and fortunately, it is included in the device. It supports Air Gestures as well as features including second screen and Microsoft office integration. There is no slot for the stylus but it magnetically attaches and charges on the back of the tablet. Samsung has clearly built a small little place for the input device. It has also tweaked the design a bit by sharpening the edges and trimming down the S Pen to give a sleepy cylindrical shape.
Moving forward, the Galaxy Tab S7 Pls has a dual-camera set up made up of 13MP and 5MP sensors and an 8MP front camera sensor that doubles as a webcam and comes with an f/2.0 lens. The camera setup is paired with an LED flash and comes with autofocus support. The tablet further supports quad speakers with Dolby Atmos tuning and supports up to 45-watt charging on their USB-C ports but unfortunately, misses out on a headphone jack. Adding to the bucket of features is a 10,090 mAh battery which can last up to a few hours depending on the usage. The tablet will run Android 10 and One UI 2.5 out of the box, but the feature list is largely unknown except that it will support using Google’s navigation gesture in third-party launchers.
Lastly, Samsung is pushing the DeX harder than ever. The DeX provides a desktop-like experience when you are using a keyboard case. Though it has been around for a while in various forms since the launch of Galaxy S8 back in 2017, we will have to wait and see if Samsung has improved it enough to work properly on the tablet and live up to the promise.
Conclusively, the Galaxy S7 Plus tablet offers a PC-like experience with the snap of a keyboard and uses the ultra-low latency S Pen to write like never before. It is a great pick with an immersive tablet experience changing the way you will work and play. So, if you are looking for the latest promising tablet options in 2020, Samsung will draw your attention to its brand-new Android tablet, the Samsung Galaxy S7 Plus.