Samsung’s Galaxy Tab, the first Android tablet that made a big fuss, enough to be considered as a serious competition to Apple’s iPad, officially got its successor in the model called Galaxy Tab 7.0 Plus. Typically for the Koreans, after seeing the success of the first Galaxy Tab, they made a defile of different models with different sizes and capabilities. In a combination with the open sourced operating system Android, they made an ideal combination of different options for all of those which think that Apple’s offer is not enough.
Even though the basis of the design is the same as the previous version, Galaxy Tab 7.0 Plus is more a like to Galaxy Note, a hybrid of a phone and a tablet, because of the integrated earphones and microphone. The lack of sensor navigation buttons is the next thing to be mentioned, but that is reasonable when considering that it runs on Honeycomb version of Android, so it doesn’t need physical buttons. As the AMOLED screens that we see on the phones quite expensive, Samsung used a PLS (Plane to Line Switching) panel with a resolution of 1024×600 pixels, which is at the same level with e-IPS competition, but it has a typical Samsung approach that means very saturated colors and strong backlight.
The Galaxy Tab 7.0 works on a dual-core 1.2 GHz processor, in a combination with 1GB RAM and a GPU Mali-400 making it a great gaming platform. It comes with a 16GB dedicated memory and a microSD memory slot, a front 2MP camera for Skype and 3G calls and a back 3.15MP camera not good enough for dark photos. It has the recognizable for Samsung- TouchWiz interface which fits perfectly with the Honeycomb operating System.
The going rate for it is about 500 Euros but because it is a GSM enabled tablet the prices are going to vary between the mobile provider suppliers.