Just announced by Samsung is the Galaxy Tab 7.0 Plus.  This little brother of the Galaxy Tab 10.1 has a 1.2GHz dual-core processor on a lovely WSVGA PLS display, while weighing in at only 345 grams which is about 12.2 ounces.  Built right into the new 7.0 Plus, is the suite of Samsung’s software which everyone has been enjoying lately including Social Hub, Kies Air, and also TouchWiz UX.

In the press release it states that the 7.0 will come with “voice and video call support, with no need for a headset.”  Unfortunately we can predict that this feature will be taken out when it arrives in the States.  The elder 7″ Galaxy Tab had this calling feature overseas, but was removed when coming to the US.  A true shame.  Release will start near the end of October and make its way around the world (including the US) shortly after that, hopefully before Black Friday.

Samsung reloaded more possibilities on the go with GALAXY Tab 7.0 Plus

 Advanced 7-inch tablet experience on the go within a premium design

 SEOUL, Korea – September 30, 2011 – Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd, a leading mobile device provider, today announced the launch of the GALAXY Tab 7.0 Plus. Offering a portable, rich multimedia experience on a 7-inch display, the GALAXY Tab 7.0 Plus packs power and productivity into a chic lightweight design. The GALAXY Tab 7.0 Plus runs Google AndroidTM Honeycomb, enabling an easy and intuitive user experience.

“Samsung pioneered the seven-inch tablet market with the launch of the GALAXY Tab, marking an innovation milestone in the mobile industry. Building on the success of the GALAXY Tab, we’re now delighted to introduce the GALAXY Tab 7.0 Plus reloaded with enhanced portability, productivity and a richer multimedia experience” said JK Shin, President and Head of Samsung’s Mobile Communications Business. He added “GALAXY Tab 7.0 Plus is for those who want to stay productive and in touch with work, friends and content anytime, anywhere.”

Enhanced Portability

With 7-inch display, GALAXY Tab 7.0 Plus provides enhanced portability, weighing just 345g and measuring at just 9.96mm thin. Enhanced portability ensures that it fits easily into an inside-jacket pocket or a handbag, making it an ideal device for those who need to stay productive and entertained while on-the-move.

Advanced Productivity

GALAXY Tab 7.0 Plus delivers a smooth and intuitive user experience with powerful performance powered by 1.2GHz dual core processor. Mini Apps allows seamless multitasking by consolidating 7 applications easily accessed from a bottom-side tray on main screen. Users can launch favorite features such as music player or calendar as pop-ups over full screen applications. Not only that, users can design an individualized up-to-the-minute interface through Live Panel.

Web browsing is also enhanced by Adobe Flash and super-fast HSPA+ connectivity, providing download speeds up to three times faster than a conventional HSPA connection. On top of that Wi-Fi Channel Bonding bonds two channels into one for improved network connection and data transfer at up to twice the speed.

Furthermore, the GALAXY Tab 7.0 Plus offers voice and video call support, with no need for a headset.

Users can see friends and family from anywhere in the world in high quality thanks to the device’s larger screen.

Rich Multimedia on-the-move

Full HD videos can be enjoyed on the 7-inch WSVGA PLS display, with DivX & multi codec support ensuring the device is capable of supporting a variety of different formats. An improved virtual clipboard, which stores text and images enabling easy copy and paste, further adds to these capabilities.

Additionally, the GALAXY Tab 7.0 Plus features Social Hub, Readers Hub and Music Hub services. Social Hub aggregates the user’s contacts, calendar and email along with instant messaging and social networking connections all within one easy-to-use interface. Readers Hub provides e-reading content such as e-books, newspapers and magazines. Music Hub enables access to over 13 million songs even when out and about.

GALAXY Tab 7.0 Plus will be available starting in Indonesia and Austria from end-October and gradually rolled to globally including Southeast and Southwest Asia, US, Europe, CIS, Latin America, Middle East, Africa, Japan and China.

For multimedia content and more detailed information, please visit www.samsungmobilepress.com/.

Network: HSPA+ (HSDPA 21Mbps /HSUPA 5.76Mbps) 900/1900/2100

EDGE/GPRS   850/900/1800/1900

Processor: 1.2GHz Dual Core

Display: 7-inch WSVGA(1024 x 600) PLS LCD

Android: 3.2(Honeycomb)

Camera: Main(Rear) : 3 MP AF with LED Flash Sub (Front) : 2 MP Action Shot, Panorama Shot, Smile Shot

Video: Codec : MPEG4, Divx, Xvid, H.263, H.264, VC-1, WMV7/8, VP8

Format : 3GP, MPEG4, WMV, AVI, MKV

Playback : 1080p Full HD

Recording : 720p HD

Audio: Codec : MP3,WMA, AMR-NB, AMR-WB, AAC, AAC+, e-AAC+, AC-3, Flac Midi(SMF), WAV, OGG apt-X Bluetooth Codec, Music Player with SoundAlive

Value-added Features: Samsung AppsSamsung Kies 2.0

Samsung Kies air (downloadable via Samsung Apps)

Samsung TouchWiz : Live Panel, Mini AppsSocial Hub
- Integrated Messaging(Email, SMS, SNS, MMS), Contacts/ Calendar Sync- POP3/IMAP Email & Exchange Active Sync

Readers Hub/Music Hub

(will be available for download via Samsung Apps after launch)

GoogleTM Mobile Services:

- GmailTM, Google TalkTM, Google SearchTM, YouTubeTM, Android Market TM,

- Google MapsTM

Smart Remote Enterprise SolutionsAdobe FlashDocument Editor

Connectivity: Bluetooth® technology v 3.0

USB 2.0 HS & Host

Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n (2.4 & 5 GHz)

Wi-Fi Channel bonding & Wi-Fi Direct

Sensor: Accelerometer, Gyro, Digital compass, Ambient Light, Proximity

Memory: 1GB(RAM) + 16/32GB Internal memory + microSD (up to 64GB)

Size: 193.65 x 122.37 x 9.96 mm, 345g

Battery: Li-on 4,000 mAh

About Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.

Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. is a global leader in semiconductor, telecommunication, digital media and digital convergence technologies with 2010 consolidated sales of US$135.8 billion. Employing approximately 190,500 people in 206 offices across 68 countries, the company consists of nine independently operated business units: Visual Display, Mobile Communications, Telecommunication Systems, Digital Appliances, IT Solutions, Digital Imaging, Memory, System LSI and LCD. Recognized as one of the fastest growing global brands, Samsung Electronics is a leading producer of digital TVs, semiconductor chips, mobile phones and TFT-LCDs. For more information, please visit www.samsung.com.

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