Samsung Updates 7″ Galaxy Tab with Honeycomb, New Internals, Design

Samsung’s list of Galaxy Tab tablets becomes longer for the third time in the last 30 days. After the recent release of the Tab 7.7 and 8.9, the company today announced the Galaxy Tab 7.0 Plus, an updated version of their first slate computer.

Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.0 Plus front angle view

The Galaxy Tab 7.0 Plus has a 7″ 1024 x 600 multitouch screen, a new dual-core 1.2GHz processor, 16 or 32GB of internal storage expandable via microSD, HSPA+ 3G, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, a front 2-megapixel webcam, rear 3MP autofocus 720p camera with LED flash light, and Li-on 4,000 mAh battery. Available sensors are accelerometer, gyro, digital compass, ambient light, and proximity.

What makes the hardware alive is Android 3.2 Honeycomb OS, with Samsung’s TouchWiz user interface, ability to run an application in a pop-up window over a full screen app, Social, Readers, and Music Hubs, and Android Market access.

Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.0 also has a refreshed and more sleek design, with profile measuring 0.39 inches and a weight of 0.76 pounds. On the Samsung Facebook page, we saw images of the 7.0 plus with glossy white and brushed metal lids.

The tablet will be available first in Indonesia and Australia in late October. After that, it will be gradually rolled out in other parts of the world.

In the more and more competitive 7″ Android tablet market pricing is crucial, but Samsung hasn’t provided any info about it.

UPDATE: The tablet is now available, starting at $399.99 for the 16GB version. The Tab Plus has one additional feature – built-in IR for universal remote functionality.

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Danijel is a tech blogger who founded Laptoping in 2006. His specialty are Windows-based mobile PCs, from tablets and ultraportables to full blown gaming laptops.

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