The closer we’re getting to August 5th, the less appealing does Samsung’s next generation of premium Android tablets sound. Even that “premium” label may best be provisionally reserved for the 12.4-inch Galaxy Tab S7+, as its regular 11-inch counterpart is shaping up to be a rather stripped-down alternative to the more expensive model.
A newly surfaced rumor illustrates how barebones of an experience we’re actually talking about here, suggesting an LCD panel will be used for the Galaxy Tab S7. Meaning Samsung is essentially taking a full decade’s worth of a backwards step as far as display tech is concerned.
Galaxy Tab S7+ starting to look like the only “flagship” model on offer
As a reminder, SamMobile exclusively reported that the Galaxy Tab S7 will lack an in-display fingerprint reader. However, it would be frivolous to suggest such an omission would warrant a return to LCDs. The fact that this return is supposedly happening in 2020, initiated by a display industry leader who itself gave up on LCDs just several months back, makes this new suggestion all the more confusing. 2,560 x 1,600 resolution and 120Hz refresh rate are both expected to be supported, however.
The same report reiterates previously surfaced suggestions about the Snapdragon 865 being used over the Snapdragon 865 Plus. Likewise, the base configuration is said to offer 128GB of storage space with microSD card support, with the same presumably holding true for the Galaxy Tab S7+. The smaller slate will reportedly measure in at 165.3 x 253.8 x 6.3mm and weigh 498g, sporting an 8-megapixel front camera and a 13-megapixel back one.
Finally, the source mentions battery capacity in the ballpart of 8,000mAh, though previous leaks indicated the tablet won’t even clear that threshold and instead likely peak at closer to 7,800mAh. How fast will that cell even charge is another debatable aspect of the 11-inch tablet which Samsung is expected to unveil in all of its whelming glory early next month.