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Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 (Galaxy Tab S20?) flagship tablet in development

Samsung’s next flagship tablet has now entered development. Since it will be the Galaxy Tab S6’s successor, you’ll expect it to be called the Galaxy Tab S7. Whatever it ends up being called, at least we know now that Samsung will definitely be releasing a flagship tablet this year.

Not much information is known about the new tablet at this point in time but it can be safely assumed that there’s going to be a Wi-Fi and cellular variant. 5G is also a possibility since there’s already a 5G variant of the Galaxy Tab S6.

What will Samsung call its next flagship tablet?

As our friends over at GalaxyClub point out, Samsung now has two tablets under development with model numbers SM-T970 and SM-T975, corresponding to the Wi-Fi and cellular variants respectively.

Samsung might just call it the Galaxy Tab S7 but seeing as how it has shaken up the branding for its mobile devices this year, it’s entirely within the realm of possibility that the company could opt to call it the Galaxy Tab S20 instead. We should have more clarity on the name in the coming months.

It’s interesting to note that the model numbers for this tablet aren’t in the same SM-T8xx series as earlier flagship tablets. For example, the Galaxy Tab S6 has model number SM-T860. It’s too soon to speculate what this change represents and may not even be of much significance.

Since the tablet is still in very early stages of development, there’s not a lot of information about its specs right now. Samsung opted for the latest Snapdragon 855 chip for the Galaxy Tab S6 last year so we can expect that the upcoming tablet will get the Snapdragon 865. It may retain the 10.5-inch WQXGA Super AMOLED display but perhaps bezels may be trimmed significantly if Samsung decides to go the Infinity-O route.

The Galaxy Tab S6 was Samsung’s first tablet with a dual camera so while its successor may not have the same camera specs as this year’s flagship smartphones, expect some improvements in this department as well. We also hope that Samsung brings 25W fast charging to the tablet. It may not launch a separate 5G variant of the tablet like it did last year, the cellular option might just be 5G-only like it did with the Galaxy S20 in most markets.

The Galaxy Tab S7 or Galaxy Tab S20 has popped up on the radar much earlier than its predecessor. We first told you about the Galaxy Tab S6 entering development in May last year, barely two months before it was unveiled on July 31. That’s not to say it will be coming out much earlier. We can expect Samsung to release its new flagship tablet at some point over the summer.

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Tierecke
Tierecke

I don’t understand the 16:10 form factor. If you want to use it for anything else than watching movies. Working, browsing etc. Browsing on landscape mode is so annoying. I had the S2 and S3 which were great but very slow. Now I have the iPad pro and it’s so much fun!!! Fast, amazingly fast, strong, beautifully made, amazing keyboard and pencil. I hardly use my laptop anymore. I don’t like the iPad OS but the hardware is just a different story. If they ever get close to that, I’ll buy. The S6 has the wrong form factor, the pencil… Read more »

BishopTakesKing
BishopTakesKing

I really hope they don’t drop the ball on the keyboard this time. Between the horrible suction cup thing and all the issues with pens that erratically connect/disconnect, I ended up downgrading
back to my Tab S4

drzeller
drzeller

I’ve been playing with the 12.9″ iPad Pro and really wish Samsung would compete. And please make the cellular model available day one. Oh, and stop pricing them so damn high. The app availability pales compared to iPad, and charging a premium makes the chicken/egg situation worse.

KiwiBird97
KiwiBird97

This will be the first time since February 2014 that a tablet in the SM-T9XX family will be released. Given the model number, I think there is going to be a tablet with a screen size of 12.2 inches.

POSSIBLE MODELS
SM-T87X: Galaxy Tab S7 10.5″
SM-T97X: Galaxy Tab S7 Plus/Ultra 12.2″

Badraan
Badraan

I really hope so

kaoniao
kaoniao

no 3.5 jack and bigger battery otherwise won’t even consider

OLEDMAN
OLEDMAN

I can’t see myself buying another tablet until they do the edge / infinity whatever screens.
Waiting game..

stondec
stondec

Enjoying my Tab S6 for the most part, except for the abysmal battery life.

I don’t care what they call it, but if they want to make it attractive enough to buy, these are features they need to include –

1. 120Hz refresh rate for the screen
2. Much larger battery
3. Larger 12.2 screen would be preferable
4. Even louder speakers
5. 1 TB or at least 512 gb internal storage option

If they can deliver the above, I’ll be one of the first people to pre-order.

RoadRunner99
RoadRunner99

As long as they’re sticking with the “no jack” policy I’ll stick with my “no buy” policy. If they put a freaking hole on the display… well… I don’t even know what to say anymore.

codythelucario
codythelucario

They better bring it back!!!!!!!!

Also, the Tab S6 Lite (not released yet as of March 18 2020) and the iPad Pro 2020 (released today) look like attractive options

I’m regretting my Tab A with S-Pen purchase already

Badraan
Badraan

I know this is most likely not going to happen, but I am hopping for a bigger version this time because the only reason that kept me away from buying the tab S6 was the screen size. I use an iPad Pro 12.9 and I can’t go back to a tablet with a smaller screen.