Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 and S7+ tablets take on the iPad Pro

Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 and S7+ tablets take on the iPad Pro
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Samsung's hotly anticipated Unpacked event has finally happened, and alongside the new Galaxy Note 20 and Note 20 Ultra smartphones and Galaxy Buds Live wireless earbuds, Samsung has unveiled two slick new tablets. 

The Galaxy Tab S7 and flagship Tab S7+ both feature Super AMOLED displays and, according to Samsung, combine "the capability of a PC, the flexibility of a tablet, and the connectivity of a smartphone". 

Using the latest Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 Plus processor and Wi-Fi 6 connectivity, both tablets boast a 120Hz refresh rate – great for gaming or just smoother scrolling – and 11-inch (Tab S7) and 12.4-inch (Tab S7+) Super AMOLED displays (the latter being the largest Super AMOLED display currently available in a tablet right now).

The Tab S7+ is also available in a 5G compatible variant and boasts HDR10+ support. 

Both tablets feature a full metal design that's available in three new colours (Mystic Bronze, Mystic Black, as above, or Mystic Silver) and they do look slick – the S7+ is the slimmest tablet of its size currently on the market. 

Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 and S7+ tablets take on the iPad Pro

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The Galaxy Tab S7 and Tab S7+ come with an upgraded S Pen and Samsung Notes (as featured on the Galaxy Note 20 series) to offer that promised PC-like experience. Samsung says you'll even be able to use either tablet as a second screen for your Microsoft Windows 10 PC later in the year. 

With the Tab S7 and Tab S7+, three apps can be open and running simultaneously, so you could be chatting to a friend, watching a video on YouTube and sketching with the S Pen, all at the same time.

The overhauled and bundled S Pen is about to become your Tab's optimal companion, according to Samsung – it's even got its own little storage slot on the back of the tablet – thanks to three key drawing and note-taking apps, which come pre-loaded: Clip Studio Paint, Canva and Noteshelf10. You also get ad-free access to YouTube Premium for six months.

In the sonic department, there's Quad speaker sound by AKG and Dolby Atmos.

Ready for pricing availability? Both Samsung Galaxy tablets will be available from 21st August. 

Galaxy Tab S7 is priced £619 for the Tab S7 with wi-fi only, or £719 for the Galaxy Tab S7 4G. 

The Galaxy Tab S7+ is priced £799 for the wi-fi only model, or £999 for the Tab S7+ with 5G. 

Preorder a new Tab S7 or S7+ from Samsung between 5th and 10th August (UK, Isle of Man and ROI residents), and you can also claim a Galaxy Gaming Bundle or Galaxy Book Case. 


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Becky has been a full-time staff writer at What Hi-Fi? since March 2019. Prior to gaining her MA in Journalism in 2018, she freelanced as an arts critic alongside a 20-year career as a professional dancer and aerialist – any love of dance is of course tethered to a love of music. Becky has previously contributed to Stuff, FourFourTwo, This is Cabaret and The Stage. When not writing, she dances, spins in the air, drinks coffee, watches football or surfs in Cornwall with her other half – a football writer whose talent knows no bounds.