The South Korean giant will soon be launching the new Samsung Galaxy Tab S7, for the first time, there will be a duo with 11 inch and 12.4 inch displays, the first of which has now been visualized in a 360 degree video based on leaked CAD files. What is particularly striking is the thicker chassis, possibly a step towards more stability.
Samsung has planned the mega-launch event in summer, probably on August 5, should be packed to the brim with new hardware such as Galaxy Note 20, Galaxy Fold 2, and a Galaxy Z Flip 5G model. And then there are the many little things that have been announced in the last few days and weeks in the form of leaks and certifications, including the Galaxy Watch 3, the bean-shaped Galaxy Buds X, and now the Galaxy Tab S7.
The latter is scheduled to be launched as a duo for the first time this year – not just an analogy to Apple’s iPad Pro, which is traditionally available in two sizes. The Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 will also be available with an 11 inch or 12.4-inch display, the smaller of the two has now been visualized by the well-known French leaker Steve Hemmerstoffer aka @Onleaks on the basis of leaked CAD files. With dimensions of probably 253.7 x 165.3 x 6.3 mm, the 11-inch Galaxy Tab S7 is not only bigger and thicker than the 11-inch iPad Pro but also grows in comparison to the predecessor Galaxy Tab S6 or recently announced Galaxy Tab S6 Lite (Review).
Why Samsung chose a thicker Android tablet to launch this year, possibly to offer more runtime or to increase the stability that some tablets are a bit worse. Little changes in the design, Samsung still stays with the much more rectangular look compared to Apple’s tend to be more square formatted, which means that the Galaxy Tab S7 will tend to be better suited for media consumption and less likely for productive activities.
It is exciting that the selfie cam on the front will change to the long side in 2020, an indication that Samsung is thinking primarily of using the tablet in landscape format. On the back, there is again a small indentation for the S-Pen between the Samsung logo and the camera, which should once again consist of a dual camera with LED flash, whereby the Leaker is not entirely sure whether or not here – analogous to the one new iPads – a triple cam was integrated.