Samsung Galaxy Tab 7 Plus

Samsung has announced that the Galaxy Tab 7.0 Plus -- its 7-inch Honeycomb tablet -- will be available Nov. 13 for $399. It'll be available at Best Buy, Amazon, Tiger Direct, Fry's and other retailers. Preorders start Oct. 23.

In addition to having Android 3.2 Honeycomb, The Galaxy Tab 7.0 Plus has a 1.2GHz dual-core processor, 1GB of RAM, a 3MP rear camera and 2MP front camera and Samsung's TouchWiz UI on the 7-inch, 1024x600 display. It'll come in either 16GB or 32GB flavors, with a 4,000 mAh battery, and weigh 345 grams. It's also got the Peel Smart Remote TV application.

So, who's lining up? Full presser's after the break.

Samsung Expands U.S. Tablet Portfolio with Galaxy Tab 7.0 Plus

Galaxy Tab 7.0 Plus Featuring Peel Smart Remote App Delivers Powerful “Discover, Tap and Watch” Home Entertainment Experience

DALLAS and SANTA CLARA, Calif.– October 21, 2011 – Samsung Telecommunications America (Samsung Mobile), the No. 1 mobile phone provider in the U.S.1, and Samsung Electronics America today announced the upcoming availability of the  Samsung Galaxy Tab™ 7.0 Plus featuring Peel Smart Remote TV application. Peel allows users to instantly find and watch their favorite TV shows and discover new shows based on their preferences, all with the tap of a screen.

Offering a portable, rich multimedia experience on a 7-inch display, the Galaxy Tab 7.0 Plus packs power and productivity into a chic lightweight design, weighing just 345g and measuring 9.96mm thin. The Galaxy Tab 7.0 Plus runs Google AndroidTM Honeycomb platform, enabling an easy and intuitive user experience. In addition, the Galaxy Tab 7.0 Plus delivers a smooth and intuitive user experience with powerful performance powered by a 1.2GHz dual core processor.

Featuring built-in infrared capabilities, the Galaxy Tab 7.0 Plus can control the user’s home theater/TV setup. The Peel integration on the Galaxy Tab 7.0 Plus goes beyond the Peel application available for download today by no longer requiring additional hardware or cables for TV control functionality. Peel allows users to control any home entertainment system regardless of manufacturer.

Peel displays personalized programming recommendations in an intuitive and content-driven graphical interface, completely eliminating the need to scroll through traditional channel-listing grids. The application’s home screen displays colorful thumbnail images of “Top Picks,” or favorite shows. Touch one of the thumbnails and the application displays what channel that show is on as well as a brief description of the episode that is playing. Simply tap “Watch On TV” and the Galaxy Tab 7.0 Plus will automatically change the channel to the selected program.

“The Galaxy Tab 7.0 Plus optimized with the innovative Peel application will enable users to connect seamlessly to view their favorite TV shows,” said Dale Sohn, president of Samsung Mobile. “Our partnership with Peel further builds on Samsung’s convergence strategy to create enhanced user experiences.”

Peel combined with the Galaxy Tab 7.0 Plus can control the entire home entertainment system, including the TV, set-top box, DVD, Blu-ray player and AV audio system. Peel will provide Galaxy Tab 7.0 Plus users with a social aspect as well, connecting them directly to Facebook and Twitter to share what they are watching with their social networks.

“This partnership continues Peel’s vision of eliminating the barriers between you and your favorite shows,” said Greg Lindley, chief experience officer for Peel. “The Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.0 Plus – with its built in IR remote functionality – is a great platform for the Peel app and creates an ideal second screen experience for any TV lover.”

The 16GB Galaxy Tab 7.0 Plus will be available nationwide through Best Buy, Amazon, Tiger Direct, Fry’s and other fine retailers starting November 13th for $399.99. Pre-orders will begin October 23rd with select partners.

Samsung’s relationship with Peel is part of Samsung’s overall commitment to convergence and the companies are working to integrate the Peel Smart Remote Application into future Samsung mobile devices.

1 Number one mobile phone provider in the U.S. claim for Samsung Mobile based upon reported shipment data, according to Strategy Analytics, Q2 2011 U.S. Market Share Handset Shipments Reports.

About Peel

Peel was founded around passion for making the home entertainment experience friendlier. Combining program discovery, simple and seamless universal control and shared entertainment experiences steps beyond simple remote controls and changes the TV landscape. For more information visit http://www.Peel.com.

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Reader comments

Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.0 Plus available Nov. 13 for $399; preorders start Oct. 23

25 Comments

I have the original 7. this looks nice. but whats price with LTE equipped and subsidized? Tablets w/o built in cell antenna are useless to me for work on the go.

I'm interested in this, but am also curious about carrier versions.

Edit: Apparently two of us posted nearly at the same time, so I just chopped mine out.

I also wanted to add that if the back is textured, that looks a whole lot better than the back of my first-gen Tab on Sprint.

with so many tablets being release on Nov, like transformer Prime, Kindle fire, and Galaxy Tab 7.0 which will be available to sell more according to pricing, Transformer prime and the Kindle fire. The fire will sell a lot more most likely because of the 199 price tag, which doesnt disagree with a lot of people, and the prime will sell for a lot of people with a previous transformer experience, the tab we will see what happens.

I just can't get excited about a 7 inch tablet. That's not all that much bigger than the phone I want to get in the Galaxy Nexus. I definitely like the SGT 8.9, but not for $469. Why couldn't they make that $399 and this like $379 or $369? Samsung would be raking in the dough at those prices.

It's just too expensive when you have 7" tabs like the Fire and Lenovo going for $200. I was hesitant to order the Lenovo A1 thinking the new Sammy 7 would be more like $250-$300 tops but happy I did now...

I would be interested in getting this if the price were lower. I really like my 7" Galaxy tab that I have now.

$300 should be the maximum to pay for any tablet regardless of size. For the tab 7 when compared to its cousing 7.7, the $400 price point seems ridiculous. Based on the specs sheets I have seen, 7 plus has an inferior screen resolution, inferior processor and inferior build.

Nice tablet, but I can't see who would buy it! Its about $200 too expensive and they have a much better Galaxy Tab 7.7 coming up right behind it. I am going to wait.

I wish the 8.9 or 7.7 came with the Peel infrared built in.

My Galaxy 10.1 just seems to big to use the way I want, the 8.9 and 7.7 would be a much better fit. I'm hesitant to buy this 7.0 when the 2nd gen of tablets are imminent.

Since Gingerbread works perfectly on a 7" and half of the "big tab" apps won't work on a 7", why not save $100.00 and get a Flyer that takes an SD card giving you 48GB of storage? That thing is plenty fast and while it's not a dual core chip, it is 1.5Ghz which is plenty fast. Don't need peel smart either with Dish, DirecTV or Comcast.

Hmmm... Twice as much money as a Kindle Fire gets you Honeycomb (and I'll assume ICS at some point), video chat, and enough horsepower for gaming.

It's definitely an upgrade over the Kindle Fire and Lenovo, but not nearly enough to justify twice the price. $300 seems like the right price point here.

Bummer on the price. In an over-saturated market, these tablets need to give consumers a specific reason they should spend an extra $100 or $150 on their tablet. I'd rather get a Archos g9 80 (Turbo). Similar specs (3.2, dual core, etc...) and more than $100 cheaper.