The 7-inch Samsung Galaxy Tab J was announced today in Taiwan, with the Tab J being more of a phablet than a tablet, since it has dual-SIM trays and work as a regular Android smartphone as well as a tablet. It will be released in August for the equivalent of $185 USD.
This 7-inch tablet runs Android 5.1 which is quite normal on phablets today, since Android 6.0 has been unstable on a lot of phablets that tried that upgrade too quickly. It has a HD screen with 1280 x 800 resolution.
It’s powered by a quad-core 1.5 GHz processor, has 1.5GB of RAM, and 8GB of storage but with support for microSD cards up to 200GB.
Samsung likes to emphasize the F1.9 8MP rear camera with LED flash on this tablet, while it also has a 2MP front camera. Wi-Fi bands supported are 802.11 b/g/n and Bluetooth 4.0, but this tablet has 4G LTE too.
Samsung estimates the battery life to be 9 hours long from the 4000 mAh battery. The thickness of this tablet is 8.9 mm while the weight is 289 grams.
Features include Smart Switch, and Kids Mode 4.0, where the MOMO School App will be free to download for owners until June 2018.
Samsung Galaxy Tab J color options are white and gold. And it this tablet sounds very familiar, it is because it is identical to the Samsung Galaxy J Max recently unveiled in India.
Meanwhile, the latest 7-inch Wi-Fi model from Samsung is the Samsung Galaxy Tab A 7.0.
– Tom Bowen