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6 Reasons to Wait for the Galaxy Tab S7 & 4 Reasons Not To

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Samsung is reportedly working on the all-new Galaxy Tab S7. With a release likely on tap for 2020, we want to take prospective buyers through the best reasons to wait for Samsung’s new flagship tablet and the best reasons to skip it and go with something else.

If you’re looking for a new tablet right now, you’ve got a ton of options to sift through.

Apple recently announced new iPad Pro models with a variety of upgrades and the company’s 2018 iPad Pro models are still worth a look if you don’t want to pay top dollar.

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The company’s 10.2-inch iPad, the 2019 iPad Air, and iPad mini 5 are also worthy of consideration in 2020. You must rule them out before buying your next slate.

On the other side of things, you’ll want to take a look at devices like Amazon’s Fire HD 10, the Samsung Galaxy Tab S5e, as well as the company’s current flagship, the Galaxy Tab S6.

All of these devices should be on your radar, but you’ll also want to take note of the 2020 tablet rumors that have popped up in recent weeks.

Apple is reportedly working on a new iPad mini 6, new iPad Air, a new iPad Pro, and up to two new budget iPad models while Samsung is supposedly prepping a successor for the Galaxy Tab S6.

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Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 Rumors

According to a couple of Samsung-centric blogs, and several other sources, the Galaxy Tab S7 is currently in development behind the scenes. The company is reportedly calling the new devices Galaxy Tab S7, not Galaxy Tab S20.

The Galaxy Tab S7 is carrying multiple model numbers. SM-T970 and SM-T975 likely correspond to a Wi-Fi-only variant and a variant with cellular connectivity.

The company is also working on two other variants, SM-T870 and SM-T875, which supposedly correspond to smaller versions of the Galaxy Tab S7. Sources have also outed the SM-T976B which evidently corresponds to the Galaxy Tab S7 Plus 5G.

The SM-T976B model recently passed through the Wi-Fi Alliance (WFA) which is a necessary step in the path toward an official release. The certification doesn’t mean a release is imminent, but it does mean it’s getting closer.

SM-T976B has also passed through Bluetooth SIG, another certification process, and the listing confirms the device’s name as Galaxy Tab S7+.

On top of that, the Galaxy Tab S7’s S Pen stylus (model number EJ-PT870) has cleared the FCC which is an important step on the road to release.

We’ve heard about a number of potential specs, which reportedly include 5G support, and we’ve also seen several renders based on current rumors.

The renders, which come from French blog Pigtou, showcase the device’s design in the detail. According to the leak, the Galaxy Tab S7’s design will measure 253.7 mm x 165.3 mm x 6.3 mm. If true, it will be thicker than its predecessor.

Galaxy Tab S7+ renders from the same source point to a taller and wider design.

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With the Galaxy Tab S7 release firmly on the horizon, those of you in the hunt for a new tablet have an important decision to make. While some of you might want to hang around and wait for the Galaxy Tab S7, others are better off going with another Galaxy Tab or another tablet model.

In this guide we’ll take you through some of the best reasons to wait for the rumored Galaxy Tab S7 and the best reasons to go with something else.

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Wait for Even Better Performance

Samsung always makes year-to-year upgrades to the Galaxy Tab's internals and we expect the new model to deliver an assortment of performance upgrades. 

The Galaxy Tab S6 utilizes Qualcomm's Snapdragon 855 chip and you can expect the Galaxy Tab S7 to come with an updated chip. 

There's speculation the device will be powered by Qualcomm's newer Snapdragon 865 processor. Galaxy Tab S7 and Galaxy Tab S7+ Geekbench benchmarks back up this up. The benchmarks also hint at 6GB of RAM.

However, well-known leaker Ice Universe says the Galaxy Tab S7 will be powered by Qualcomm's unannounced Snapdragon 865+. He claims the processor will also be on board the Galaxy Note 20 and Galaxy Fold 2. 

A newer processor could help improve critical features like battery life, overall speed, multitasking, and gaming. 

The Galaxy Tab S7 probably won't come with the type of camera upgrades Samsung brought to the Galaxy S series this year, but you can expect the company to improve the device's camera(s). 

The Galaxy Tab S6 was the first Galaxy Tab model to come with a dual camera setup. It also has an 8MP sensor up front. 

On top of that, Samsung is planning to put a massive battery inside the larger Galaxy Tab S7. According to Dutch site Galaxy Club, a China Compulsory Certificate lists a huge 9,800 mAh battery. If true, it would mean it would have 40% higher battery capacity than the Galaxy Tab S6 which sports a 7,040 mAh battery. 

So if you want a ton of horsepower, but aren't interested in the new iPad Pros, think about waiting for the Galaxy Tab S7. 

Last update on 2020-07-08. This post may contain affiliate links. Click here to read our disclosure policy for more details. Images via Amazon API

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