A super-sized 7-inch phablet has been officially launched by Samsung in China. The Galaxy Tab Q (SM-T2558) is the South Korean tech giant's first 7-inch tablet with 4G LTE support. The device was launched in China via a Samsung partnership with China Mobile and China Unicom. These telcos will bundle their high-speed data plans with the phablet, which will support both 4G LTE network data and voice calling.
Specs wise, the Galaxy Tab Q consists of a 7-inch 720x1280 pixel display, a quad-core processor clocked at 1.2 GHz, 1.5GB of RAM, a microSD card slot, an 8MP rear camera, a 2MP front shooter, a 3,200mAh battery, USB 2.0 port, Bluetooth 4.0, GPS (with GLONASS) and Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n connectivity. The device is believed to be running Android 4.3 Jelly Bean, with TouchWiz Nature UX on the top. The Galaxy Tab Q (SM-T2558) comes with a faux leather finish on the back cover, the same as the one found in Galaxy Note 3, it measures 191.8 x 99.7 x 8.9mm and weighs 250g.
The Samsung experts at SamMobile suspect that the device will not be reaching markets other than China as it does not incorporate modern features such as a recent apps button or the latest version of Android. It does come pre-installed with apps such as Group Play and S Beam however, with additional proprietary Samsung software features including Multi-Window, Air View and Smart Stay available out of the box. Unfortunately pricing information and availability are yet to be revealed.
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