Some users like to buy themselves every gadget that hits the market and proudly display their collection of smart devices. Others, however, are content owning one multipurpose product. With such users in mind Samsung announced a mid-range Galaxy TabQ Android tablet equipped with 7-inch display. The slate, which doubles as a phone, debuted in the Chinese land last week and will be carried by China Mobile (SM-T2558) and China Unicom (SM-T2556).
Samsung Galaxy TabQ ‘Almighty’ Tablet
The Samsung Galaxy TabQ is a 7-inch tablet with HD (720 x 1280) display and a quad-core 1.2 GHz processor of unspecified make. Camera setup is pretty generous for a mid-ranger and includes an 8-megapixel rear sensor and a 2-megapixel front-facing camera. Built-in memory is expandable up to 64 B via microSD slot, but Samsung doesn’t mention how much native storage or RAM the tablet offers which makes us think that both might be on the lower side.
Connectivity options include 4G LTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0, GPS, GLONASS and NFC. The slate is powered by a 3,200 mAh battery and sports the faux leather finish which was introduced with the Galaxy Note 3.
Samsung calls the TabQ Almighty and the name seems to reflect the device’s characteristics perfectly at it is more than just an average tablet due to its support for voice calling. Even though the TabQ is relatively compact measuring 191.8 x 99.7 x 8.9 mm and weighing in at just 250 grams, practicality of taking advantage of the voice calling feature is questionable. Users with smaller hands might find the tablet too wide to hold it comfortably, not to mention that it would cover half of the user’s face when held up to the ear. The fact remains, however, that if you find yourself in need of making a phone call, you can do so using the TabQ.
At the moment there are no details regarding pricing or release date. It’s also unclear whether the tablet will be available outside of China, though we wouldn’t bet on that. If, however, you happen to visit China and feel a sudden urge to get yourself a tablet that doubles as a phone (or smartphone that doubles as a tablet, if you look at it the other way), the Samsung Galaxy TabQ will be waiting for you.