Samsung has announced the Galaxy Tab S7 FE 5G tablet, a new version of the existing Galaxy Tab S7 Plus tablet released in August 2020. It is the latest entry in Samsung’s growing range of “FE” devices, including and debuted the Galaxy S20 FE. With Galaxy Note 7 Fan Edition. The FE, as is now clear, stands for the Fan version, and indicates that Samsung has made some changes to the original non-FE model.
What’s new here? The Galaxy Tab S7 FE 5G is a newer version of the S7 Plus instead of the 11-inch S7 tablet, meaning it has a 12.4-inch screen with a 2560 x 1600 pixel resolution. Unfortunately, this is a TFT screen and not the amazing 120Hz refresh rate Super AMOLED display from the Tab S7 and S7 Plus. The 708-gram metal tablet is very thin at just 6.3 mm, and comes in a selection of colors – black, silver, green, or pink. The Galaxy Tab S7 Plus came in attractive Mystic Bronze, which is unfortunately missing here.
The name gives the primary new feature on the Tab S7 FE 5G. Yes, it comes as standard with a 5G modem, ready to be connected to the fastest mobile data connection, provided you pay for a new contract or upgrade your current one. Both Tab S7 tablets had the option of adding 4G or 5G mobile connections, but only the Wi-Fi model was also sold.
Samsung is not saying which processor is in the Galaxy Tab S7 FE 5G, only that it is an octa-core chip with two 2.2GHz cores and six 1.8GHz cores. Two versions are available, one with 4GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage space, and the other model with 6GB of RAM and 128GB of storage. Both have a microSD card slot. The software is Android 11 on top of Samsung’s OneUI 3.1, and a 10,090mAh battery powers the tablet with 45-watt fast charging.
A Samsung S Pen comes with a stylus tablet, as well as a Canva app preinstalled. There is also a six-month trial of the drawing app Clip Studio Paint, and the note-taking app Noteshelf is also included for free. This seems to be the limit for positive changes on the original Galaxy Tab S7 Plus, but aside from the screen, there is another downgrade to highlight. Compared to the 13MP and 5MP dual cameras on the Galaxy Tab S7 and S7 Plus, the cameras have changed to a single 8-megapixel rear camera and a 5MP selfie camera at the front.
Although it is unfortunate that the cameras are different, no one buys a tablet to take photos, but the screen downgrade hurts. The Galaxy Tab S7’s screen is one of the most distinctive features of the tablet, and is a major reason for buying it. The upside of these changes comes in price. Samsung will release the Galaxy Tab S7 FE 5G on 18 June, though pre-orders will go live from 2 June, and the price has been set at 589 British pounds, or about $ 835 and 629 pounds / $ 891 for the 64GB model. 128 GB. It is cheaper than both the Tab S7 and Tab S7 Plus Wi-Fi only models.
At the time of writing, we do not have US availability details or prices for the Galaxy Tab S7 FE 5G, but an update to this article should be announced. The current Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 is featured in our Best Tablet list as our recommended Android tablet.