Just last month we seen the launch of the Galaxy W in Korea which is a 7-inch Samsung phablet and now, that device has officially landed as the Galaxy Tab Q SM-T2558 in China. The slate will only be available through China Mobile and China Unicom, and it might not get an international release.
We’ve referred to the Samsung Galaxy Tab Q SM-T2558 as a phablet mainly because it doesn’t look like a tablet. Instead, it very much resembles most of the Korean giant’s smartphones. But don’t take our word for it – The image below speaks for itself. Nevertheless, the company is marketing the device as a tablet with voice calling capabilities.
You could say that the device is a larger version of the Galaxy Mega with the same faux leather rear finish as seen on the Galaxy Note 3. Compared to the Korean version, the new model doesn’t have LTE-A support, just normal 4G connectivity, notes SamMobile. Apart from this, there doesn’t appear to be any major changes.
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Where features are concerned, the tablet packs a 7-inch 720p HD display and it’s powered by a 1.2GHz quad core processor. The images show dual SIM support, but the specs page mentions the existence of only one SIM card slot. Also, which version of Android it runs is still a mystery, but 4.3 Jelly Bean is most likely onboard here judging by the UI.
Here’s an overview of the Samsung Galaxy Tab Q specs:
– 7-inch TFT 1280 x 720p HD LCD
– 1.2GHz quad core processor
– 1.5GB RAM, 16GB storage, 64GB expandable
– Dual SIM support, 4G LTE, HSPA+, Bluetooth 4.0, Wi-Fi, GPS
– 8MP rear camera, 2MP front snapper
– 3200mAh battery
– 191.8mm x 99.7mm x 8.9mm dimensions
– 250 grams weight
There’s no price as yet for the Samsung Galaxy Tab Q in China and as mentioned above, chances of the slate getting launched globally are very low.