Samsung announced the Galaxy Tab 7.0 Plus, back in October and today it has finally arrived in India under the alias, the Tab 620. The new 7-inch tablet is a sort of an overhaul of the original Galaxy Tab P1000. The tablet is currently available in certain retail stores and across online stores like Flipkart for Rs. 26,499.

Samsung's latest addition to its Galaxy line-up

Samsung's latest addition to its Galaxy line-up

While it may share the same screen size as its predecessor, a lot has changed under the hood. It’s a lot slimmer and lighter at 345g. The tablet features the new PLS LCD touchscreen. Instead of Gingerbread, we now get Honeycomb 3.2 out-of-the-box with a promise for ICS later on. Currently only the 16GB model is available in India, but unlike its elder siblings, the Tab 750 and 730, you can expand the memory by 32GB via microSD card. It also features HSPA+ and dual-band Wi-Fi with Wi-Fi Direct. It retains the 3.15MP camera, but it’s now capable of 720p recording. Despite being slimmer, they’ve managed to keep the same battery capacity. Finally, powering the Tab 620 is the Exynos chipset from the Galaxy S II, which gives it two cores and much faster GPU.

We do feel the pricing is a tad on the higher side, as it would have been a lot more attractive closer to Rs. 20,000. Hopefully, this should change in the coming months.

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