Samsung Announces The Dual-Core Galaxy Tab 7.0 Plus

Despite the fact that Apple has found a way to block sales of the latest two Galaxy Tabs, Samsung is going to try try again. The company officially announced the Galaxy Tab 7.0 Plus this morning, a 7-inch, HSPA+, dual-core slate. With the 7.0 Plus, Samsung has basically covered every size tablet there is: two 10.1-inch models, an 8.9-incher, a 7.7-inch tab, now a straight up 7-incher, along with the 5.3-inch smartphone/tablet hybrid Galaxy Note.

While the GalTab 7.0 Plus seems like a mighty fine Android tab, it does have a lower-quality screen than its 7.7-inch brother. Unfortunately, we won’t be seeing the Galaxy Tab 7.7 or the Galaxy Note anytime soon here in the States, which means that the Galaxy Tab 7.0 Plus will have to do. The GalTab 7.0 Plus weighs in at .76 lbs and has a waist line of just .39 inches.

Other specs include a dual-core 1.2GHz processor underneath Android 3.2 Honeycomb and Samsung’s TouchWiz UI. The 7-inch WVGA screen sports a 1024×600 resolution, making it just a tad less awesome than the Galaxy Tab 7.7‘s 1280×800 Super AMOLED Plus display. The 7.0 Plus will ship with a AutoFocus/LED Flash-enabled 3-megapixel rear camera (which shoots in 720p and supports video playback in 1080p) along with a 2-megapixel front-facing camera for video chat.

In terms of connectivity, everything you’d expect is along for the ride: Bluetooth 3.0, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, USB 2.0, along with support for HSPA+. The slate comes with 1GB of RAM, will ship in 16GB and 32GB flavors, and offer support for a microSD card up to 32GB.

Now the only question is: how long before Apple comes after this one?