One thing about Samsung, they don’t like to let a week go by without releasing at least one new device, and this week is no exception. Here we have the official product page of the SM-T2558 phablet that has been making its rounds in various guises for a few weeks. At one point it was believed to be the new Galaxy Mega, it was recently released as the Galaxy W in South Korea, and now it’s also the Galaxy Tab Q in China.
The Galaxy Tab Q seems to be a mid-range tablet-come-phone device, with it’s 7-inch TFT HD display having a 720 x 1280 resolution. An unnamed Quad-Core processor clocked at 1.2 GHz provides the grunt, with a decent 1.5GB of RAM on multi-tasking duty. Surprisingly, a 2MP front-facing camera and 8MP rear-facing camera have been included in the Tab Q, pretty good for a mid-range tablet. A Micro-SD card slot, USB 2.0, NFC and Bluetooth 4.0 support are present, GPS and GLONASS are both present. The battery is possibly a little on the low side (for a tablet) with a 3200mAh capacity, although seeing that the 720p display shouldn’t be straining the processor too much, it should provide adequate longevity. Like the Note 3 and Tab S range before it, the Tab Q has a faux-leather rear panel.
The Galaxy Tab Q has a slot for a Micro-SIM card and has LTE/4G connectivity, which means that you can use the device as a phone, making calls and sending texts. And while it’s never less than embarrassing holding a 7-inch device to your ear to make a call, Samsung have tried to make the experience more comfortable than usual, giving the Tab Q dimensions of 191.8 x 99.7 x 8.9mm and weighing in at 250 grams, which makes it a little easier to hold than the 7-inch Tab 4 that is just over 8mm wider and 26grams heavier. It doesn’t mean that the experience will be any less awkward, but it should help a little with regards to the time it takes for your hand to cramp up holding such a large device to your ear to make a call.
The Tab Q is believed to be running Android version 4.3 Jelly Bean, although that hasn’t yet been confirmed and multi-window support is present, which is a great for multi-tasking. The Galaxy Tab Q is launching on the China Mobile and China Unicom networks, whether Samsung will rename it yet again and release it elsewhere is unknown at present. Let us know if you would like to see the Tab Q released in your country in the comments below or at our Google Plus page.