Samsung announces the Galaxy Tab J in Taiwan

Samsung has today announced a new entry-level tablet in Taiwan. The Galaxy Tab J has been designed with the intention of being an extension to a user’s smartphone. When embarking on a long journey, users can pop the SIM out of their phone and insert it into the slate; giving them the facility to not only use 4G services while on the go, but accept voice calls and respond to text messages, too. The 7-inch WXGA (1280×800) display is also particularly good for multimedia playback, and the 4,000mAh non-removable battery should see the device through a good 9-hours worth of continuous use.

Other notable specifications include a 1.5GHz quad-core processor, 1.5GB of RAM, 8GB of internal flash memory (expandable up to 200GB via microSD), an 8-megapixel rear-facing camera with an aperture of f1.9 and a 2-megapixel front-facing shooter. The Galaxy Tab J also comes with a whole host of connectivity options, such as A-GPS, Wi-FI 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0 LE and FM Radio. It ships running Android 5.1.1 Lollipop out of the box skinned with the latest version of Samsung’s TouchWiz custom user interface, which has been pre-loaded with the most recent build of the firm’s Kids Mode and S Bike platforms.

With regards to a release date, the Galaxy Tab J is expected to hit the shelves in the Taiwan in early August. It will be available in two colors — Gold and White — and will carry a price tag of around 599 Yuan ($90).