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Tab S7 256GB SSD 8GB Ram 5G UK Availability (Mad Cow Post)

(Topic created on: 10/08/20 13:36)
Dennycrane
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I emailed President & CEO Escalations at Samsung Uk,  Mr Sean Archer on this issue. Here is his reply.

Thank you for your interest in purchasing the Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 Plus and your desire for the 256GB version.

Regrettably we must advise that there are currently no plans to release the 256GB version within the UK. Therefore, as we operate on a subsidiary basis, any retailers or Samsung stores within the UK can only support products that are released within our shores and therefore are unable to source this model from overseas.

We are sorry that we cannot provide a more positive response and hope that the 128GB version will be a consideration.

Kind regards

Sean Archer
President & CEO Escalations
Samsung UK & Ireland

Sorry folks, you can't say I didn't try. Could this be another consequence of Brexit i wonder. What makes customers in the UK different from customers in Germany for instance, because they can get the better product but not us. I am not saying outright that it's something related to Brexit, but what else could it be makes you think though. So what do you think about the Situation. Brilliant Samsung sales strategy or short sighted buisness decision. 

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angus778
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probably because there's no trade deal in place that's what I think
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Dennycrane
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well yes and no, if you glance the models listed then your quite right, but look closer & you'll see any other Samsung tablet, but that only gets you £50.00. better taking your tablet to CEX i checked with them online and I could get £279.00 trade in for cash.
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@Dennycrane   Thanks for posting  your communication with  the Uk/Ireland  CEO,  though suspected the 256GB version  of the Tab S7 plus was not going to be available in the short term.  It is the case that some versions of products are not always universally available in all markets though.   Uncertainty on trade  may be a factor but   some European markets though expected to as badly hit economically by  Covid-19 as Uk,  ultimately Business decision and could be a few reasons.

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Dennycrane
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JAMES4578, thanks for the input. I must admit I hadn't thought about short term stock supply issues. But your idea about the UK economy and Covid-19, i can't subscribe too that. On a whim I looked at stock availability in a couple of random countries. Turkey - war torn country, economy on life support and are involved with the Syrian conflict. Guess what they can pre-order the higher spec model. Spain - tourist trade severally hit by Covid-19, one of the poorest countries in the Euro zone, higer spec stock available to pre-order. Great Britain, well I never thought that we would rank lower than Turkey or Spain, in football yes but not on economic forcasts who knew.
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Yes I did check a few European countries including Spain so short term economic outlook may not be only factor.  Latest 0ECD figures for first six months released shows the contraction in GDP only marginally worse in Spain (-22.7% compared to -22.1 in  Uk)   In April- June period UK slump at 20.4 % was around 6 points worse than Spain.

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Dennycrane
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that maybe true, but our economy remember is one of the largest in the world. Adults have more disposable income here. Did you check the stats on Turkey though, I am but a lowly Samsung customer, wanting the best my money can buy. please forgive this question, but are you a customer & Samsung fan like me or are you a moderator working in the pay of Samsung or any of their agents. Just asking I'm not throwing shade on you, as you can never know who's who on the Internet, just ask the Doctor (who)
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yes I have checked out Turkey's stats and certainly Uk  Disposable Income higher than some European countries.   Other factors may be at play.

 

As for your question I am also a Samsung customer and fan but have the status of Superuser on the Community.  Superusers are not employed  by Samsung or affiliates but basically volunteers who send some of their time assisting customers and engage with the Community.  

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Dennycrane
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Thanks for your honest answers JAMES4578, hope I didn't cause you any offence cos that's not what I'm about. As a new(ish) member I wasn't sure of the way your answers were worded. I have known company shills in my time ie people who spout their version of the company line no matter what and somtimes getting it wrong causing misinformation and confusion (fake news). thankfully I was in the wrong here. its been over a week now & I still feel let down & disappointed at not being able to purchase Samsung's very best version of their flagship. just worried that the 6GB ram will hinder me in my use of it video editing, multitasking or anything else that is ram intensive. The storage is less of a sore point, more inconvenient than sore, having to purchase micro sd's or using more cloud space. Still don't know what to do, order it then maybe suffer buyers remorse ruining my experience as a user or trust that the CPU will be more than enough of a workhorse to cope with less ram.
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@Dennycrane  It is fine.    I  agree that  that the 6 GB Ram  is disappointing (when I have for instance 8 GB  in my S10)  , however would imagine that  with the powerful SnapDragon 865 + Processor  should not be too much of an issue for many users.

 

Some hands on experience in this review https://www.expertreviews.co.uk/samsung/1412322/samsung-galaxy-tab-s7-plus-review 

 

 

 

 

 

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Dennycrane
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I have bitten the bullet and pre-ordered the Tab7 plus 5G. thanks again for being my sounding board. well you've got to treat yourself sometime. in saying that the next piece of Samsung tech I want is the flagship 9.1.4 soundbar HW-Q950T. I think that hits our shores sometime in September or October. don't know the price yet but I estimate £1500.00 or so.
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Amazon Germany (samsung store) delivers 8gb ram version to UK. it is also available to pre order. i never ordered from stores outside UK. could you guys please tell me whether it is OK to order from Amazon Germany and will it cover warranty and support? thanks in advance.

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JAMES4578
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@arunvai wrote:

Amazon Germany (samsung store) delivers 8gb ram version to UK. it is also available to pre order. i never ordered from stores outside UK. could you guys please tell me whether it is OK to order from Amazon Germany and will it cover warranty and support? thanks in advance.


Hi @arunvai  As far as Samsung warranty goes:

 

Consumers who are using a product in a country in the European Economic Area and Switzerland (“Europe”) which was first purchased in another country in Europe can obtain warranty services. The period of the warranty and the warranty service provided will be those of the country in Europe where the warranty claim is made. "

 

Uk information here: https://www.samsung.com/uk/support/warranty/    Think though if purchasing from Amazon they would be your first port of call, Eu have 2 year minimum guarantee https://europa.eu/youreurope/citizens/consumers/shopping/shopping-consumer-rights/index_en.htm#fault...    However the Uk will not be in the European Economic area after the transition period  ends (presumably at end of 2020)    Some Uncertainty afterwards and this from the which guide :

Shopping outside the UK after Brexit

All the same consumer rights still apply to goods and services bought from retailers based in the EU during the transition period. When you shop online, read the terms and conditions to see what governing law applies, as you won't be protected in the same way as if you bought from a UK retailer. If you're buying from a marketplace, be aware that sellers can be from all over the EU.   https://www.which.co.uk/consumer-rights/advice/how-will-brexit-affect-my-consumer-rights#how-does-br... 

A lot of our laws are the same as other EU countries, but the right to get a refund after 30 days for a faulty product  is UK specific.

 

 

 

 

 

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arunvai
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Thank you so much for the finding this information for me 🙏. I was waiting for this tablet for quite some time and it is frustrating that i can't order the best version of it. i am just going to wait till 8GB RAM version is released in UK. thanks once again.

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This does frustrate me as I really wanted the version with 8gb ram (like my tab s6). My best guess is that there were a very small proportion of tab s6's sold with the larger memory, so this is the trade off manufacture / support cost vs demand. Disappointing and tempting to get the larger model from France even though there would be no UK warranty. Can't help think that Samsung have missed a trick here - if you want a new market (i.e. compete with the iPad Pro 12.9) then you can't look backwards at your data to a time when you didn't compete...
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TBH

 

I was interested in possibly upgrading from the S6 to the S7+, but the drop in specs put a stop to that, and even though Samsung will offer €300 on trade in, I could get more than that even from the likes of CEX with the included keyboard cover, never mind private sale.

Certainly would be considering going to Amazon.de if I went that route but very much 50/50 on the upgrade idea.

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Why would you release a tablet to compete with the iPad Pro and withhold the top spec model? It makes zero sense. I was considering both tablets but not being able to get the faster tablet with more storage has made my decision easy and I will be getting an iPad Pro.

 

Very poor from Samsung.

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Completely agree. Also coming from an S6 WiFi 8gb RAM 256gb model. Really like the look of the S7+ but absolutely bewildered that the higher spec models are not being released in the UK. If I'm going to splash the cash on the S7+, it's as an upgrade. Where does downgrading to lower RAM and storage fit into that?

The only power we have as consumers is voting with our wallets, so I'll either go the iPad pro route or wait in the hope that Samsung UK see sense and make the higher spec models available. Really cheesed off.
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If this video is correct, the 256GB and 512GB versions might be faster?

See from 2min 17s

https://youtu.be/vReH6f99EU4

 

I can't find anything to verify this though, anyone know?

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It will be. More ram and also if you compare the onboard storage its going to be faster. As soon as you go beyond the 128gb storage, anything stored on an sd card is going to suffer significantly slower read write times to that of the onboard storage.

 

So basically if you're in the UK market and want the best tablet money can buy, the iPad pro is still the only option.

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JAMES4578
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Depends to an extent on the quality of the SD card but  primary storage will certainly be faster, even with the premium cards.   Some pros and cons of  SD cards here https://www.datanumen.com/blogs/12-advantages-disadvantages-using-sd-card  It is not really advisable to use the cards for Apps https://www.androidpolice.com/2019/02/13/sandisk-a2-and-400gb-microsd-roundup-review-buy-for-storage... 

 

 

Review of Best Sd cards here https://www.expertreviews.co.uk/storage/1405596/best-microsd-cards-the-best-microsd-cards 

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