Samsung Announces Galaxy Tab


Samsung has released details of their Galaxy Tab Android-based tablet. The specs include:

  • Cortex A8 1 GHz processor
  • Android 2.2 (Froyo)
  • 16GB/32GB memory
  • MicroSD slot (up to 32 GB)
  • 7-inch WSVGA (1024×600) capacitive touch screen
  • Full HD (1080p) video player and recorder (720 x 480) @ 3ofps
  • Video support for DivX, XviD, MPEG4, H.263, H.264 and more.
  • Front (1.3 MP)and rear (3 MP) facing cameras
  • 3G HSPA connectivity
  • 802.11n Wi-Fi
  • Bluetooth 3.0
  • GPS

This is serious Android tablet. It has all my must-haves:

  • Latest Android OS (2.2)
  • Capacitive-touch screen
  • Powerful processor
  • Plenty of memory

It also has a nice list of accessories out of the gate:

  • Keyboard dock
  • Case options
  • TV out (though not HDMI)

Two words come to mind: “I Want”. It will be interesting to see where this lands. I wouldn’t be surprised to see a Verizon version. You can see a video of it after the jump.

See more info on their press release: Press release.

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  • Mark September 2, 2010, 10:27 am

    Thanks Bryan,
    I have been keeping my eye on the upcoming Android tablets and they look promising. This one, however, seems to be on the small side for what I was expecting. It will be interesting to see it in person I suppose but I will probably lean towards something in the 9″-10″ range.

  • Bryan September 2, 2010, 11:46 am

    They did mention it was the first, implying there would be more in the line. I would tend to agree with you that I would like a bigger one, but this is a good form-factor to compete with e-book readers like the Sony, Kindle, and Nook.

  • chriszzz September 2, 2010, 1:01 pm

    Any bigger, and it will be much too heavy to hold comfortably unsupported for long. At under 14oz, the Samsung Tab should be light enough to hold in your hands.

  • Paul September 2, 2010, 4:56 pm

    Presently, I have an iPad. While I love the device, for extended periods, it does get tiring holding it. This seems like a great size and weight.

    We’ll see how it works in the field.

  • Cyril September 3, 2010, 6:30 pm

    And the autonomy ?

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