Samsung Galaxy Tab Becomes Official; Galaxy Tab Full Specs Available

September 2, 2010, By Alex Ion

After weeks of speculation and rumors, Samsung are finally entering the tablet market (officially) with their new Samsung Galaxy Tab.

Samsung Galaxy Tab

For those of you who had your head firmly implanted into sand, Samsung Galaxy Tab is a 7-inch Android-powered tablet with built-in phone capabilities. The sleek device was being shown off during this year’s IFA consumer electronics show in Berlin, where Thomas Richter, Samsung’s head of product portfolio, said that “”This is not just another tablet. We call it a Smart Media device.”

Samsung Galaxy Tab Full Specs

A real iPad competitor, as analysts see it (us included), the new Samsung Galaxy Tab is only 380 grams heavy, runs Android 2.2 with TouchWiz 3.0, has a 1024 x 600 resolution (WSVGA) display, 16GB or 32GB of built-in storage and a 1GHz Cortex A8 processor to power all these things.

Here’s a full list of specs:

  • Android 2.2 running TouchWiz 3.0
  • 7-inch TFT LCD with 1024 x 600 resolution (WSVGA)
  • 1GHz Cortex A8 processor
  • 16GB or 32GB internal storage
  • microSD expansion for up to 32GB additional storage
  • Front-facing 1.3 megapixel camera and rear 3 megapixel camera with flash
  • 4,000mAh battery (yummy!)
  • 3G data / voice (there’s a speakerphone and Bluetooth for phone calls, but no earpiece)
  • 5GHz dual-band 802.11n WiFi
  • Standard back color is white, carriers might offer different colors
  • Full HD video playback
  • 30-pin dock connector on the bottom that allows for HDMI, USB, and docking accessories (a car dock at least is planned)

Samsung Galaxy Tab specs

Samsung Galaxy Tab has great specs. Some of the things that really need mention again are the 4,000 mAh battery which is said to run continuously for seven hours of video playback (that’s a lot), the fact that it supports a wide range of connectivity methods (Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, HSDPA and HSUPA), a GPS chip. It will also run HTML5 and Adobe Flash, and will support eBooks.

Samsung Galaxy Tab Availability & Pricing

The model Samsung presented in Berlin is a GSM version and for now there’s no word if a CDMA version is in the works, or what carriers will subsidize the tablet for their subscribers. Also, we’re in the dark when it comes to pricing, too.

What we managed to find out is that the Galaxy Tab will launch in Europe in October (rumors have it that Italy will be first to get their hands on it).

“Because the Tab offers both voice and data, the operators will have a range of different subsidies they can offer,” a Samsung spokesman said. “We’re still working with operators on their tariff plans.”

“We will work very hard to deliver a very competitive price,” said DJ Lee.

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