The full specifications for Samsung’s new Galaxy Tab Android Tablet have been released, following its official announcement at IFA, Berlin.
The 3G enabled Tab can be used to communicate by email, voice, video call, SMS, MMS or social networking. The 7-inch screen offers a 1024×600 pixel resolution, while Android 2.2 offers the latest Android OS features and applications – including Flash 10.1.
It’s light too – weighing in at just 380g. With 3G (including HSPA for high-speed mobile data), Bluetooth 3.0, Wi-Fi that includes 802.11n, plus a 1GHz Cortex A8 application processor with PowerVR SGX540 accelerated graphics, this Android tablet will be awesome for web browsing with Flash, or watching movies and playing games. Samsung has, like the Galaxy S, included support for multiple video and audio codecs.
In addition to the wealth of apps already available via the Android Market, Samsung has also included some new ‘Hubs’ to accompany the Social Hub that already brings together all your contacts and social media in one place. The ‘Readers Hub’ is Samsung’s own e-reader, while ‘Media Hub’ offers a gateway to files and videos. ‘Music Hub’, as you might guess, gives access to a wide choice of music.
Samsung is yet to confirm the retail price or availability, stating it will be released in the UK in the ‘coming months’ – but shortly after the release went out to the press, Vodafone issued a release to state that it will be retailing the Galaxy Tab in October.
Patrick Chomet, Group Director of Terminals at Vodafone said: “Vodafone’s aim is to offer all customers new and attractive ways to enjoy mobile data, on the move, across a variety of devices,
“Adding tablets as part of our device range is a natural next step that gives customers an alternative way to enjoy great content and internet services. The GALAXY Tab is another showcase for Samsung’s innovation capabilities and we’re pleased to be introducing this across a number of our markets”.
Full Samsung Galaxy Tab specifications
|Network||2.5G (GSM/ GPRS/ EDGE) : 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 MHz
3G (HSUPA 5.76Mbps, HSDPA 7.2Mbps) : 900 / 1900 / 2100 MHz
|OS||Android 2.2 (Froyo)|
|Display||7.0 inch TFT-LCD, WSVGA (1024 x 600)|
|Processor||Cortex A8 1.0GHz Application Processor with PowerVR SGX540|
|Camera||– 3 MP Camera with Auto-Focus and LED Flash
– 1.3MP front camera for Video Telephony
|– Android Market¢ and Samsung Apps for more applications and contents|
|– Readers Hub, Media Hub* , Music Hub*, Social Hub*
*Availability will be decided by market preference
|– Adobe Flash 10.1 player support
Full HD video playback, Thinkfree Office, Swype, Hybrid Widget
|Connectivity||– 30 pin connector / micro SD
– WiFi 802.11n / Bluetooth® 3.0
|Sensor||– Gyroscope sensor, Geo-magnetic sensor, Accelerometer, Light sensor|
|Memory||– 16GB / 32GB internal memory, up to 32GB external memory slot
– RAM: 512 MB
|Size||– 190.09 x 120.45 x 11.98mm, 380g|
|Battery||4,000mAh (7 hour movie play)|