The Galaxy Tab is an upcoming 7 inch Android tablet from Samsung. We’ve been seeing photos and hearing snippets of info about the Samsung Galaxy Tab for months, but we haven’t seen any real specs… until now. The folks at Samsung Firmwares managed to snag the firmware for the upcoming tablet which will be known as the P1000 Galaxy Tab.
Here’s what the firmware indicates. The tablet will run Google Android 2.2 and the software indicates a screen resolution of 480 x 800 pixels, a 1GHz ARM Hummingbird processor, s&upport for Adobe Flash Player, GPS, WiFi, and the Swype virtual keyboard.This despite early reports that the tablet would have a 1.2GHz CPU.
The tablet will apparently have two cameras, with the front-facing camera topping out at 320 x 240 pixels for video chat and similar applications. The rear camera is a 3.1MP camera with a maximum resolution of 2048 x 1536 pixels.
There’s a decent chance that Samsung will officially unveil the tablet at the IFA trade show in September, so we won’t have to wait too long to find out whether these specs are correct.
A higher resolution display would be nice, since the 7 inch Galaxy Tab appears to have the same screen resolution as the 4 inch Samsung Galaxy S smartphone. But the feature I’m most interested in finding out about is the price tag.
Meanwhile Engadget dug up some evidence that the tablet will debut with Vodaphone in the UK, which suggests a 3G capable version may be available — maybe for a subsidized price. No definitive word on whether other mobile broadband providers around the globe are on-board — but we did see a report a while back indicating that Verizon might offer the tablet in the US.