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.
This one could’ve been more great if it has a front facing camera. Samsung Tab Impressions
It is believed to have both a front and rear camera to keep everyone happy!
Well it will be good if it comes to the UK sooner rather than later as I plan to get hold of one and it would be nice to get be one of the first to get some pics and real world usage info up.
Buying it through a mobile network puts me off a little as I’m not sure I want a contract but then if the total cost of ownership is reasonable I might give it a go!
Hummingbird is Cortex-A8 (ARM v7 architecture), not ARM11 (ARM v6 architecture).
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