As expected, Samsung today formally announced the Samsung GALAXY Tab (model: GT-P1000), its first tablet device.
“Samsung recognizes the tremendous growth potential in this newly created market and we believe that the Samsung GALAXY Tab brings a unique and open proposition to market. There is a new and emerging consumer demand that Samsung can satisfy since mobile is in our DNA. This demand continues to grow and develop as users tap its limitless potential,” said JK Shin, President and Head of Mobile Communications Business, Samsung Electronics. “The Samsung GALAXY Tab has been designed to enable consumers to maximize their online experience wherever that may be. The Samsung GALAXY Tab is pushing the market in new directions and Samsung believes this is only the beginning of its innovations as pioneers in smart media devices.”
Samsung GALAXY Tab specifications:
- Processor: 1GHz Cortex A8 with PowerVR SGX540 GPU
- Operating system: Google Android 2.2
- Connectivity: Quad-band GSM/GPRS/EDGE and tri-band HSUPA/HSDPA
- Other connectivity: GPS, 802.11 a/b/g/n Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 3.0, DLNA
- Input: Software keyboard
- Display: 7-inch LCD touchscreen WSVGA display
- Memory: 512MB RAM
- Storage: 16GB or 32GB options / microSD cards up to 32GB
- Camera: Front-facing 1.3MP webcam / rear-facing 3MP with auto-focus and flash
- Battery: 4,000mAh
- Dimensions / Weight: 190.1 by 120.5 by 12 millimeters / 380 grams
The Samsung GALAXY Tab will come with the Readers Hub app for e-reading (including access to a digital library), Media Hub for films and videos, and Music Hub for music.
Samsung has not announced pricing but the GALAXY Tab will be available in Europe starting in mid-September with other markets (including the US, Korea, and Asia) later in the “coming months.”