Samsung Galaxy Tab Specs and Release Date

The Samsung Galaxy Tab, a much-leaked, small-enough-to-grip-with-one-hand tablet, will be unveiled on September 2 at the IFA trade show in Berlin, Germany.

The Samsung Galaxy Tab, a much-leaked, small-enough-to-grip-with-one-hand tablet, will be unveiled on September 2 at the IFA trade show in Berlin, Germany. Photo: Samsung

The tablet market is definitely on the rise. And as this trend continues, lots of manufacturers are putting together the best ideas and the most advanced technology they can think of in order to come up with their own new tablet devices.

Apple has been very fortunate enough to capture the biggest market share in the tablet market. Its iPad has been totally dominating the tablet market ever since the day it was released in the market.

And now, Samsung is giving it a try with its upcoming release of its own version of tablet device that will be called the Samsung Galaxy Tab P1000.

The Samsung Galaxy Tab, a much talked-about rival to Apple’s iPad, has been demonstrated in an official teaser video from Korea, which showed a number of features that were rumored before about the upcoming tablet.

Samsung hopes the tablet computer will not just rival the iPad but pre-empt the next version of Apple’s tablet, expected to be released next year.

Some photos as well as the teaser video in some way have confirmed that the Samsung Galaxy Tab will run the Android 2.2 OS and will carry the model number GT-P1000.

With a release date set for this week’s IFA expo in Germany (September 2nd), the Samsung’s Galaxy Tab is expected will have 3G connectivity, an ARM11 1GHz processor and the usual Wi-Fi, a 16:10 screen ratio, a QVGA forward-facing camera for video calling, SDHC memory expandability, and a DMB tuner for TV viewing, Swype, HD movie playback, “Flash support,” GPS navigation

However, it has been said that the user interface for the new product is an impressive selling point. According to tech news site Engadget, the user interface “really looks silky smooth and should give the iPad cause for concern.”

The Galaxy Tab is much lighter than the iPad and very plastic in appearance, which is not really unusual with Samsung devices. In addition to that, the Samsung Galaxy Tab P1000 will sport a 7-inch Super AMOLED display that comes with a 1024×600 pixel resolution.

So, the Galaxy Tab  is around half the size of the Apple’s iPad but more than twice the size of Apple’s iPhone, aiming it at those who want to browse and watch video on a larger screen but find the iPad simply too large.

Apparently, the Galaxy Tab will also function as a phone for voice calls besides using its cellular connection for data purposes evident by its huge dialer screen that will be working together with Samsung’s Touchwiz UI.

According to Gizmodo, the 7-inch tablet will be unveiled September 2 at Berlin’s IFA consumer electronics show. See the official Samsung Galaxy Tab teaser below. Would you use the Samsung Galaxy Tab? Why or why not? [Samsung Mobile via Gizmodo and Engadget]

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