Samsung Galaxy is an Android based compact tablet computer manufactured by Samsung, set for release mid-September in Europe and early Q4 2010 in the USA, and was rumored to cost about 699€ (16GB model) and 799€ (32GB model).
Samsung Galaxy features a 7-inch TFT-LCD touchscreen, Wi-Fi capability, a 1.0 GHz ARM Cortex-A8 ("Hummingbird") processor, and the Swype input system. It is equipped with a 3.2MP rear-facing camera and a 1.3MP front facing camera for video calls. The Galaxy Tab, at release, was equipped with Android 2.2 (Froyo).
Hardware Specs: The tablet is enclosed in a plastic body that makes it lighter than other metal-made tablets, weighting 380 g (13.404 o.).
The GT-P1000 model carries a 7" LCD TFT instead of the AMOLED which is used by Samsung in most of its phones. The screen has a 1024x600 resolution. It has a flash internal storage of 16GB or 32GB that can be expanded with a sd card. Its CPU is a 1.0GHz Cortex A8 application and has 512MB of RAM.
The tablet has two cameras: a 3MP camera (rear) that comes with a LED light and a 1.3MP front camera for video calling.
Samsung Galaxy Tab GT-P1000 review
The tablet has 802.11n Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 3.0, 3G connectivity throught HSPA and HSUPA networks, and a GPS chip.
It is believed that its 4000mAh battery will give it 7 hours of video playback or 1000 hours of talk time.
Software: This tablet comes with Android 2.2 that will be upgradeable to Android 3.0 in a near future. The current Android version has been modified with some custom skins and applications. Adobe Flash 10.1, DivX, MPEG-4, WMV and Xvid support has also been anounced.
It features a calendar, email and instant messaging applications. It has a e-reading applications which launchs PressDisplay when reading newspapers, Kobo when reading e-books, and Zinio when reading magazines.