Samsung’s first Android tablet, the ‘Galaxy Tape’, is shaping up to be one powerful device. We first learned of the device last week and the rumored specs have already received a bump since then.
Starting off we learn that the 7-inch screen is said to be of Samsung’s Super AMOLED variety, which is the brightest display and consumes less power. Early pics of the device revealed Android 2.1, but Samsung will reportedly have Android 2.2 up and running by launch. No exact processor model was given, but we are now hearing it will be ARM Cortex-A8 based and run at 1.2 GHz. Samsung makes their own mobile processors, so this could be a higher clocked S5PC110 that is being used in the Samsung Galaxy S.
The Galaxy Tape will weigh in at 370 grams (think about two Droids) thanks to its 4000 mAh battery. Users will find 16 GB of storage on-board with a MicroSD expansion slot that can be expanded up to 32 GB.
In addition to a 7-inch tablet, Samsung is also said to be working on other versions sized at 8 and 10 inches. The first tablets are rumored to arrive around Q3 in South Africa and South Korea, but we fully expect Samsung is working to bring the device to a U.S. carrier.