Jun 14 AT 7:39 AM Taylor Wimberly 19 Comments

New details leak on Samsung’s first Android tablet

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.

Via: Engadget

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    I’d certainly like a 10in one :)

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    the screen ratio looks perfect for viewing movies. can’t wait for it have “bada OS”.

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    After Samsung’s BeHold 2 fiasco, I don’t think I’ll be buying any Samsung Android products for a while!!! I’d be very leery of software update promises made by Samsung!


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    The “working to bring to a U.S. carrier” part is a little disturbing…

    I already pay for broadband at home and for a mobile phone data plan. Unless the “carrier” is one of my two existing ISPs and includes service in my CURRENT price plan, I’ll pass on a tablet or wait until one is sold stand-alone with WiFi only.

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    Samsung needs to stop ripping off Apple’s industrial design. The hardware is powerful, the OS is awesome, but they’re cheapening the whole thing by making it look like an iPhone/iPad knockoff. Get your own designs, Samsung. Look at HTC and Motorola; their stuff is dope.

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      I agree, look at the ugly bezel around the screen.

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        While the SGS is a beautiful device, it’s only pretty in the way that that girl from across the way is pretty because she looks like an actress you’ve seen on TV, except the SGS is doing it on purpose.

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    Price??? TMO, July 21st for both??? PRICE???

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    Am already a fan of the Samsung S and I am not sure if I am getting this. Nonetheless, stunning and beautiful. Good job Android!

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