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Samsung Galaxy Tab review | Introduction

Published on: Thursday, December 23rd 2010                   Written by: Dennis Hissink - Photography by: Mark Peters

Samsung Galaxy Tab test

T he tablet concept has already existed for a while, but the tablet only really broke through with the arrival of Apple’s flagship, the iPad. The iPad appeals to a large group of users, the majority of which are consumers. Although Apple has gotten a head start because there was no competition, the industry has since woken up. Samsung is one of those manufacturers that sees opportunity and has jumped into Apple’s wake. Additionally, Samsung is aiming at business users and consumers. During the IFA 2010, the Samsung Galaxy Tab was shown and a few months later, the Tab has seen a phased introduction and is now available in different countries.

Samsung Galaxy Tab GT-P1000 review

Samsung Galaxy Tab GT-P1000 review

 

Samsung Galaxy Tab sales package

Samsung Galaxy Tab sales package

Samsung Galaxy Tab mobile computer

The Samsung Galaxy Tab is based on another cell Phone with sales success, the Samsung Galaxy S smartphone. If you look at it simply, the Samsung Galaxy Tab is an enlarged version of the Galaxy S. At 7 inches, the screen’s format is 3 inches bigger than that of the Galaxy S, and the amount of pixels has been reduced by 2 million, which results in a 3 Megapixel camera. The Samsung Galaxy Tab is run by a PowerVR SGX540 and a 1 GHz Hummingbird processor and is equipped with a 16 or 32GB internal memory. This can also be extended with a microSDHC card, to achieve a total storage capacity of 48/64GB. The Samsung Tab runs on Android 2.2 Froyo.

Samsung Galaxy Tab review

Samsung Galaxy Tab review

Samsung Galaxy Tab price

The Samsung Galaxy Tab’s price tag is about $600 / 749 Euros (varies per region), but will probably have a lower price in combination with a data subscription offered by a provider. At first, it seems like a big price tag, but when you compare the price composition with that of the Samsung Galaxy S, for example, and the subscription prices that the providers offer, the price tag is understandable. Still, we had definitely expected a lower price tag, especially seeing the price level of the iPad, which seems more attractive.

 

Samsung ear phones

Samsung ear phones

Samsung Galaxy Tab charger

Samsung Galaxy Tab charger

Samsung Galaxy Tab manual

Samsung Galaxy Tab manual

 
 
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