The new Samsung Galaxy Tab – a Bigger Avatar of the Galaxy S is here
First we saw the mad rush to launch smart ‘touchscreen’ phones and now we are noticing another mad rush – that of bringing Tablets to the mass. While there are quite a few tabs in the market, Samsung has jumped in with its Galaxy Tab. So, what is this Tablet afterall – does it have in it to satisfy the tech savvy consumers, more so in the post iPad era? Here’s a low down to give you an idea.
In the pre-IPad era (HP Compaq, UMPC, Slate PC to name a few), no one was quite sure how a Tablet should really be like – manufacturers and consumers alike. And while Apple revolutionized the way a Tablet was perceived, it was easier for Sammy to go about and hence the Galaxy Tab.
Yes, it looks an XL Galaxy S – add 3” of screen estate and you get the Tablet. The MPs have been reduced by 2.
Specs that matter:
- 190.09 x 120.45 x 11.98mm, 380gm
- Quad Band GSM, tri-band 3G
- Runs on Froyo (Android 2.2), while it makes sense that it will be upgraded to Gingerbread with TouchWiz 3.0 on top
- 7” LCD touchscreen of WSVGA (600×1024 pixels) resolution and uptown 16M colors
- 1GHZ Hummingbird processor under the hood with Graphics accelerator
- 3.2 MP camera, autofocus with smile-detection, secondary video call camera
- D1 video recording (720×480 pixels)
- Wi-fi, GPS with AGPS, digi-compass
- Internal storage 16GB, expendable with a micro SD card
- Accelerometer, standard 3.5mm audio jack, bluetooth v3.0, Document Editor, HD video playback
Comparing Galaxy Tab with the iPad is kidding – the Galaxy Tab is smaller than the iPad. While its safe enough to say that one can do some decent document editing/writing on the iPad due to its larger screen, that’s not easy on the G Tab (short and easy). On the contrary, it comes in handy when you are on a journey – watching movies on a mobile screen is a pain sometimes, and the iPad is a tad heavier for the purpose. The G Tab strikes a perfect balance – both weight and otherwise. You also get to plug in your favourite pair of Headset as there is a 3.5mm jack.
What do you think – Galaxy S, G Tab or the iPad? Let us know in the comments section, we are eager to know! Stay Hooked!
Posted by Wordmobi