Samsung to Announce Galaxy Tab, an Android-Based Tablet

Samsung is ready to enter Apple’s iPad-controlled waters with a new tablet it will reportedly call Galaxy Tab after its (relatively) successful Galaxy S smartphone. Samsung intends to officially unveil the long-rumored device at a media event on August 11th.

Galaxy Tab will reportedly be released initially as a 7-inch tablet, smaller than Apple’s iPad, though additional sizes may also be coming later in the year. The display will be an AMOLED (active-matrix organic light-emitting diode) touch-screen display, and it will be powered by a Samsung-built 1.2GHz Hummingbird processor.

International Business Times reported that like the Galaxy S smartphone, Galaxy Tab will run Android 2.2 — known as Froyo — and will use Samsung’s Touch Wiz UI for its interface. It will feature two cameras, 16GB of internal storage, a MicroSD slot for expanded storage, and it may have WiFi.

Galaxy S sold close to a million units in its first week of availability, making it one of the top Android devices on the market. Samsung is hoping to leverage that success with its foray into the tablet market.

Galaxy S Smartphone

Samsung Galaxy S Smartphone