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Samsung Galaxy Tablet Specs

The 7-inch (17.8-centimeter) Samsung Galaxy Tablet has the following specifications:

  • Dimensions (W x H x D) -- 4.74 x 7.48 x 0.47 inches (12.04 x 19.0 x 1.19 centimeters)
  • Weight -- 13.58 ounces (384.97 grams)
  • Display -- WSVGA (Wide Super Video Graphics Array), 600 x 1024 pixel resolution, 3.54" x 6.05 inches actual display size.
  • CPU -- 1GHz, Cortex-A8 processor
  • Memory -- 592MB of RAM, 512MB of ROM, 2GB internal flash memory
  • 16GB microSD card included, will accept up to 32 GB microSD card
  • Front camera -- 1.3 Megapixel
  • Rear camera -- 3.0 Megapixel
  • Operating System – Android 2.2 (Froyo) (in some regions, Galaxy Tabs ship with or are upgradable to Android 2.3, Gingerbread)
  • Connections -- WiFi: 802.11 b/g/n; USB 2.0; Bluetooth 3.0; 3G (3G version only)

The Samsung Galaxy Tablet 10.1 has the following specifications (note that there are two versions of the 10.1, called the 10.1 and the 10.1V. As CNET notes, they're nearly identical except that the 10.1V is slightly thicker and heavier and has a better rear camera):

10.1V

  • Dimensions (W x H x D) – 6.71 x 9.69 x 0.43 inches (17.04 x 24.61 x 1.09 centimeters)
  • Weight – 21.12 ounces (601.29 grams)

10.1

  • Dimensions (W x H x D) – 6.81 x 10.1 x 0.34 inches (17.3 x 25.65 x 0.86 centimeters)
  • Weight – 19.9 ounces (564.16 grams)
  • Display – 10.1 inches (25.65 centimeters), 1280 x 800 pixel resolution. Actual display size: 5.35 x 8.56 inches (13.58 x 21.74 centimeters)
  • CPU -- 1GHz Nvidia Tegra 2
  • Memory – 1 GB of RAM, 32 GB of ROM, 32GB internal flash memory (16 GB and 64 GB versions also available)
  • Front camera -- 2 Megapixel
  • Rear camera -- 8 Megapixel auto (10.1V);3 megapixel (10.1)
  • Operating System – Android 3.1 (Honeycomb)
  • Connections -- WiFi: 802.11 b/g/n; USB 2.0; Bluetooth 2.1; 3G (3G version only), 4G available with some cell phone service providers

The Galaxy Tab costs $350 for the WiFi- only version. The 3G version costs around $200 with a contract and data plan (which costs $30 per month and up), although price can vary depending on which service provider you go with.

The 10.1, 16 GB WiFi version costs $499.99 ($599.99 for the 32 GB version). The 4G, 16 GB version is for $529.99 with a contract and data plan [source: Samsung].

Next, we'll see what accessories are available for the Samsung Galaxy Tablet.


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