The very first Android tablet option from a large company was the Galaxy Tab, a 7-inch, single core tablet aimed at mobility. While the tablet wasn’t much of a hit, it definitely put 7 inch tablets on the map and Samsung did a great job at showcasing what you could do with its tablet that you couldn’t with the iPad, like putting the device in your back pocket. According to HDBlog.it, Samsung may give the 7-incher a reboot in by fall of this year.
With the Galaxy Tab 10.1, Samsung has seriously stepped up its game, and one could easily say that it’s the first high-end Android Honeycomb tablet worth buying. We’re also expecting to see an 8.9 inch version somewhere down the road, but many have been looking to see the ultra-portable 7 inch tablet get a refresh. Well, we may have one this fall and we can’t help but think that this may be the go-to 7 inch tablet to buy when or if it comes around.
Rumored to sport the same 1.2 Exonys dual-core processor that you’ll find in the Samsung Galaxy S 2, or at least very similar to it, the extra core of processing power should be a very welcomed addition. Other rumored specs include:
- 1Gb Ram
- 2GB of ROM
- 16GB of internal memory
- Micro SD
- Tab proprietary connector with USB Host capabilities (adapter)
- 7 inch IPS display
- Ability to call, video call and send SMS
We’re also hearing that instead of Honeycomb we’ll have to deal with Android 2.3.4 Gingerbread instead. If Samsung chooses to bring a high-end Android tablet to market with an outdated version of the OS, many will probably disappointed, but at the same time we can’t say that we’d be surprised. The reasoning behind this is unknown, but this is just a rumor, after all.
Hopefully we’ll see the refresh in time for the fall, but by then we’ll already have more powerful options.