Samsung Galaxy Tab Specs
Samsung Galaxy Tab Specs – For the original model known as the Samsung Galaxy Tab see Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.0.The Samsung Galaxy Tab is a line of upper mid-range Android-based tablet computers produced by Samsung. The first model in the series, the 7-inch Samsung Galaxy Tab, was first introduced on 2 September 2010 at the IFA in Berlin. Since then there have been several models released, including models with 7.7, 8.9 and 10.1-inch displays. The Wifi Tabs all include a GPS system whilst the 3G/ 4G Tabs include phone capability.
Samsung Galaxy Tab Specs
Galaxy Tab / Galaxy Tab 7.0 – 2010
The original Galaxy Tab (which was renamed as the Galaxy Tab 7.0 with the release of the 7.7, 8.9, and 10.1) was introduced on 2 September 2010 – at the IFA in Berlin. The Galaxy Tab was the first Android-powered tablet to be released. It has a single core 1 GHz Exynos processor, and a 7-inch TFT LCD display with a resolution of 1024 x 600 pixels.
Its operating system is based on Android 2.2 Froyo with some custom skins and applications. In May 2011 it was reported that Android Gingerbread 2.3.3 was being made available in Italy, with other regions expected to follow. Several updates were made throughout the world and in February 2012 Android Gingerbread 2.3.6 was made available.
During the 2011 International Consumer Electronics Show (CES), Verizon Wireless and Samsung Telecommunications America (Samsung Mobile) announced that a new 4G LTE-Enabled Samsung Galaxy Tab features access to Verizon Wireless’ 4G LTE Mobile Broadband Network and a 5 megapixel rear-facing camera will be available.
Galaxy Tab 7.0 Plus – 2011
The Galaxy Tab 7.0 Plus was the direct successor to the original Galaxy Tab. This model had the same resolution as its predecessor at 1024 x 600, but used a PLS panel. It came with Android 3.2 Honeycomb pre-installed as well as including newer, more powerful hardware.
Galaxy Tab 7.7 – 2011
During IFA 2011 in Berlin, Samsung announced the new Galaxy Tab 7.7, sporting a 7.7 inch Super Amoled screen, dual-core 1.4 GHz processor, 1 GB of memory, support for 32 GB microSD cards (possibly only on some models), a 5,100 mAh battery, a front-facing 2-megapixel camera and a rear-facing 3-megapixel camera with flash. There are 16 GB, 32 GB and 64 GB models. The device measures 196.7 x 133 x 7.89 mm (7.75 x 5.24 x 0.31 inches) and weighs 335 g (11.8 oz) making it much more single-hand friendly than larger models from Samsung and other manufacturers. It runs Android 3.2 Honeycomb, with Samsung’s custom TouchWiz software, with an update to Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich available. The Galaxy Tab 7.7 was released in the US on Verizon on 1 March 2012.
Galaxy Tab 8.9 – 2011
The Galaxy Tab 8.9 was announced at the CTIA Wireless Convention in March 2011. It features the same Nvidia Tegra 2 processor as used in the Galaxy Tab 10.1, with a 3-megapixel rear-facing camera and 6100 mAh battery. The device measures 230.9 x 157.8 x 8.6 mm and weighs 470 grams. It runs Android 3.2 Honeycomb, with Samsung’s custom TouchWiz software, but an update to Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich is available. The Galaxy Tab 8.9 was released on 2 October 2011 in the US.
Galaxy Tab 10.1 – 2011
At the Mobile World Congress event in 2011 Samsung showed a new Galaxy Tab model with bigger 10.1-inch HD display and faster processor, running Google’s Android 3.0 Honeycomb operating system. It was set for a US release in March 2011 and a European release in April. However, after the iPad 2 release, some specifications were described as “inadequate” by the executive vice president of Samsung’s mobile division.
This would lead to the introduction of a newer, slimmer 10.1-inch model at the Samsung Unpacked Event during CTIA Wireless Convention in March 2011, together with an 8.9 inch model, pushing the release date further to 8 June for the US release and “early summer” for the latter model. Although there was no information about a delay of the European release date, it was announced that the previous design, seen at the Mobile World Congress, would be sold relabelled as “Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1v”.
The Galaxy Tab 10.1 runs Android 3.2 Honeycomb, with Samsung’s custom TouchWiz software. An update to Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich is available.
Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 – 2012
The Galaxy Tab 2 series refers to the second generation Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 and 10.1 and are aimed at budget markets. The front-facing cameras have been downgraded to VGA quality, the rear camera to fixed focus, the chip set is now a TI OMAP4430 1.0 GHz dual-core, and is slightly thicker. In addition, the 5 GHz WiFi has been dropped. Both models run Samsung’s TouchWiz software on top of Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich, and have been updated to Android 4.1 and 4.2.2 Jelly Bean.
Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 – 2013
The Galaxy Tab 3 series refers to the third generation Galaxy Tab 3 7.0, 8.0 and 10.1 and are again aimed at budget markets with the Samsung Galaxy Note series taking over the higher-end market. The Galaxy Tab 3 7.0 was announced at the end of April 2013. The Galaxy Tab 3 8.0 and 10.1 were announced at the Computex in June 2013. All 3 devices share a similar design language to the Samsung Galaxy S4 and other recently released Samsung devices.
Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 – 2014
The Galaxy Tab 4 series refers to the fourth generation Galaxy Tab 4 7.0, 8.0 and 10.1 and are again aimed at budget markets while the Galaxy Tab Pro and Note Pro series taking over the higher-end market. The Galaxy Tab 4 7.0, 8.0 and 10.1 were all announced ahead of the Mobile World Congress in April 2014. All 3 devices share a similar design language to the Samsung Galaxy S5 and other recently released Samsung devices. Also all of these tablets feature the same 1.2 GHz quad-core processor and 1.5GB RAM.
Samsung Galaxy Tab Pro – 2014
The Galaxy Tab Pro series refers to the high-end models: the Samsung Galaxy Tab Pro 8.4, Samsung Galaxy Tab Pro 10.1, and Samsung Galaxy Tab Pro 12.2 which are aimed to be the premium model line of Samsung Galaxy tablets together with the Samsung Galaxy Note tablets namely the Samsung Galaxy Note 12.2 which were all announced during the 2014 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas.
Samsung Galaxy Tab S – 2014
The Galaxy Tab S series refers to the ultra high-end models: the Samsung Galaxy Tab S 8.4 and the Samsung Galaxy Tab S 10.5 which are aimed to be the flagship model line of Samsung Galaxy tablets together with other Samsung Galaxy S series devices namely the Samsung Galaxy S5. The tablets were announced during the Samsung Galaxy Premier 2014 in New York.
Samsung Galaxy Tab A – 2015
The Samsung Galaxy Tab A series refers to high-range Samsung tablets, designed to resemble Samsung Galaxy A series phones. The Tab A comes in two sizes, 8″ and 9.7″ with the latter having an S-Pen (stylus) equipped variant. This tablet range is unique in the Tab line up in that it is the first Tab device to come loaded with the free versions of Microsoft Office, including OneNote and OneDrive.
Samsung Galaxy Tab E – 2015
The Samsung Galaxy Tab E series refers to the entry-level Samsung tablets. The Tab E comes in two sizes, which are the 7.0″ and 9.6″ variants.
Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 – 2015
The Galaxy Tab S2 series refers to the second generation ultra high-end tablet models: the Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 8.0 and the Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 9.7 which are aimed to be the flagship model line of Samsung Galaxy tablets together with other Samsung Galaxy S series devices namely the Samsung Galaxy S6. The tablets were released in September 2015.
Samsung Galaxy TabPro S – 2016
The Galaxy TabPro S was unveiled at CES 2016 on January 6, 2016. The Galaxy TabPro S was Samsung’s first Windows-powered 2-in-1 tablet to be released. The tablet has a first-party keyboard attachment included in the box. It is a folio keyboard. This means it can be in two different positions depending how the stand is set up. When closed, it has a leather-like texture to protect from normal wear and tear when traveling. It can also be paired with a phone via Bluetooth. With this, users can unlock the tablet with their phone’s fingerprint sensor. The tablet was released on March 18, 2016.
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.1 – 2016
The Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.1 was released in May 2016 with a 10.1″ 1920×1200 display; S-Pen version was released in September 2016.
Galaxy Tab A 7.0 was released in March 2016 with a 7″ 1280×800 display and 1.5 GB of RAM.
Samsung Galaxy Tab S3 – 2017
The Samsung Galaxy Tab S3 was unveiled at MWC 2017 on February 26, 2017. It sports a 9.7″ 2,048 x 1,536 Super AMOLED display and supports HDR video. The tablet comes with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 processor, 4GB of RAM, 32GB of on board storage and a 6000mAh battery. It also comes with a new and improved S Pen. [sa]