Samsung is set to release its first Android-powered tablet, dubbed ‘Galaxy Tab’, before the end of September.
The Korean electronics giant will be hosting an invite-only event for the press on August 11th, which industry-watchers believe will be the stage for the tablet’s official unveiling.
Although details are sketchy on the device’s technical specifications, it will reportedly be sporting a 1.2GHz Samsung Hummingbird A8 processor and a seven-inch display, making it considerably more compact than Apple’s popular iPad.
The tablet will also feature 3G, Wi-Fi and GPS functionality, 16GB of onboard memory and run the latest version of Android, 2.2, according to the Reuters news agency.
Competition for the Galaxy tablet will be tough as more and more manufacturers are confirming plans to release tablet devices, including Microsoft, LG and HP.
It remains to be seen if any of them will be able to make an impact on the market the same way Apple has.