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Samsung premieres Galaxy Tab

Samsung premieres Galaxy Tab

Samaung's Galaxy Tab device has had the lid on its capabilities lifted for the first time after the South Korean firm used a video presentation to confirm its impending arrival.

Check out the Tab in action in the clip below

The Galaxy Tab is larger than the average smartphone with its seven-inch screen, but is still a few inches short of matching the iPad in terms of raw display size. However, with Android on board and a host of powerful features, it is definitely aiming to dethrone Apple's tablet.

The video shows that the Galaxy Tab will be competent enough to handle HD video playback, together with staples of the tablet market including e-book reader functionality.

It will also support video calls and augmented reality apps via integrated cameras, which puts it ahead of the iPad in some respects.

Since the Galaxy Tab is claimed to offer HD playback whilst sporting a screen that is physically smaller than that of the iPad, it is assumed that Samsung has pulled the same tricks as Apple did with the iPhone 4's Retina Display and squeezed in more pixels per inch to deliver a higher resolution in a smaller area.

The European launch of the Samsung Galaxy Tab is set to take place during the IFA 2010 event on September 2nd.

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