Samsung rumored to debut tablet in September

The first iPad-like tablet from Samsung could be on display for the first time at the IFA consumer electronics show in Berlin.

A leaked photo of the tablet Samsung is expected to officially introduce next month in Berlin.
A leaked photo of the tablet Samsung is expected to officially introduce next month in Berlin. JoongAng Daily

The Samsung Galaxy smartphone is getting a big brother--some say as soon as early September.

Korea's JoongAng Daily quoted a "high-ranking official" at Samsung who indicated that the Galaxy Tab, Samsung's version of the iPad, will be on display at IFA Berlin, which starts September 3. IFA is Europe's equivalent of the Consumer Electronics Show held in Vegas every year, the major difference being that it's a public event, not just a trade show.

A Samsung Mobile official said in June that the Galaxy Tab would be ready by the third quarter, so Wednesday's news fits in that time frame.

The Galaxy Tab is said to be a larger version of the Galaxy smartphone. The tablet's exact specs haven't been announced, but some leaked details indicate that it could have both Wi-Fi and 3G connections, be running Android 2.2, and have a 1.2GHz Cortex A8 processor and 16GB of memory.

Pricing is also unknown, but it's likely that the first place this device would debut would be Samsung's home market of South Korea.

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Erica Ogg is a CNET News reporter who covers Apple, HP, Dell, and other PC makers, as well as the consumer electronics industry. She's also one of the hosts of CNET News' Daily Podcast. In her non-work life, she's a history geek, a loyal Dodgers fan, and a mac-and-cheese connoisseur.


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