Bad News Rumor: The Samsung Galaxy Tab Tablet To Have Low-res Screen

I’ll be the first to stand up and shout that hardware specs alone do not make or break devices —  especially tablets. However, a rumor is circulating that states the Samsung Galaxy Tab tablet will share most of the same specs with the Galaxy S smartphone including the 1GHz CPU and screen resolution. That’s bad news bears. That would mean the 7-inch tablet would have a nasty 480 x 800 resolution. No one wants that and would spell certain doom for the first major iPad fighter from the house of Samsung. Good thing the rumor is being disputed with some proof that the resolution will be slightly higher.

There’s a talk over at xdadevelopers that the tablet’s resolution is more like 600 x 1024. Those specs were found within the tablet’s firmware and seem a bit more likely. Considering the Tab is supposed to be a 7-inch screen, this resolution would put it on par with the 9.7-inch 1024 x 768 iPad. The official specs will likely drop within a few weeks during Samsung’s IFA press conference — this is of course if they don’t leak before hand. [via Gizmodo]