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Samsung Galaxy Q. Is it a smartphone? Is it a tablet?

The rumors of a new kind of device, a hybrid between a smartphone and a tablet, have been around for quite some time now. And even though the official release of the Samsung Galaxy Q, the supposed name of the first tablet-phone, is still kept secret, there are a few details that are publicly known and that make us, technology freaks, vibrate with impatience.

First of all, it appears that the Samsung Galaxy Q will be intended to slot between the 4.3-inch Samsung Galaxy S 2 and the 7-inch Samsung Galaxy Tab. The first is an Android operated smartphone with a 8 MP camera, touchscreen and 16 GB of internal memory and the other one, with which you are probably more familiarized, is an Android 2.2-powered mobile tablet, which we have reviewed some time ago.

Samsung Galaxy Q is expected to be the first device that combines the attributes of tablets with those of smartphones

Samsung Galaxy Q is expected to be the first device that combines the attributes of tablets with those of smartphones

Secondly, it seems that it will feature a 5.3-inch Super AMOLED Plus screen, which means two things. On one hand, a 5.3-inch screen seems tiny and uncomfortable for a tablet, but on the other hand, the quality of the Super AMOLED plus technology should make the image extremely bright and clear.

As far as the unveiling of the first-ever tablet-smartphone hybrid, this is expected to happen at the IFA consumer electronics trade show in Berlin at the beginning of September.

Finally, in terms of specifications or capabilities, there is another sure thing according to the rumors, and that is the 4G technology. Prepare yourself thereby for a device that will offer blazingly fast network speed! Also, the Samsung Galaxy Q should include a QWERTY keyboard, an optical trackpad, accelerometer sensor for UI auto-rotate, touch-sensitive controls, 16 GB of internal storage and applications like Google Search, Maps, Gmail, YouTube, Google Talk or Picasa, even though these are pieces of information that are far from being officialy confirmed.

Of course, there is no way we can talk about price tags at the moment, even though we are quite sure that the Samsung Galaxy Q, as any other technology pioneers, will not come extremely cheap and will not be able to be afforded by everyone.

Source: Fonehome.co.uk

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Last updated: July 19, 2011 | Published: July 19th, 2011
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