Wednesday, May 4, 2011

WiFi Galaxy Tab running on an older CPU than its 3G siblings?

WiFi-Only Galaxy Tab
If you bought a WiFi-only Galaxy Tab, you probably assumed you were getting the same seven-inch slate that others have been enjoying since November, just without a 3G radio and burdensome two-year contract. Turns out it's worth poring over those specifications on the rear of the packaging. We've yet to get a confirmation from Samsung, but it appears the company swapped out its Hummingbird processor for an older "1GHz Cortex A8" chip with a slower GPU. The Galaxy Tab carriers have been hawking packs a PowerVR SGX 540, but some folks over at the XDA Developers forums have discovered that its WiFi-only sibling is rolling with the previous-gen SGX530. The specs on the Samsung site also lists Bluetooth 2.1 instead of 3.0 -- yet another significant downgrade. We guess the company had to make some trade offs to hit that $350 price point, but we don't have to like it.

WiFi Galaxy Tab running on an older CPU than its 3G siblings? originally appeared on Engadget on Wed, 04 May 2011 11:00:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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