Sharp Galapagos A01SH tablet gets unveiled

Sharp Galapagos A01SH tablet gets unveiled
Wow, it seems like every single electronics manufacturer has jumped on board the Android tablet bandwagon, and Sharp is no exception to that trend. The company introduced the first two members of its Galapagos lineup way back last year, and today, a third device has officially been added to the family.

The Sharp Galapagos A01SH tablet has just been unveiled along with its final hardware specs and projected release date, at least in Japan, that is. What we have here is a 7-inch tablet with a display resolution of 1024 by 600 pixels, and a NVIDIA Tegra 2 chipset clocked at 1GHz is what makes it tick. A couple of cameras are in tow as well – a 5-megapixel main one with autofocus and LED flash and a 2-megapixel secondary shooter for self-portraits and video conversations. The device’s battery is rated at 7.5 hours, and Android 3.2 Honeycomb is the operating system in charge of the show. Nothing revolutionary in terms of hardware, we know, but it seems like pricing will be a main selling point for the Galapagos A01SH.

The Galapagos A01SH will be launching in Japan later this month, yet Sharp has promised that its tablets will make it to the US later this year. As the A01SH has already cleared the FCC, it wouldn’t be surprising if it lands on a shelf with a price tag on in the near future. However, it better be priced reasonably as there doesn’t seem to be another factor that will help it stand out of the crowd.

Source: EAccess (translated) via Electronista



1. AhmadAlsayegh

Posts: 326; Member since: Jul 18, 2011

it makes me laugh how sharp always try to catch up with innovative big names, and almost fail every time i dont know abt the japanese market though

2. ecml490 unregistered

That is one ugly tablet!

4. ryq unregistered

japan electronic makers are no longer competitive in the world market. they are almost always more expensive than koreans or chinese, including taiwanese, brand.

5. junulrik unregistered

i have this one and this is really good... size is good enough, made of aluminum back, fast and very comforble to hold.. screen although lcd made but still good and vibrant.. watching videos is enjoyable.. android 3.2 version..

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