The next model in Samsung’s UMPC range, the Samsung NP-Q1EX, has been revealed, after the 7-inch touchscreen device was spotted at the FCC. Dropping the QWERTY thumb-board from the Q1 Ultra, the Q1EX gets a slimmed-down casing, VIA’s 1.2GHz Nano ULV U2500 processor and Chrome9 HC graphics, 2GB of 667MHz DDR2 RAM and an integrated SiRF Star GPS receiver.
Other specs include WiFi b/g, Bluetooth 2.0, a 3-in-1 memory card slot and a 1.3-megapixel rear camera. Based on the Samsung Q1EX that hit the FCC, it looks as though the 1024 x 600 UMPC will have a 60GB hard-drive and a 4-cell, 4,000mAh lithium ion battery that according to Samsung will be good for up to 4.5hrs runtime.
The Samsung NP-Q1EX-FA01US is already up for pre-order with Windows XP Tablet Edition, priced at $775.99. Given that the company’s UMPCs used to cost in excess of $1,000, that seems almost a bargain. No sign of a release date, but given the amount of information on Samsung’s site we’d presume it’s coming soon.