Samsung Unveils Galaxy Tab 10.1 And Galaxy Tab 8.9, World’s Thinnest Tablets

Samsung, the biggest manufacturer of Android devices has unveiled the world’s thinnest mobile tablets Galaxy Tab 10.1 and Galaxy Tab 8.9 beating iPad 2 thickness by a small margin. With amazing internals, these Galaxy Tabs has thickness of 8.6mm which is 0.2mm lesser than iPad 2’s 8.8mm.

Samsung GALAXY Tab 10.1 sports a WXGA TFT LCD display (1280 x 800) and is powered by 1GHz dual core processor and weighs only 595g. Samsung GALAXY Tab 8.9 comes with a slightly smaller display of 8.9-inches and WXGA 1280×800 resolution. Other than the display size, both the monsters have the same hardware specs.

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Both the tablets come with the latest Android mobile platform “Android 3.0 Honeycomb” and comes with built-in support for Adobe Flash 10.2 which is optimized for a good movies experience and playing games at a breeze.

Samsung’s TouchWiz user interface is designed with a Live Panel menu that lets you customize display to include wide content on the home screen including digital pictures, favorite Web sites and social network feeds. The interface also comes with an app tray for launching commonly used apps such as task manager, calendar, music player etc.

Here goes full specifications of the fabulous beauty. Note that the specifications for Galaxy Tab 8.9 variant will be the same as below except for the display size of 8.9”.

SAMSUNG GALAXY TAB 10.1 SPECIFICATIONS

  • Network: HSPA+ 21Mbps 850/900/1900/2100, EDGE/GPRS 850/900/1800/1900
  • OS: Android™ 3.0 (Honeycomb)
  • Display: 10.1″ WXGA 1280×800
  • Processor: 1GHz Dual Core application processor
  • Camera: Main(Rear) : 3.0-Mega Pixel Camera AF with LED Flash
    Camera Front : 2.0-Mega Pixel Camera
  • Video: Format : MPEG4/H263/H264,Divx/Xvid
    Playback : 1080p Full HD Video @ 30fps
    Recording : 720p HD Video
  • Audio: MP3, AAC, AAC+, eAAC+, OGG, MIDI, AMR-NB/WB
    3.5mm Ear Jack, Surround Sound Stereo Speakers
  • Samsung TouchWiz UX
  • Adobe Flash Player 10.2
  • Connectivity: Bluetooth® technology v 2.1 + EDR, USB 2.0, WiFi 802.11 (a/b/g/n)
  • Sensor: Gyroscope, Accelerometer, Digital Compass, Ambient Light sensor
  • Memory: 16G / 32G / 64G, microSD (up to 32GB)
  • Size: 256.6 x 172.9 x 8.6 mm, 595g
  • Battery: 6800mAh

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SAMSUNG GALAXY TAB 10.1, 8.9 PRICING AND AVAILABILITY

The Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 will be available at retail stores starting June 8th and comes with 16GB and 32GB storage options. The 32GB will be priced at $599 and 16GB model will be dearer at $499.

The Galaxy Tab 8.9 is also expected to release to retails from June 8 for $469 for the 16GB version and $569 for the 32GB version.

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1 Response

  1. Joel V says:

    This is one pretty tablet! I prefer the 8.9″ one because it is small enough to fit anywhere, but yet it looks like it will be great for watching movies and shows! I can’t wait to get one! I know the first app that I will be downloading will be the DISH Remote Access app. As a customer and employee of DISH Network, I have been using this app on my Galaxy S phone and I always wanted a bigger screen to stream live TV and recordings to from my 922 SlingLoaded receiver. The iPad seems a little too big to take anywhere. So this is perfect! I hope that summer comes quickly, because I want one NOW!