Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.9 and Galaxy Tab 10.1
As promised, Samsung Electronics has unveiled this week its new additions to the Galaxy Tab family, the new 8.9-inch model and “improved” version of the 10.1 Galaxy Tab, which Samsung claims are the world’s thinnest mobile tablets, measuring just 8.6 millimeters.
Both tablets run Android 3.0 (Honeycomb) OS with the TouchWiz user interface and Live Panel menu that users can customize to display a variety of content on the home screen including digital pictures, favorite Web sites and social network feeds. They come pre-loaded with Readers Hub, Music Hub, Social Hub which giving access to more than 2.2 million books, 2,000 newspaper (49 languages), 2,300 magazines (22 languages),13 million songs, and will aggregate email, instant messaging, contacts, calendar and social network connections into a single interface.
The 8.9-inch tablet measures 230.9 x 157.8 x 8.6 mm, weights 470 grams and is powered by Nvidia Tegra 2 dual-core processor at 1GHz. It has a display with 1280 x 800 pixel resolution, offers quadband HSPA＋ 21Mbps( 850/900/1900/2100) EDGE/GPRS (850/900/1800/1900), WiFi a/b/g/n, Bluetooth 3.0, USB 2.0 connectivity and has a rear-facing 3 megapixel camera with LED flash and 720p video recording capability, plus a front 2MP camera for video chats. It is also equipped with a gyroscope, an accelerometer and digital compass, has a stereo speakers, a microSD slot, all backed by a 6000 mAh battery.
The Galaxy Tab 8.9 will be available in the US in early summer in 16GB ($469), 32GB ($569) and 64GB (price N/A) versions.
The slimmer GALAXY Tab 10.1 measures 256.6 x 172.9 x 8.6 mm, weighs 595g, as opposite to the old which has dimensions of 246.2 x 170.4 x 10.9 mm and weighed 599g. It has same 10.1-inch (1280×800) display, but a different back panel, and a downgraded rear-facing camera, a 3 megapixel with autofocus and an LED flash, while the previous version has a 8-megapixels. It is packed with 6800 mAh battery which allows for up to 10 hours of operation.
The new GALAXY Tab 10.1 is expect to be available in early June in 16GB ($499) and 32GB ($599) variants, plus a 64GB model later, while the “fat and old” model will still be available with Vodafone exclusive offer.