Thinnest Tablets: Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.9 and 10.1 (Redesign) Unveiled; Update Prices Start At $469

Posted on 22. Mar, 2011 by in Tablets

Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1Samsung looks to have redesigned the Galaxy Tab 10.1 to match their brand new Galaxy Tab 8.9. The two new Galaxy Tab tablets have just been announced by Samsung at CTIA but when you read the official press release no specifics on price or release dates are present at the moment.

For now Samsung is only boosting about the new very thin designs implored on the 8.9 and 10.1, in fact both are thinner –if you can believe it– than the recently launched Apple iPad 2. Samsung quotes thinness for the 8.9 and 10.1 as being 8.6mm ‘the worlds thinnest tablets’ in comparison the iPad 2 is 8.8mm thin. Below you can check out the full detailed specifications for both upcoming tablets but before you do that check out this gallery of photos.

Update: Announced just minutes ago by Samsung is the pricing for both models. The Galaxy Tab 8.9 will launch in June in Wi-Fi only for $469 (16GB) and $569 (32GB), the Galaxy Tab 10.1 will also launch in June with Wi-Fi only but it will go for $499 (16GB) and $599 (32GB).

Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.9 main attributes:

NetworkHSPA? 21Mbps 850/900/1900/2100
EDGE/GPRS 850/900/1800/1900
OSAndroid™ 3.0 (Honeycomb)
Display8.9″ WXGA 1280×800
Processor1GHz Dual Core application processor
CameraMain(Rear) : 3.0-Mega Pixel Camera AF with LED Flash
Front : 2.0-Mega Pixel Camera
VideoFormat : MPEG4/H263/H264, Divx/Xvid
Playback : 1080p Full HD Video @ 30fps
Recording : 720p HD Video
AudioMP3, AAC, AAC?, eAAC?, OGG, MIDI, AMR-NB/WB
3.5mm Ear Jack, Stereo Speaker
Enterprise SolutionsMicrosoft Exchange ActiveSync
Quickoffice HD Editor
Value-added FeaturesAndroid Market™
Google Mobile Services :
Google™ Talk Video Chat, Google™ Maps, Books, etc
Samsung TouchWiz UX
Samsung Mini Apps Tray
Social Hub, Music Hub, Readers Hub
?Availability differs by region
Adobe Flash Player 10.2
ConnectivityBluetooth® technology v 3.0
USB 2.0
WiFi 802.11 (a/b/g/n)
SensorGyroscope, Accelerometer, Digital Compass, Ambient Light sensor
Memory16G / 32G / 64G, microSD (up to 32GB)
?Size230.9 x 157.8 x 8.6 mm, 470g
Battery6000mAh

Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 main attributes:

NetworkHSPA? 21Mbps 850/900/1900/2100
EDGE/GPRS 850/900/1800/1900
OSAndroid™ 3.0 (Honeycomb)
Display10.1″ WXGA 1280×800
Processor1GHz Dual Core application processor
CameraMain(Rear) : 3.0-Mega Pixel Camera AF with LED Flash
Front : 2.0-Mega Pixel Camera
VideoFormat : MPEG4/H263/H264,Divx/Xvid
Playback : 1080p Full HD Video @ 30fps
Recording : 720p HD Video
AudioMP3, AAC, AAC?, eAAC?, OGG, MIDI, AMR-NB/WB
3.5mm Ear Jack, Surround Sound Stereo Speakers
Enterprise SolutionsMicrosoft Exchange ActiveSync
Quickoffice HD Editor
Value-added FeaturesAndroid Market™
Google Mobile Services :
Google™ Talk Video Chat, Google™ Maps, Books, etc.
Samsung TouchWiz UX
Samsung Mini Apps Tray
Social Hub, Music Hub, Readers Hub
?Availability differs by region
Adobe Flash Player 10.2
ConnectivityBluetooth® technology v 2.1 ? EDR
USB 2.0
WiFi 802.11 (a/b/g/n)
SensorGyroscope, Accelerometer, Digital Compass, Ambient Light sensor
Memory16G / 32G / 64G, microSD (up to 32GB)
?Size256.6 x 172.9 x 8.6 mm, 595g
Battery6800mAh

[Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.9] [Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1]

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16 Responses to “Thinnest Tablets: Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.9 and 10.1 (Redesign) Unveiled; Update Prices Start At $469”

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  12. Hal

    19. May, 2011

    If you got the 16GB Samsung Galaxy Tab and added a 16GB MicroSD card, would it be the same as the 32GB Tablet?

    My thought is that if the 32GB model usues the 32GB for memory, it should be fater if the MicroSD card is just used as adittional storage space. Please advise.

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