The Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.9‘s release has been pushed back until mid-August according to a new report. The tablets most recent release date was set for sometime this month, after the release of the larger Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 tablet. At this time a reason for the new delay hasn’t been provided by Samsung Electronics Co., but component shortages could be the cause.
Both of the new Samsung Galaxy Tab’s (8.9 and 10.1) hold the honor of being the thinnest tablets around and they both feature a lot of the same specifications. The two tablets have 1 GHz NVIDIA Tegra 2 dual-core SoC’s, Google Android 3.1 Honeycomb, 16GB and 32GB of built-in storage, a PDMI connector for adapters and other accessories, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth, mainly. However the 8.9 has a 8.9-inch 1280×800 display and the Galaxy Tab 10.1 has a 10.1-inch display at the same resolution.
Previous reports indicated that Samsung planned to price the Galaxy Tab 8.9 at $469 (16GB) and $569 (32GB) for Wi-Fi only models in the US, but international pricing has surfaced that includes a 3G model. The Galaxy Tab 8.9 is expected to launch with Wi-Fi and 3G options, recently a FCC filing for a 3G Galaxy Tab 8.9 with AT&T-like bands made news.