Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.9 and 10.1 unveiled at CTIA

Galaxy Tab 10.1 and Galaxy Tab 8.9


Samsung has finally unwrapped its latest Galaxy Tab offerings at CTIA expo. The Galaxy Tab 10.1 that was unveiled at MWC has been redesigned to complement the new Galaxy Tab 8.9 with a lighter and slimmer chassis. The new Galaxy Tab 10.1 is 8.6mm thick and weighs 595g. Another change from the previous iteration is the inclusion of TouchWiz user interface that comes with Live Panel and Mini Apps Tray.

Rest of the features include a 10.1-inch WXGA (1280×800) display, HSPA+ 21Mbps, 1GHz dual-core processor, 3MP main camera, 2MP front-facing camera, 720p HD video recording, 1080p video playback, Wi-Fi 802.11b/g/n, Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR, gyroscope, Social Hub, Music Hub and Readers Hub and 16/32/64GB storage options with microSD card slot.

On the other hand, Galaxy Tab 8.9 sits right in the middle of other Galaxy Tab offerings that comes in sizes of 7-inches and 10.1-inches. The Galaxy Tab 8.9 is also one of the thinnest tablets in the world that measures just 8.6mm in thickness and weighs just 470g.

The Android 3.0 running tablet is equipped with a 1GHz dual-core processor, HSPA+ 21Mbps, TouchWiz UI, 3MP rear-facing camera, 2MP front-facing camera, full HD video playback, 720p HD video recording, Wi-Fi 802.11b/g/n, Bluetooth 3.0, gyroscope, internal storage capacity of 16/32/64GB and can be further expanded via a microSD slot (up to 32GB), Android Market access and various Hubs which will vary according to region.

Galaxy Tab 10.1 will be available in US on June 8 with price ranging from $499 (16GB), $599 (32GB) whereas the Galaxy Tab 8.9 will arrive in soon for $469 (16GB) and $499 (32GB). The prices are for the Wi-Fi-only versions.

Galaxy Tab 8.9 Specs

Galaxy Tab 10.1 Specs

  • Fabio

    No more 8 megapixel rear camera? :(

  • Fabio

    And only 720p recording?

  • Khoonoh

    How about the battery hour?? Hope can get >10 hours