While the Galaxy Tab 10.1 was unveiled at MWC and is supposed to take the Galaxy Tab series to a new level, there’s also another new model in town, the Galaxy Tab 8.9. This unit fits right between the 7 and 10 inch one and was showcased together with the 10 incher during this week’s CTIA 2011 event in Orlando.

Both models run Android 3.0 Honeycomb, rely on dual core 1GHz processors and beat the iPad 2 in thickness, being 0.2mm thinner at 8.6mm. The Galaxy Tab 10.1 uses the OS with the TouchWiz UI, that includes Live Panel and Mini Apps Tray as essential features. The 10 inch model will hit the US on June 8, priced at $499 for the 16GB version and $599 for the 32GB version.

Here’s the specs list of the Galaxy Tab 10.1:

  • Connectivity: HSPA+, EDGE, GPRS, Bluetooth 2.1, WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n
  • Display: 10.1 inch, WXGA, 1280 x 800 pixels
  • CPU: 1GHz, dual core
  • Camera: 3MP main camera, autofocus, LED flash, 2MP front videocall cam
  • Memory: 16/32/64GB, microSD slot (up to 32GB)
  • Battery: 6800 mAh
  • Other features: gyroscope, accelerometer, digital compass, ambient light sensor

The newly introduced Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.9 will go for $469 in the 16GB version, $499 in the 32GB one and if you’re wondering, both the prices for the Tab 10.1 and the smaller unit apply to the WiFi-only versions. Here’s a list of specs for the Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.9:

  • Connectivity: HSPA+, EDGE, GPRS, Bluetooth 3.0, WiFi 802.11 a/b/gn
  • Display: 8.9 inch, WXGA, 1280 x 800 pixels
  • CPU: 1GHz, dual core
  • Camera: 3MP main, autofocus, LED flash, 2MP front for videocalls
  • Memory: 16GB/32GB/64GB, microSD card slot (32GB max)
  • Battery: 6000 mAh
  • Other features: gyroscope, accelerometer, digital compass, ambient light sensor

 

  • Lilguy2009

    I am so excited for this tablet to come out! Personally I prefer the 10.1″ tablet. I mean look at the size of that screen! I am excited to download the DISH Remote Access app. To be able to stream live TV and recordings to the tablet is going to be awesome! I have been using the DRA app and the 922 SlingLoaded receiver for a while, (I am also a DISH Network employee) and I think it will be great for the Galaxy Tab. I just hope that summer doesn’t take too long to get here because I want the tablet now!