Samsung announced the Galaxy Tab 8.9, an 8.9-inch tablet claiming to be the world's thinnest at just 8.6mm thin and weighing only 470g. This announcement comes on the heals of the still yet to be released 10.1-inch tablet, the Galaxy Tab 10.1 and the currently available original 7-inch Galaxy Tab. Both the 10.1 and 8.9 tablets offer the same specifications except for screen and battery sizes.
The Galaxy Tab 10.1 and 8.9 feature Samsung's own TouchWiz user interface implemented on the Android 3.0 (Honeycomb) platform, offering superior multi-tasking and enhanced user interaction and navigation.
The new Galaxy Tabs will support HSPA+ network speeds of up to 21Mbps as well as Bluetooth and Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n connectivity to deliver rapid mobile download speeds and reduce data transfer times. Also, the Galaxy Tab 10.1 and 8.9 include a 1GHz dual core application processor for a powerful multimedia and web browsing experience.
Customized User Experience “Samsung TouchWiz UX”
Samsung's TouchWiz user experience is designed with a Live Panel menu users can customize to display a variety of content on the home screen including digital pictures, favorite Web sites and social network feeds.
In addition, the interface includes an application tray of commonly used features such as task manager, calendar and music player which can be launched while other major applications are also in use, including large file downloads and document editing. This Mini Apps Tray provides a mixture of convenience and flexibility previously unheard of with tablet devices.
The Ultimate Entertainment Hub
The Galaxy Tab 10.1 and 8.9 are pre-loaded with Readers Hub and Music Hub giving consumers instant access to more than 2.2 million books, 2,000 newspaper (49 languages), 2,300 magazines (22 languages), and 13 million songs. The devices are also designed with Samsung's Social Hub, which will aggregate email, instant messaging, contacts, calendar and social network connections into a single interface.
The Galaxy Tab 10.1 and 8.9 feature a 3-megapixel rear camera and a 2-megapixel front camera, providing smooth transition and seamless 1080p HD video and Flash playback for a rich entertainment experience.
Ready for Business
The Galaxy Tab 10.1 and 8.9 will include an industry leading suite of solutions designed to give enterprise customers and IT managers more security. Developed in collaboration with industry-leading partners such as Cisco, Sybase, SAP and Citrix, Samsung's enterprise mobility solutions will provide flexibility and connectivity for mobile workforces, ensuring that users are able to operate more efficiently on–the-move.
|OS||Android 3.0 (Honeycomb)|
|Display||8.9″ WXGA 1280×800|
|Processor||1GHz Dual Core application processor|
|Camera||Main (Rear): 3-megapixel Camera AF with LED Flash|
|Front: 2-megapixel Camera|
|Video||Format: MPEG4/H263/H264, Divx/Xvid|
|Playback: 1080p Full HD Video @ 30fps|
|Recording: 720p HD Video|
|Audio||MP3, AAC, AAC+, eAAC+, OGG, MIDI, AMR-NB/WB|
|3.5mm Ear Jack, Stereo Speaker|
|Enterprise Solutions||Microsoft Exchange ActiveSync|
|Quickoffice HD Editor|
|Google Mobile Services: Google Talk Video Chat, Google Maps, Books, etc|
|Value-added Features||Samsung TouchWiz UX|
|Samsung Mini Apps Tray|
|Social Hub, Music Hub, Readers Hub|
|*Availability differs by region|
|Adobe Flash Player 10.2|
|Connectivity||Bluetooth technology v 3.0 USB 2.0 WiFi 802.11 (a/b/g/n)|
|Sensor||Gyroscope, Accelerometer, Digital Compass, Ambient Light sensor|
|Memory||16G / 32G / 64G, microSD slot (up to 32GB)|
|Size||230.9 x 157.8 x 8.6 mm, 470g|
Coming summer 2011 in two versions: