Today, Samsung finally unveiled two new models from their Galaxy Tab series of Android tablets. The first of them is the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 that takes its name after its size of 10.1 inches (this places the tablet in the Xoom and iPad category). The second addition is the 8.9-inch tablet, named, obviously, the Galaxy Tab 8.9.
Both the Galaxy Tab 10.1 and the Galaxy Tab 8.9 run on Android 3.0 Honeycomb with Samsung TouchWiz UI and are powered by the 1 GHz dual core NVIDIA Tegra 2 processors. Release dates are almost never given at the unveiling of a device, but in this case, Samsung was kind enough to share that the Galaxy Tab 10.1 release date will be June 8, while the only indication regarding the Galaxy Tab 8.9 release date is “early summer”.
Both these tablets can brag as being the world’s thinnest tablets at just 8.6 mm, even though some changes were made to the 10.1 model in order to get this title.
Both these two new versions of the Galaxy Tab will support HSPA+ but will also come as WiFi-only versions. Interestingly enough, Samsung also announced the release dates and prices for all models from the WiFi-only range and they are as follows:
The 16GB Wi-Fi Only Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 is priced at $499, while the 32 GB model will cost $599.
The 16GB Wi-Fi Only Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.9 is priced at $469 while the 32 GB model will be available for $569.
Both tablets are equipped with a 3 MP rear-facing camera and a 2 MP front-facing camera and come with Bluetooth 3.0, WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n, and support for Adobe Flash Player 10.2.
The Galaxy Tab 10.1 measures 256.6 x 172.9 x 8.6 mm and weighs 595 grams and comes with a 6800 mAh battery, while the Galaxy Tab 8.9 measures 230.9 x 157.8 x 8.6 mm and weighs just 470 g, has a 6000 mAh battery. If you want to see the full list of specs for both these tablets check out Samsungmobilepress.