Thursday, 24 March 2011

Galaxy Tab 8.9 and Galaxy Tab 10.1 Specs Roll Out

Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.9
Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1
Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.9
Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1
OS Android 3.0 (Honeycomb) with TouchWiz UX UI Android 3.0 (Honeycomb) with TouchWiz UX UI
Display 8.9 inch TFT capacitive touchscreen display with a 800 x 1280 resolution (16 million colors) 10.1 inch TFT capacitive touchscreen display with a 800 x 1280 resolution (16 million colors)
Processor 1GHz Dual-core processsor 1GHz Dual-core processor
Dimensions 230.9 x 157.8 x 8.6 mm 246.2 x 170.4 x 10.9 mm
RAM 1GB RAM 1GB RAM
Capacity 16GB, 32GB or 64GB 16 or 32GB
Wirless & Cellular Wi-Fi model
Wi-Fi (802.11a/b/g/n)
Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR technology

Wi-Fi + 3G model
UMTS/HSDPA (850, 1900, 2100 MHz)
GSM/EDGE (850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz)

Wi-Fi (802.11a/b/g/n)
Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR technology
Wi-Fi model
Wi-Fi (802.11a/b/g/n)
Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR technology

Wi-Fi + 3G model
UMTS/HSDPA (850, 1900, 2100 MHz)
GSM/EDGE (850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz)

Wi-Fi (802.11a/b/g/n)
Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR technology
Battery & Power Li-Po 6000 mAh Li-Po 6860 mAh
Sensors Multi-touch input method
Accelerometer sensor for UI auto-rotate
Three-axis gyro sensor
Digital compass
GPS
Assisted GPS (Wi-Fi + 3G model)
Cellular (Wi-Fi + 3G model)
Multi-touch input method
Accelerometer sensor for UI auto-rotate
Three-axis gyro sensor
Digital compass
GPS
Assisted GPS (Wi-Fi + 3G model)
Cellular (Wi-Fi + 3G model)
Cameras 3.15 MP with autofocus and LED flash

2 MP front camera
8 MP with autofocus and LED flash

2 MP front camera
Video Capture 720p at 30fps 1080p at 24fps


While the original Samsung Galaxy Tab didn’t exactly light the tablet world on fire, the company is giving the form factor another go, and this time it looks like they may be getting a whole lot more right.  With the introduction yesterday of the Galaxy Tab 8.9 and Galaxy Tab 10.1, Samsung is definitely going in a new direction with the product line, and putting Apple’s iPad 2 squarely in its sights.
Overall, these both look to be very solid offerings.  Considering there is only a a tiny price difference between the 16GB 8.9 and 10.1, I’m not quite sure why anyone would go for the smaller version.  You get more screen and a better camera, and the size difference isn’t going to make that large of a difference in your shoulder bag or backpack.  The 10.1 definitely looks to be the winner of the pair clocking in at a $488.
What do you think?  Do either of these new tablets hold any interest for you?