Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 Announced; Is Thinner Than The iPad 2!

Samsung has just announced two new Galaxy Tabs at their on-going event in CTIA. One Tab will come with a 10.1-inch screen, while another one will come with an 8.9-inch screen.

Samsung did announce the Galaxy Tab 10.1 at the Mobile World Congress last month, but the company has actually improved the product since then in a bid to make it an iPad killer. The Galaxy Tab 10.1 is thickness is virtually the same as that of the Galaxy S II (8.6 mm), making it thinner than the recently announced iPad 2.


The 10.1 Tab has a PLS display with WXGA (1280×800) display. It is powered by a 1 GHz dual-core processor and packs 1GB of RAM. The back of the tab features a 3MP camera with Auto-Focus and an LED flash, while there is a 2MP camera in the front for video calling.

The usual GPS with A-GPS, Bluetooth, Accelerometer, Digital Compass, Ambient Light Sensor and a 3.5mm audio jack are all present.   The tablet supports HSPA+ for speeds of up to 21Mbps.

The Tab 10.1   has dual-Wi-Fi antennas and supports both 2.4GHz and the 5GHz bands. The tablet has a whopping 6800mAh battery for up to 10 hours of video playback and weighs in only 595grams.

The Galaxy Tab 10.1 will run on Android 3.0 Honeycomb with Samsung’s TouchWIZ 4.0 UI on top of it. The tablet will be released on June 8 in some regions of the world. The 16GB Wi-Fi version will cost only $499 while the 32GB version will cost $599.

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  • Yehoshua

    I’ll be right out of the kitchen, just let me finish cutting the steak with my fancy new galaxy tab!
    Yes that’s how thin they are getting, now lets just wait until they get so thin that holding them horizontally turns them invisible.

  • steadywalking

    Nice specs! I would love for this to have a docking station with 2 usb ports so I can plug in my keyboard and mouse, since I don’t want to pay an extra $100 for a bluetooth keyboard and batteries.

    How about video codecs, what kind of video playback formats will it support? And, it would be very, very nice if we could get this in a 4GB RAM optional upgrade.

    • JT…

      Video: MPEG4/H263/H264. Playback 1080p @ 3fps Recording @ 24fps
      4gb ram?!?! are you planning to keep ‘all’ your apps running in the background constantly?

  • Joel V

    I think that is so awesome that Samsung turned around and showed Apple that they aren’t playing when it comes to its products! The Galaxy Tab looks even more amazing that originally! I know as soon as this tablet comes out, I will be buying one! As soon as I do, I will be downloading the DISH Remote Access app. Using this app along with my 922 SlingLoaded receiver, I can stream live TV and my recordings to the tablet. As a customer and employee of DISH Network, I have been using this app for a while, and I think it will be great to see my TV on this 10.1 inch screen. I just hope that the summer comes fast so I can get my hands on this beautiful tablet! Hopefully summer doesn’t take too long to get here!