Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.9 Announced; Slim, Sleek And Fast!

Samsung announced a smaller version of the Galaxy Tab 10.1 at the CTIA as well the Galaxy Tab 8.9.

As its name suggests, the Galaxy Tab 8.9 sports an 8.9-inch screen with WXGA (1280×800) display. Like its bigger sibling, the 8.9-inch Tab will be powered by a dual-core 1GHz processor and pack 1GB of RAM.

The back of the tablet sports a 3MP camera with Auto-Focus and an LED Flash, along with a 2MP camera in the front. The tablet is also insanely thin with at only 8.6mm!


Like its bigger sibling, the smaller Tab will support HSPA+ and will pack the usual Wi-Fi b/g/n, Bluetooth, GPS with A-GPS, microSD card slot etc. The Galaxy Tab 8.9 will pack a 6000mAh battery and will weigh only 470grams!

Unlike the iPad 2, the Galaxy Tab 8.9 will sport stereo speakers. The Tab 8.9 will run on Android 3.0 Honeycomb with Samsung’s TouchWIZ UX on top of it. The tablet will also feature hardware-based encryption for both internal and external storage, like the Galaxy S II.

The Galaxy Tab 8.9-inch is coming to the United State early this summer, and the 16GB Wi-Fi version will cost $469, while the 32GB version will cost $569.

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  • Joel V

    The redesigned Galaxy Tab looks amazing! I think it looks better than the iPad! Especially the 8.9 inch Galaxy Tab. As soon as it comes out I am totally going to buy it! I am so excited to use the 4G on it as well. The main thing I would use it for would be to stream live TV using the DISH Remote Access app. As a DISH Network employee and customer, I have been using this app for some time on my Galaxy S 4G and I can say it is one amazing app. I am sure that the app will be perfect for the Galaxy Tablet. I am super excited for it! They need to release it earlier!

  • rick

    some basic information that could be helpful – when and where is the release. A map with a few places tagged where the product is being sold. comparative data with other competitors

    Opinon on each tablet, good point and short comings…video is always great

  • the price difference between the 10 inch version and 8.9 inch version isn’t much, iam hoping to buy one very soon but still unable to decide which one should i go for ipad 2, galaxy tab or nook color.