Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1″ officially unveiled at MWC 2011! [Videos, Images & Specs]

Samsung Electronics Co. unveiled on Sunday at MWC 2011 the Galaxy Tab 10.1″, releasing photos and specs (hopefully due to change) of the new android tablet. Samsung confirmed that the next generation Galaxy Tab will be released in partnership with Vodafone Group and will have the Model Nr : P7100.

“As a leader in the Android-powered tablet market, Samsung is committed to providing a variety of feature-rich, always-on devices” said DJ Lee, Executive Vice President and Head of Sales & Marketing. He continued, “The Samsung GALAXY Tab 10.1 is a valuable addition to our expanding portfolio of smart media devices. Sporting a large 10.1 screen and dual surround-sound speakers, it enables users to enjoy multimedia to the maximum extent without having to compromise mobility.”

So, the 1st thing to say about the Galaxy Tab 10.1″ is that it features a 10.1-inch 1280 x 800-resolution  TFT display and not a Super AMOLED or Super AMOLED Plus screen as previously rumored. It weighs only 599 grams (or 1.29 pounds), and it’s 0.4-inch thick being one of the most thinnest and lightest 10-inch tablets on the market. Samsung added a nice grip texture and groves on the back of the device where you can place your hand while using the slate in landscape mode.

Galaxy Tab 10.1 is powered by Android Honeycomb OS (Truly Google Experience, no Touchwiz) running on a dual-core processor NVIDIA Tegra 2 which should give users excellent media experience, faster browsing and better performance overall. It features a SIM slot, 3.5mm jack, rear 8 megapixel cam with LED flash being able to capture 1080p video(24 frames/sec), 2 megapixel front camera for video call, low power DDR2 memory and 6860mAh battery.

The slate also includes super-fast HSPA+ 21Mbps, Bluetooth® 2.1+EDR and Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n connectivity to support rapid mobile download speeds and reduce data transfer times.

An interesting fact to notice is that Samsung put a side note after the specifications above stating the following : “ * All functionality, features, specifications and other product information provided in this document including, but not limited to, the benefits, design, pricing, components, performance, availability, and capabilities of the product are subject to change without notice or obligation. ” . So hopefully we will see more features such as expandable memory, USB slot, HDMI slot and much more. It looks to us that this device is a prototype and hopefully due to be changed a bit.

The Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 will receive a 16GB and 32GB version. The two models are expected to ship in a few months in Europe and Asia, with Vodafone as one of the first carriers. There are no plans for a CDMA model, no information about a WI-FI only version, no availability details and no price disclosed at this time.

What do you think about this Galaxy Tab 10.1″ tablet? A worth competitor over iPad / Motorola Xoom?  Taking into account that it might be a prototype version, what other features would you like to see on it?

More videos and pictures bellow.

Source : SamsungUnpacked Press Release ; Via :  Engadget , CNET , Phonedog , ComputerShopper , MobileBurn , ElectricPig


  • http://twitter.com/headmonkeyboy chris

    OHH!!!! I want it to have voice calling so badly! I dont care if people think its an oversized phone! I want samsung to enable voice calling in America! WAAAA

    Please?

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  • Anonymous

    No availability estimate? I love the backside of this thing a-lot better than Xoom, but I’m not sure I can hold out when the Xoom is released.

    • sofia

      Agreed- I’m really hoping they add an sd card slot because this thing looks way better than the Xoom. But if they don’t, I’ll be just as happy with the Xoom, especially because it will be in a case anyway. Plus Xoom has hdmi… so this + hdmi + sd card slot= perfection!

  • Jos

    does it still supports Adobe flash?

  • J.M

    Expandable memory is a must, I couldn’t believe it when I first looked over the specs and saw no sd card slot. If the new tab is to b advertised as the most portable 10 inch tab then it’s no good if users hav to connect up to a pc everytine they want to change the media on the tab. I really hope they add some sort of sd card slot, if not then i’ll prob just get an iPad 2. Besides that, 32gb as a max memory option is too low. I also think it’s a shame they’re sticking to 1ghz processor when most up coming tablets seem to coming with 1.2 ghz. If it were not for these two things I would have no doubt about buying one, and I think it may have challenged apple even after the iPad 2 release for Market share.

    • L0z0

      i havent seen a 1.2ghz..but this is the tegra 2(dual core 1ghz) isnt that better for this platform?

  • J.M

    Expandable memory is a must, I couldn’t believe it when I first looked over the specs and saw no sd card slot. If the new tab is to b advertised as the most portable 10 inch tab then it’s no good if users hav to connect up to a pc everytine they want to change the media on the tab. I really hope they add some sort of sd card slot, if not then i’ll prob just get an iPad 2. Besides that, 32gb as a max memory option is too low. I also think it’s a shame they’re sticking to 1ghz processor when most up coming tablets seem to coming with 1.2 ghz. If it were not for these two things I would have no doubt about buying one, and I think it may have challenged apple even after the iPad 2 release for Market share.

  • Christian

    I think it’s a pity that Samsung is giving up the 7″ format, where they had their own niche. The 10″ format is dominated by Apple, with numerous copy versions of almost any brand. I much prefer the 7″ which is pocketable and perfectly naturally doubles as a phone. A 10″ is a sofa table unit and will not slip into a coat pocket. I will stay with the 7″ I have today but was hoping Samsung would come up with a new version with things like a faster processor, more ram and of course Honeycomb.

  • maystorm

    Am a bit disappointed about the size. Was hoping to see again a 7 incher as the successor, or maybe both a 7 and a 10 incher. For me only 7 inch is the real choice for a truly mobile tablet because it perfectly fits into jacket/coat pockets. You can’t really carry a 10 inch tablet with you without having some sort of case to put it in.

    Hope that Samsung will re-think this decision!

    • Christian

      I agree absolutely — see my own comment just before yours. Let’s start a campaign or maybe a facebook group: For a Samsung 7″ tablet with Honeycomb and dual-core processor! /Christian

      • TheZedo

        *Ditto*

  • Ben66

    No S-AMOLED. No SD-Slot?
    They seems to really wanna compete this way with the iPad…the wrong way.

  • LoLO

    Now this is the real iPad Killer!

  • Anonymous

    I have the Galaxy Tab, and love it, if we all just wait until the end of the Summer this thing will be down to $499 and THEN I will look at it again, though it looks like a bloated pig next to the 7″.

  • Armin

    I held it in my hands at MWS last monday, and I must say, it’s the best 10″ tablet I’ve seen there. It feels incredibly light (almost as if you’re holding a dummy), and the way they formed the back feels very comfortable. The only reason why I might not buy it is if pricing is as insane as the 7″ tab at introduction…

  • L0z0

    i was planning on getting this when i thought it would have built in sd, usb, hdmi….but now it has none of the above and the only way to get usb is to carry around the cable around? i dont like that at all..this device should be a stand-alone. i wouldnt even mind if this device had usb and sd but i had to dock it to get hdmi. without those options im starting to look at asus’ collection

    • Alanylook

      see the Samsung A15 updated at PandaWill (8″).

      Ylook

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    I think it is a worth competetor over Motorola Xoom….But i would rather go fo samsung its not that that samsung galaxy tab 10.1 is better than motorola xoom ,but its just the matter of prefference .I love all the products of samsung thats y i would go for galaxy 10.1

  • Zebradog

    I’ve been waiting for the 2nd generation 7″ tab to see how it would shake out. I currently own both an 8″ and a 12″ Motion Computing tablet (Windows XP Tablet Ed). Have had them for years and I use the 8″ tablet, 2 to 3 times MORE often because of it’s size.

    IF the 7″ Tab goes away, so will I. I’ll look elsewhere. Samsung, STOP being led around by the nose by Apple. 7″ is a PERFECT size. This gives the end user a REAL CHOICE.

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