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?
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