Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.9 and 10.1 Official

After a couple of hints over the past month, Samsung has now launched the Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.9. Along with that announcement, Samsung also re-announced the Galaxy Tab 10.1. Both tablets will run the Android 3.0 Honeycomb operating system.

The Galaxy Tab 8.9 has an 8.9 inch display that has 1280 x 800 pixels. Powering the unit is a 1GHz dual-core processor. The tablet is a little smaller than the iPad (1 and 2) and Samsung have also managed to cram everything in to an 8.6mm unit which also beats the new iPad 2 by a few mm.

As for pricing, Samsung have managed to competitively price both tablets. The 8.9 inch model will cost $469 when it launches (16GB model), with the 32GB model costing $569. The Tab 10.1 will be priced at $499 for the 16GB unit and $599 for the 32GB model.

An interesting item to find in the technical specs reveals that the Galaxy Tab 10.1 has thinned down a little and now measures 8.6mm which also is thinner than the iPad 2.

As for a release date, expect sometime in the summer for the smaller tablet and a release date of June 8 has been given for the launch of the Galaxy Tab 10.1.

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