Samsung Galaxy Tab sneak peak and hands-on

By on June 13, 2011
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Hands-on video of the Galaxy Tab 8.9

We were invited yesterday evening to have a sneak peak at Samsung’s upcoming mobile products, namely the Galaxy S II and the Galaxy Tab 10.2″ and 8.9″. Since we already had the Samsung Galaxy S II a couple of weeks ago, and have already reviewed it, what really piqued our interest was the Galaxy Tab. Specifically the 8.9″ version which is set to be the most gorgeous and feature filled Android Honeycomb tablet this year.

Galaxy Tab 8.9" on left and 10.1" on right.

Below we have a video of the Galaxy Tab 8.9 being demoed at the event, focusing more on some of the cooler things Samsung have implemented in Honeycomb. The focus is on the Firewall settings, AllShare file sharing system and Application shortcuts.

Both the Galaxy Tabs were extremely thin and very lightweight. We were more swooning towards the 8.9″ version because the screen size is just about good enough, not too big like the 10.1″ version, nor too small like the original 7″ Tab. Of course, both versions pack the exact same hardware, which is also why we’re excited about the higher pixel density on the 8.9″ Tab with a resolution of 1280×800.

The Galaxy Tab 10.1" on right has a Samsung Galaxy S II on the top

The Galaxy Tab will be launched in the UAE by the end of this month or early July, with the 10.1″ version shipping in both WiFi and 3G models, while the 8.9″ version looks to be sold only in WiFi for the time being. Prices and exact dates of availability will be announced soon, so keep an eye out here.

The Samasung Galaxy Tab 10.1" "Google IO Special Edition" on the right is not for sale. Only 5000 of these were ever made.


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  • Mazen

    any idea about the prices of the 3 devices
    the galaxy s 2 and the two new tab’s ?

    • Abbas Jaffar Ali

      The Galaxy S2 is AED 2599. Pricing for the tablets hasn’t been revealed yet

  • safiya tabassum

    Is it released in the UAE?

  • safiya tabassum

    Is it released in the UAE?

  • safiya tabassum

    Is it released?

  • safiya tabassum

    Is it released?

  • Cheekytanzy

    stores say tab 10.1 will be realeasing after 10 august….

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