Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 preview

Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1, front and rear view

Not content with merely announcing the Galaxy S II smartphone today, Samsung have also unveiled the Galaxy Tab 10.1 tablet computer.

I think Samsung was on to a device size winner with the 7 inch Samsung Galaxy Tab, but with this new model Samsung are well and truly taking on the iPad in the larger screen tablet computer market. The new 10.1 inch model runs on the first version of Android specifically built for tablets, version 3.0, otherwise known as Android Honeycomb.

There’s no specific release date or price yet, but the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 will probably be here in a couple of months. The Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 will be exclusive to currently Australia’s most troubled phone network, Vodafone.

Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1, front view

Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 specifications

  • Network: HSPA+ 21Mbps 850/900/1900/2100; EDGE/GPRS 850/900/1800/1900
  • Operating system: Android 3.0 (Honeycomb)
  • Display: 10.1” 1280 x 800 (WXGA) TFT
  • Processor: 1GHz Dual Core application processor
  • Camera: Main (rear): 8 megapixel camera AF with LED flash; Front: 2.0 megapixel camera
  • Video format: MPEG4/H263/H264
  • Video playback: Media encoded at 1080p (FullHD Video) supported^ @ 30fps
  • Video recording: 1080p FullHD Video @ 24fps (^ Device screen resolution is 1208 x 800 pixels – Full HD media will be played back at this resolution)
  • Audio formats: MP3, AAC, AAC+, eAAC+, OGG, MIDI, AMR-NB/WB
  • Audio: 3.5 mm earphone jack, stereo speaker
  • Features: Android Market™ for more applications and contents, Android UI / Android Browser, Google Mobile Service : Google™ Talk Video Chat, Google™ Maps, etc
  • Connectivity: Bluetooth technology v 2.1 + EDR, USB 2.0, WiFi 802.11 (a/b/g/n)
  • Sensor: Gyroscope, accelerometer, digital compass, proximity
  • Memory: 16GB/32GB
  • Dimensions: 246.2 x 170.4 x 10.9 mm
  • Weight: 599g)
  • Battery: 6860mAh