Alongside the Galaxy S II monsterphone, Samsung has announced a new Galaxy Tab 10.1 Android tablet. This release is announced in partnership with Vodafone Group at MWC, who will offer the new tablet to their customers “this spring.”
The Galaxy Tab 10.1 upgrades the screen real estate from 7-inches to 10.1-inches as previously seen in the first generation Galaxy Tab. It will run Android 3.0 Honeycomb as expected, and anticipated. Some similar specifications found in the Galaxy S II can be found in the Galaxy Tab 10.1, like front-facing 2-megapixel and rear-facing 8-megapixel cameras, up from 1.3-megapixels and 3.2-megapixels in the original Galaxy Tab. This means you can also record 1080p Full HD video with the rear camera. W-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR, USB 2.0, gyroscope, accelerometer, digital compass, proximity sensor, HSPA+ 21.1 Mbps support and either 16 or 32GB storage capacities.
Sadly, no expandable memory via microSD. This model is very close to the iPad, measuring 246.2 x 170.4 x 10.9mm and weighing in at 599g. As said earlier, Vodafone (Europe and Asia ) will get this in the Spring, no word on US availability yet, but it should follow shortly thereafter.
Update: Check the press release below for full specifications.
Samsung Expands the Samsung Galaxy Tab Range with a 10.1″ Entertainment Powerhouse
SEOUL, February 13, 2011 – Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd., a provider of smart media devices and the global leader in Android™ tablets, in partnership with Vodafone Group, today announced the Samsung GALAXY Tab 10.1 (Model: P7100), a powerful Dual-Core Android 3.0 (Honeycomb) Smart Media Device, designed to deliver the ultimate mobile entertainment experience.
“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 the mobility.”
Patrick Chomet, Vodafone’s Group Director of Terminals, said: “Vodafone customers in over 20 markets around the world will be the first to get the GALAXY Tab 10.1 when it goes on sale this spring. Samsung have produced a stylish, market-leading implementation of the new Android 3.0 platform which will be the first Honeycomb device to arrive in many of those markets. Vodafone’s competitive data tariffs and reliable, high-speed networks make using the GALAXY Tab 10.1 a great experience.”
“Samsung continues to develop innovative products that contribute to the continued growth of the Android ecosystem,” said Andy Rubin, Vice President of Engineering at Google.
As the tablet market experiences unprecedented interest, Samsung and Vodafone have partnered to cater to customer demand and offer them the perfect way to enjoy the huge variety of opportunities the Android platform provides. Whether playing games, reading eBooks or updating your Facebook status, the lightweight, ultra-slim Samsung GALAXY Tab 10.1 is the ultimate entertainer and builds on the industry-wide success of the two million-selling Samsung GALAXY Tab.
The Ultimate Entertainment Experience
A 10.1” (WXGA TFT LCD) display with crystal clear resolution (1280 x 800) makes the Samsung GALAXY Tab 10.1 an unrivalled device for experiencing the hundreds of thousands of games and applications available from Android Market™. To compliment the amazing visual quality of the device, the GALAXY Tab 10.1 includes dual surround-sound speakers to immerse you even more fully.
The device also includes a 8 megapixel (MP) AF rear-facing and 2MP front-facing camera which lets you capture your experiences with the best-in-market full HD record and play as well as easily share them. With the Android browser and Flash 10.1, the Samsung GALAXY Tab 10.1 is the perfect tool for consuming the world of the internet content wherever you are.
Performance and Speed
Combined with the latest version of Android’s tablet-optimized operating system, Honeycomb, Samsung has created a device that is powerful and lightning fast.
The Samsung GALAXY Tab 10.1 includes a 1GHz Tegra 2, Dual Core ARM cortex processor, giving you the kind of fast and powerful multimedia and web browsing experience you have never experienced before. Its Dual Core processor, low power DDR2 memory and 6860mAh battery, make it perfect for task management in an energy efficient way, whether you’re making yourself comfortable on the couch at home, or browsing on the move.
At just 599g in weight and 10.9mm thick, the Galaxy Tab 10.1 is lighter, slimmer and more portable than many of its competitors, meaning you are free to enjoy its many features while on the move. With the need to remain constantly connected, Samsung has also included super-fast HSPA+ 21Mbps, Bluetooth 2.1+EDR and dual-antenna Wi-Fi as standard to increase mobile download speeds and reduce data transfer times.
The Samsung GALAXY Tab 10.1 will be exhibited at Mobile World Congress 2011.
Note to Editors:
Samsung GALAXY Tab 10.1” Product Specifications
|Network||HSPA+ 21Mbps 850/900/1900/2100
|OS||Android 3.0 (Honeycomb)|
|Display||10.1” 1280 x 800 (WXGA) TFT|
AP: T20 Dual Core 1GHz A9
|Camera||Main(Rear): 8.0-Mega Pixel Camera AF with LED Flash
Front: 2.0-Mega Pixel Camera
Playback : 1080p FullHD Video @ 30fps
Recording : 1080p FullHD Video @ 24fps
|Audio||MP3, AAC, AAC+, eAAC+, OGG, MIDI, AMR-NB/WB
3.5mm Ear Jack, Stereo Speaker
|Value-added 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
WiFi 802.11 (a/b/g/n)
|Sensor||Gyroscope, Accelerometer, Digital Compass, Proximity|
|Size||246.2 x 170.4 x 10.9mm (599g)|
* 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.
About Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. is a global leader in semiconductor, telecommunication, digital media and digital convergence technologies with 2009 consolidated sales of US$116.8 billion. Employing approximately 174,000 people in 193 offices across 66 countries, the company consists of eight independently operated business units: Visual Display, Mobile Communications, Telecommunication Systems, Digital Appliances, IT Solutions, Digital Imaging, Semiconductor and LCD. Recognized as one of the fastest growing global brands, Samsung Electronics is a leading producer of digital TVs, memory chips, mobile phones and TFT-LCDs. For more information, please visit www.samsung.com.
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Vodafone is one of the world’s largest mobile communications companies by revenue with approximately 359 million customers in its controlled and jointly controlled markets as at 31 December 2010. Vodafone currently has equity interests in over 30 countries across five continents and more than 40 partner networks worldwide.