Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.9 announced: specifications and pricing

Samsung has just unveiled the Galaxy Tab 8.9 which is simply smaller version of the Galaxy Tab 10.1 announced last month at MWC. So what the big difference between the two products? Noting besides that screen size: 8.9 inch vs 10.1 inch. Everything else is essentially the same; same Tegra 2 SoC, Same 3mPix camera on the back and 2Mpix on the front etc.. The Screen has the same resolution so the Galaxy Tab 8.9 has a higher pixel density but other than that and the smaller 6000Mha battery compare to 6800Mha on the 10.1 you have the same product.

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Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 Preview and hands on video

The Samsung Galaxy S II wasn’t the only device unveiled during last night event so here comes a couple of pictures and a hands-on video of the newly introduced Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 (aka Galaxy Tab 2). Samsung didn’t flesh out the detailed hardware specifications but we already know that the devices has a 10.1 inch 1280×800 display, 8mpx rear camera and 2Mpx front facing camera and is powered by nVidia’s Tegra 2. This is also a bit surprising given that the Galaxy S II is powered by Samsung’s own Exynos 4210 dual-core Application Processor which is probably faster than the Tegra 2. In a sens it does confirm that nVidia SoC is the “recommended” chipset for the first batch of Android 3.0 honeycomb tablets. I’m currently running out of time here so I will updated this preview with more thoughts on this device later today. In the mean time you can check out the hands-on video and pictures after the break:

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Samsung Galaxy S 2 and Galaxy Tab 2 specifications and press shot leaked

Both devices’ hardware specifications have just leaked prior to their unveiling tomorrow night in Barcelona. The first one is the Samsung Galaxy S 2 (or Galaxy S II) pictured above which apparently packs a Dual-Core 1Ghz CPU (the clock speed sort of confirms that it’s a Orion aka Exynos 4210), a 4.3 inch Super AMOLED Plus display, Android 2.3 with what looks like an updated TouchWIZ UI. The handset will weight only 116g and be 8.49mm thin (the Galaxy S is 9.9mm).

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Samsung Orion Dual-Core processor now named Exynos: Commercial production starting next month

Samsung has just announced in time for Sunday’s MWC event that its Orion Dual-Core Cortex A9 (with NEON) SoC will be officially part of the Exynos line of chipsets. The previously announced Orion processor will actually be the Exynos 4210 and is supposedly going to power the soon to be unveiled Samsung Galaxy S 2 and Galaxy Tab 2 (Samsung Galaxy S II, Samsung Galaxy Tab II). This new SoC will feature a new dual-core Cortex A9 CPU clocked at 1Ghz and an ARM Mali-400 MP4 GPU (yes, no more PowerVR SGX). Check out the full specifications and press release after the break:

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Samsung Galaxy S 2 and Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 to be announced on February 13th

Nothing really surprising here but according tot the event planning document posted above Samsung is set to launch not only Samsung Galaxy S 2 but also the Samsung Galaxy Tab 2  (Samsung Galaxy S II, Samsung Galaxy Tab II) on February 13th in Barcelona just ahead of MWC. Still haven’t received my Samsung invite for this event yet but will obviously have tons of videos and pictures of both devices once I get my hands-on there ( Sony Ericsson’s invitation indicates that their event will take place around the same time on the 13th so it’s going to be a bit tricky to cover both events given that I’m alone..).

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