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Samsung Unveils new Galaxy Tabs 10.1 and 8.9

Wednesday, May 11th, 2011

Samsung Unveils GALAXY Tab 10.1 and GALAXY Tab 8.9, World’s Thinnest Mobile Tablets

Samsung GALAXY Tab 10.1 and GALAXY Tab 8.9 to feature the first customised Android 3.0 (Honeycomb) experience


NAIROBI, Kenya – May 11 2011 - Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd., the global leader in Android™ mobile devices, announced two new additions to its family of tablets, the GALAXY Tab 10.1 and GALAXY Tab 8.9, the world’s thinnest mobile tablets, measuring just 8.6millimeters. The GALAXY Tab 10.1 and 8.9 feature Samsung’s own TouchWiz user interface implemented on the Android 3.0 (Honeycomb) platform, offering superior multi-tasking and enhanced user interaction and navigation.

“The GALAXY Tab 10.1 and 8.9 are remarkable examples of Samsung’s constant innovation and show our dedication to designing premium tablets that fit the unique needs of consumers around the world,” said JK Shin, President and Head of Samsung’s Mobile Communications Business. “By combining Samsung’s innovations in design and display without exciting new user experience, we’ve created a new class of products that will lead the tablet market.”

Thinner & Lighter

The GALAXY Tab 10.1 and 8.9 are the thinnest mobile tablets available. The GALAXY Tab 10.1 weighs 595grams and 8.9 weighs 470grams. Combining the GALAXY Tabs’ ultra-thin form factor with a lightweight design adds to the outstanding mobility of these two products.

Super-Fast

The new GALAXY Tabs will support HSPA+ network speeds of up to 21Mbps as well as Bluetooth and Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n connectivity to deliver rapid mobile download and upload speeds and reduce data transfer times. Also, the GALAXY Tab 10.1 and 8.9 include a 1GHz dual core application processor for a powerful multimedia and web browsing experience.

Customised User Experience “Samsung TouchWiz UX”

Samsung’s TouchWiz user experience is designed with a Live Panel menu users can customize to display a variety of content on the home screen including digital pictures, favourite Web sites and social network feeds. In addition, the interface includes an application tray of commonly used features such as task manager, calendar and music player which can be launched while other major applications are also in use, including large file downloads and document editing. The Mini Apps Tray provides a mixture of convenience and flexibility previously unheard of with tablet devices.

The Ultimate Entertainment Hub

The GALAXY Tab 10.1 and 8.9 are pre-loaded with Readers Hub and Music Hub giving consumers instant access to more than 2.2 million books, 2,000 newspaper (49 languages), 2,300 magazines (22 languages), and 13 million songs. The devices are also designed with Samsung’s Social Hub, which will aggregate email, instant messaging, contacts, calendar and social network connections into a single interface. The GALAXY Tab 10.1 and 8.9 feature a 3 megapixel rear camera and a 2 megapixel front camera, providing smooth transition and seamless 1080p HD video and Adobe Flash playback for a rich entertainment experience.

Ready for Business

The GALAXY Tab 10.1 and 8.9 will include an industry leading suite of solutions designed to give enterprise customers and IT managers more security. Developed in collaboration with industry-leading partners such as Cisco, Sybase, SAP and Citrix, Samsung’s enterprise mobility solutions will provide flexibility and connectivity for mobile workforces, ensuring that users are able to operate more efficiently on–the-move. Corporate customers looking for mobile device management, remote access, unified communications and security features are ensured enterprise-level support via these solutions.

GALAXY Tab 10.1

GALAXY Tab 10.1, with its WXGA TFT LCD display (1280 x 800) powered by 1GHz dual core AP, is 8.6mm thin and weighs only 595g. It is the perfect device for sharing and enjoying media content with family and friends. In addition, with its surround-sound stereo speakers and support for Adobe Flash 10.2, the GALAXY Tab 10.1 will deliver premium entertainment experience whether watching videos, movies or playing games.

GALAXY Tab 8.9

At just 8.6mm thin and weighing only 470g, the GALAXY Tab 8.9 is the perfect device for today’s mobile professional. Whether writing emails on a trip or reading an eBook on the couch, the GALAXY Tab 8.9 provides the ultimate tablet experience without compromising mobility.

The GALAXY Tab 10.1 and 8.9 now join the original 7-inch GALAXY Tab to provide consumers with an unmatched array of choices to select the mobile tablet experience that fits their needs the best.

Samsung GALAXY Tab 10.1

Network

HSPA+ 21Mbps  850/900/1900/2100
EDGE/GPRS  850/900/1800/1900

OS

Android™ 3.0 (Honeycomb)

Display

10.1” WXGA 1280×800

Processor

1GHz Dual Core application processor

Camera

Main(Rear): 3.0-Mega Pixel Camera AF with LED Flash
Front: 2.0-Mega Pixel Camera

Video

Format :MPEG4/H263/H264,Divx/Xvid
Playback : 1080p Full HD Video @ 30fps
Recording : 720p HD Video

Audio

MP3, AAC, AAC+, eAAC+, OGG, MIDI, AMR-NB/WB
3.5mm Ear Jack, Surround Sound Stereo Speakers

Enterprise Solutions

Microsoft Exchange ActiveSync

Quickoffice HD Editor

Value-added Features

Android Market™

GoogleMobile Services :
Google™ Talk Video Chat, Google™ Maps, Books, etc.

Samsung TouchWiz UX

Samsung Mini Apps Tray

Social Hub, Music Hub, Readers Hub
*Availability differs by region

Adobe Flash Player 10.2

Connectivity

Bluetooth® technology v 2.1 + EDR
USB 2.0
WiFi 802.11 (a/b/g/n)

Sensor

Gyroscope, Accelerometer, Digital Compass, Ambient Light sensor

Memory

16G / 32G / 64G, microSD (up to 32GB)

*Size

256.6 x 172.9 x 8.6 mm, 595g

Battery

6800mAh

Samsung GALAXY Tab 8.9

Network

HSPA+ 21Mbps  850/900/1900/2100
EDGE/GPRS  850/900/1800/1900

OS

Android™ 3.0 (Honeycomb)

Display

8.9” WXGA 1280×800

Processor

1GHz Dual Core application processor

Camera

Main(Rear): 3.0-Mega Pixel Camera AF with LED Flash
Front: 2.0-Mega Pixel Camera

Video

Format :MPEG4/H263/H264, Divx/Xvid
Playback : 1080p Full HD Video @ 30fps
Recording : 720p HD Video

Audio

MP3, AAC, AAC+, eAAC+, OGG, MIDI, AMR-NB/WB
3.5mm Ear Jack, Stereo Speaker

Enterprise Solutions

Microsoft Exchange ActiveSync

Quickoffice HD Editor

Value-added Features

Android Market™

GoogleMobile Services :
Google™ Talk Video Chat, Google™ Maps, Books, etc

Samsung TouchWiz UX

Samsung Mini Apps Tray

Social Hub, Music Hub, Readers Hub
*Availability differs by region

Adobe Flash Player 10.2

Connectivity

Bluetooth® technology v 3.0
USB 2.0
WiFi 802.11 (a/b/g/n)

Sensor

Gyroscope, Accelerometer, Digital Compass, Ambient Light sensor

Memory

16G / 32G / 64G, microSD (up to 32GB)

*Size

230.9 x 157.8 x 8.6 mm, 470g

Battery

6000mAh

* 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.

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About Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.

Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. is a global leader in semiconductor, telecommunication, digital media and digital convergence technologies with 2010 consolidated sales of US$135.8 billion. Employing approximately 190,500 people in 206 offices across 68 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, semiconductor chips, mobile phones and TFT-LCDs. For more information, please visit www.samsung.com. For multimedia content and more detailed information, please visit www.samsungmobilepress.com