Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.9 : Price, Specs, Features, Photos

THIS, I think, is half of the reason for the sudden drop in the price of the first generation Samsung Galaxy Tab worldwide --

samsung galaxy tab 8.9
Coming Soon: Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.9

Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.9 is the smaller of the two new generation Samsung iPad killers rumored to be launched this coming second quarter. As its very name suggests, the slate sports an 8.9-inch capacitive touchscreen with 800 x 1280 pixels resolution and comes with features that Samsung fans have grown to love in the Korean company's Galaxy releases.

Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.9 runs Android 3.0 Honeycomb operating system with its 1 GHz Dual Core chip and sports two cameras, a 2 MegaPixel shooter in front and a 3.15 MP one at the back that also records 720p videos. As for connectivity, out of the box, the tablet supports Wifi and Bluetooth while 3G is optional.

So how does it compare to the first Tab? Well, Tab 8.9 has a bigger screen, faster processor, an OS that's made specifically for tablets and a higher resolution front camera. The first Tab, though, is lighter and has a smaller footprint.

We've yet to hear word from Samsung Philippines on Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.9's availability in the country. But don't worry, I don't think it will take long before they make a formal announcement on the slate. Stay tuned for updates.

In the meantime, check out the technical specifications and international pricing details of Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.9 --

TechPinas Tablet Technical Specs Table (TTabTST)
Name Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.9
Type Tablet
Price Category High-End
Dimensions230.9 x 157.8 x 8.6 mm
Weight 470 grams
Available Colors Black
Operating System Android 3.0 Honeycomb
Display 8.9-inch 800 x 1280 pixels TFT Capacitive Touchscreen 16M Colors
Processor 1 Ghz Dual Core CPU
Camera Front-facing 2-megapixel webcam for live video calling, 3.15 MegaPixel camera at the back with Autofocus and LED flash
Video Capture 720p
Audio and Video Playback MP4/DivX/Xvid/H.264/H.263 player
- MP3/WAV/eAAC+/OGG player
Ports Micro-USB, 3.5 mm audio jack, TV-out
Connectivity Wi-Fi 802.11b/g/n, Bluetooth wireless technology 3.0
3G Network optional
Memory option of either 16 GB, 32 GB or 64 GB of internal storage
Sensors Proximity, accelerometer, digital compass and 3-axis gyroscope
Battery Li-Po 6000 mAh
Uptime TBA
Value-Added Features Android Market, SNS Integration, TouchWiz UX UI, Flash 10.2 support in Browser
Announcement March 2011
Availability (projected) Q2 2011
Price Wifi Only : 16GB is $469 and 32GB is $569, others TBA


  1. May I ask, considering the case of previous samsung launches, do they do it on a worldwide scale? Or is it country-limited like that of apple when they released the ipad2?

  2. is this the first good product from korea? doubt it!

  3. does it also have phone capabilities?


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