Samsung announces Android 3.0 powered Galaxy Tab 10.1

Samsung Electronics have revealed at the Mobile World Conference the Galaxy Tab 10.1 model which, as you'd expect, features a 10.1-inch (1280 x 800) touch screen and runs Android 3.0 (Honeycomb).

The tablet is equipped with a 1 GHz Tegra 2 SoC and not Samsung's own dual-core Exynos 4210 chip, it's just 10.9mm thick, weights 599 grams, HSPA+ support, a rear-facing 8 megapixel camera with flash for 1080p recording, a front facing 2 megapixel camera, 16/32GB of flash storage space, 802.11 b/g/n WiFi, Bluetooth 2.1, one (Update: non standard proprietary) USB port, a digital compass, an accelerometer, dual surround-sound speakers, and a 6860 mAh battery.

According to the press release, the tab is expected to reach 20 markets via Vodafone. 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 has 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.”

The full press release can be viewed here.

And here are more detailed specs, thanks to Engadget.

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It's not really surprising it doesn't come with a standard or micro USB port seeing as honeycomb doesn't actually support usb anyway. At least not yet.

Steve Jobs said few months ago that noone needs 7 inch tablets.
Samsung executives replied "Mr Jobs will be proved wrong"
Guess he didnt

I had the galaxy, a very small tab - or a gigantic phone and really didnt suit me much in either way.

Epic Fail.

Cant wait the first Nokia Devices with Wm7. I feel its gonna be a hit.

Oh I so want one... I'm upgrading to Galaxy S2 when my ptovidor gets them in and I might get ond of these bad boys as well.

So, does this mean that the original Galaxy Tab won't be getting an update to Honeycomb? Because that would really suck for the 10 people who bought one.

Shadrack said,
So, does this mean that the original Galaxy Tab won't be getting an update to Honeycomb? Because that would really suck for the 10 people who bought one.
A very recent Android device isn't getting an update to the latest operating system? Shocking!

Who cares about a USB port.
I'm more upset about the "via vodafone" comment, so that means no wifi only tablet?
Wasn't the 16gb wifi only IPad, the biggest seller?

Another device that won't be available in third world countries.
Another device that can't afford by third world countries.
Another device that we can only use in our dreams of course in third world countries.

kazuyenPH said,
Another device that won't be available in third world countries.
Another device that can't afford by third world countries.
Another device that we can only use in our dreams of course in third world countries.

That's what Chinese versions are for... third world countries.

Mohitster said,

Although I sympathise/empathise with you....you amuse me....lol


You should meet me in person very funny GUY here lol:
Maybe i'll get those gadgets 5 years from now haha!

kazuyenPH said,
Another device that won't be available in third world countries.
Another device that can't afford by third world countries.
Another device that we can only use in our dreams of course in third world countries.

Dudes like me can always have what they want smuggled in for twice the price while living in the comforts of a third world country.

Without knowing for sure, I'm not sure if this needs to be added to the article.

Edit: amended the article with "one (Update: non standard proprietary) USB port"

blahism said,
Honeycomb tabs are priced way out of line so far

really you seen an official price?
there's nothing official to any of the price you've seen
the price you've seen is place holder just like the Galaxy Tab 7inch used to be 1000$ on Best Buy before the release date

nunjabusiness said,
No USB = FAIL for everyone I know who is looking to buy a tablet.
How can Samsung ignore its users like that?

Question, what would usb capabilities grant?
I would assume data sharing as being the number one purpose, however, isn't this accomplished over widow?

nunjabusiness said,
No USB = FAIL for everyone I know who is looking to buy a tablet.
How can Samsung ignore its users like that?
Did you read the article? It comes with a USB port.

nunjabusiness said,
No USB = FAIL for everyone I know who is looking to buy a tablet.
How can Samsung ignore its users like that?

Assumption instead of reading the article,eh? xP

Added detailed specs, it says right there in connectivity USB 2.0 (Source: Engadget).

It could be a mini-port, for the charger? I don't know for sure.

Neobond said,
Added detailed specs, it says right there in connectivity USB 2.0 (Source: Engadget).

It could be a mini-port, for the charger? I don't know for sure.

Yeah, I saw those specs as well and thought it was pretty much settled, but having a look at photos it doesn't seem to be present. The photo that giga linked below seems to be what they're talking about.

nunjabusiness said,
No USB = FAIL for everyone I know who is looking to buy a tablet.
How can Samsung ignore its users like that?

I assume you are talking about USB ports to connect periphrasis. If you are connecting a mouse and keyboard to this tablet you are doing it wrong. Your comment = FAIL.

Shadrack said,

I assume you are talking about USB ports to connect periphrasis. If you are connecting a mouse and keyboard to this tablet you are doing it wrong. Your comment = FAIL.


assuming keyboards and mice are the only usb peripherals is MOAR FAIL

what about usb keys/card readers, what about usb headphones, mics, drum pads, usb printers...wow man

SaltLife said,

Question, what would usb capabilities grant?
I would assume data sharing as being the number one purpose, however, isn't this accomplished over widow?

Not sure what widow you are referring to, she doesn't help me any.
As to what would you connect? Oh, let's see. My HD camcorder, Flash drives for sideloading apps and backing up data, the keyboards that are already selling extremely well for other tabs, cell phone chargers, USB humping dog. I could go on.

Folks, it is a proprietary port, that means non-standard and worthless for the things I listed.

Shadrack said,

I assume you are talking about USB ports to connect periphrasis. If you are connecting a mouse and keyboard to this tablet you are doing it wrong. Your comment = FAIL.

You must be an idiot

It looks nice, but I still have a problem with tablets in that I don't have a need for them. Those are some impressive specs though, if I had to consider getting a tablet I would certainly look in to this one.

Intrinsica said,
It looks nice, but I still have a problem with tablets in that I don't have a need for them. Those are some impressive specs though, if I had to consider getting a tablet I would certainly look in to this one.

Agreed. I see no need for tablets atm. If they had decent handwriting recognition, with these impressive specs I might be interested.
Steve says anything with a stylus got it wrong though so it must be true!

the better twin said,

Agreed. I see no need for tablets atm. If they had decent handwriting recognition, with these impressive specs I might be interested.
Steve says anything with a stylus got it wrong though so it must be true!

Starting to find a use for tablets now, when they first came to market I thought great for a flashy sales man with his presentations but I was at my friends last night and have to say I was pretty impressed with the games on the iPad.

Call of duty zombies - online!! amazing
and just the amount of apps available and little games, extending your desktop onto it and taking it around the house just epic.

really was impressed and for chilling watching videos and catching up with bits was really cool.

the handwriting will be interesting when it works properly and a decent keyboard that you can use would make this device a winner imo.


I just hope that Android developers can bring as many decent applications to the life of the unit because i have to say i love my galaxy s but the apps suck