Feb 13 AT 6:28 PM Nick Gray 50 Comments

Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 unveiled at Mobile World Congress

The Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 is officially official! Samsung unveiled the new Honeycomb tablet at this evening’s press event in Barcelona. The new Android tablet is powered by a 1 GHz dual-core Tegra 2 processor from NVIDIA and features a 10.1-inch 1280 x 800 (WXGA) TFT capacitive display, 8 megapixel rear camera with LED flash which is capable of full 1080p video recording, 2 megapixel shooter on the front for video calling, and either 16 or 32GB of internal storage. The Tab 10.1 features HSPA+ 21Mbps connectivity over 850/900/1900/2100 and EDGE/GPRS 850/900/1800/1900, in addition to Bluetooth® technology v 2.1 + EDR, USB 2.0, and WiFi 802.11 (a/b/g/n). The Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 measures in at 246.2 x 170.4 x 10.9mm and weighs 599 grams which is pretty surprising since it comes equipped with a 6860mAh battery.

There’s no doubt that the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 is Samsung’s response the the Motorola XOOM. Samsung has not revealed their pricing strategy for the Tab 10.1 but there are a few reports circling which indicate that it may go on sale as early as March. Since the Galaxy Tab 10.1, XOOM, and G-Slate all run on nearly identical hardware and software, we’re hoping to see some pretty fierce competition once all three Honeycomb tablets are available in the marketplace.

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Samsung expands the Samsung GALAXY Tab range with a 10.1” Entertainment Powerhouse

Global launch of Samsung’s first Honeycomb-based, Dual Core smart media device

BARCELONA, February 13, 2011 — Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd., a provider of smart media devices and the global leader in Androidâ„¢ 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 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.

“As more employees are empowered with mobile access to enterprise systems, applications and data through their device of choice, the requirement for IT to support the widening array of device types can be extremely complex and unwieldy,” said Willie Jow, vice president enterprise mobility, Sybase. “The combination of Samsung’s leading devices and Sybase’s best-in-class management and security solution now bring Android to the level enterprises require for full-scale deployments.”

The Ultimate Entertainment ExperienceA 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 Marketâ„¢. 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 an 8 megapixel rear-facing camera with Auto Focus and a 2 megapixel front-facing camera which lets users capture 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 SpeedCombined 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 Dual Core application processor, giving you the kind of fast and powerful multimedia and web browsing experience. Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1’s Dual Core processor, low power DDR2 memory and 6860mAh battery, make it perfect for task management in an energy efficient way.

Maximized PortabilityAt just 599g in weight and mere 10.9mm- slimness, the Galaxy Tab 10.1 is lighter, slimmer and more portable, meaning users 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 Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n connectivity to support rapid mobile download speeds and reduce data transfer times.

The Samsung GALAXY Tab 10.1 will be exhibited at Mobile World Congress 2011 at Hall #8.

For multimedia content and more detailed information, please visit www.samsungunpacked.com/press.

Note to Editors:Samsung GALAXY Tab 10.1” Product Specifications

Network HSPA+ 21Mbps 850/900/1900/2100

EDGE/GPRS 850/900/1800/1900

OS Android 3.0 (Honeycomb)
Display 10.1” 1280 x 800 (WXGA) TFT
Processor 1GHz Dual Core application processor
Camera Main(Rear): 8.0-Mega Pixel Camera AF with LED Flash

Front: 2.0-Mega Pixel Camera

Video Format :MPEG4/H263/H264

Playback : 1080p FullHD Video @ 30fps

Recording : 1080p FullHD Video @ 24fps


3.5mm Ear Jack, Stereo Speaker



Android Marketâ„¢ for more applications and contents
Android UI / Android Browser
Google Mobile Service : Googleâ„¢ Talk Video Chat, Googleâ„¢ Maps, etc
Connectivity Bluetooth® technology v 2.1 + EDR

USB 2.0 WiFi 802.11 (a/b/g/n)

Sensor Gyroscope, Accelerometer, Digital Compass, Proximity
Memory 16GB/32GB
Size 246.2 x 170.4 x 10.9mm (599g)
Battery 6860mAh

* 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.

Nick is a tech enthusiast who has a soft spot for HTC and its devices. Nick joined the Android and Me family in the summer of 2010.

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  • http://Website Stella

    This is a beauty with the Honeycomb UI. The light weight is a real plus. If it comes out in wifi-only version for $500 or less, I will consider buying it.

    • http://Website Stella

      This is weird that I’m the first comment again. You can tell I’m on twitter right now. :)

      • http://Website Mark


    • http://Website Mark

      Gomez, nobody replies to this Ben guy anymore. He’s a pathetic troll and you know what they say. Silence is the best answer to a fool.

    • http://Website reminder

      what an ugly tablet. No thx samsuck!
      iPad 2 for me

    • http://Website mkrmec

      Only an apple fanatic says other products are ugly and want’s products nobody even seen before. Dumbass

    • masterpfa

      HTC have released their tablet now.
      Will need to see a hands on/comparison for all these tablets soon.

  • http://Website Beto

    I find it hard to believe it will be $500 or less. My Nexus One was $530, the iPhone is like $600 unsubsidized. I think these will go for $800.

    • http://Website Stella

      The wifi only version ipad with 16GB is $499. To compete with them, it needs to stay in this price range IMO.

      • http://Website mkrmec

        the ipad is an “old” device .. no wonder it’s that cheap. “When” iPad2 comes out it will have the same price range as these new Androids.

  • http://Website Noah

    Why is this one running the Tegra 2, when the Galaxy S2 is running the Orion processor?

    • http://Website Lucian Armasu

      Beecause Tegra 2 rocks ;)

    • http://Website Ramshambo

      My guess is that Google is being a little bit more strict on the hardware that runs Honeycomb to avoid fragmentation or Samsung wanted to get this market as fast as possible to compete with the Xoom and it would seem the Tegra 2 is already optimized and ready to go.

      • Nick Gray

        As with other versions of Android, Google has no restrictions as to what the hardware configurations of devices. Samsung most likely is using Tegra so that they can get to market faster since Honeycomb was developed with a tegra 2 powered device.

    • http://Website mkrmec

      They wanted to get it out as soon as posible, so they went with the optimised tegra 2.


    wifi and sub 500, i may consider it

  • http://wolstenhol.me/ Phil

    I want one of these, or an XOOM. I was going to buy a new phone but I think I fancy a tablet more now!

  • http://Website thaghost

    can you guys do a spec comparison of the xoom, gslate and this?

  • http://Website Francis

    Yup. Even at 600 for a wifi only version I’d consider it. I have an iPad already and paid more for that… and this thing will do more so that would still be considered fair. Under 500 and that’s just awesome. Doubt it though..

  • http://necropolislabs.com Terrormaster

    Fingers crossed for a 16g WIFI only version weighing in at $499 or less. Unfortunately it seems like the serious Android tablet manufacturers have no intent on competing with iPad in terms of pricing and have almost all been carrier locked. A WIFI only version easily shaves off $150-$200 from the pricetag (which I never understood because the components for 3G, including radio and antenna, weigh in at around $50).

    Is an Android tablet that competes with the low end 16g WIFI iPad in terms of price and specs really too much to ask for?

    • http://Website AdamJ

      What about the Toshiba one? Prob the best bet for a cheaper Wi-fi only version.

  • http://Website UniqueNate

    Definitely the sexy one out of them all. I love the back of it

  • Noice

    Wifi Only, no carrier contract/subsidy and <$600

    Will buy. Other need not apply.

  • Jeffroid

    Let’s hope some pricing competition will bring them crazy prices down. Xoom’s price is crazy

  • stylecrate

    I wish it had a USB port

    • http://Website Tony

      It has usb 2.0, but sadly what i really wanted was an sd card slot, even micro sd would have been nice. Mostly cause it’ll make it harder to load custom roms onto it without it, and since this is Samsung your going to want to do that, alot!

      • http://Website Presto117

        It’s running stock Android 3.0 Honeycomb, so there won’t be much need with this Samsung product.

      • Nate B.

        Why would you want to run a custom ROM on a Stock Honeycomb device?!
        What other tablet OS do you know of? Are you talking future purposes..still what’s the point of running ROMS on a stock already device? Are you doubting the update already? Carriers….that’s all.

  • http://Website AdamJ

    So happy manufactures are sticking with stock Android 3.0! Really hope they start doing this with phones once the tablet and phone versions merge.

    • http://Website DROID Sam

      You can hope all you want but it’ll never happen. Once Honeycomb becomes a comodity, we’ll start seeing custom UI’s with different widgets from the various manufacturers. I think one of the reasons HTC is launching the Flyer with 2.3 is because they want some time to customize 3.0 to their liking before releasing it.

  • http://Website gad

    I wonder what the xoom would have cost if Android wasn’t free. It still baffles me why these devices are so highly priced when the OS is free.I can’t get my read round it. Even windows devises are well priced…….

  • http://tejiendo-redes.com maccur

    hey look, all the official photos of Samsung Galaxy S WiFi, great ipod touch competitors http://www.celularis.com/samsung/samsung-galaxy-s-wifi.php

  • http://Website Maximus

    I like that Google is Putting Pressure on Manufactures to Keep Honeycomb as is, without any customization *Vanilla FTW*

    I belive thats how it should have been along time ago although i understand the desire to differentiate from compeititors.

    As a Proud Owner of the NExus S, this Tablet which i believe will be coming to T Mobile as far as DAta service is looking to be my First Tablet

    How ironic that My first Android Device was Made by Samsung and My First Tablet could Potentially Be from Samsung lol (Never in a million Years would i have foreseen such a thing) lol

    I was holding out after the Xoom launched to see what other Manufactures would counter with and i must Say Samsung Stepped up to the plate

    Now Spec Wise there isnt much of a difference between the Xoom and the Tab 10.1

    i think it will come down to pricing

  • http://Website Nate

    I know I’m gonna get thumbed down for this, but could someone please explain the appeal of a tablet? I mean what can I do with a tablet that I can’t do with a laptop and a smartphone?

    • http://Website Mark

      Tell me about it. It’s an absurd, faux pas “need” created by the wizards over at Apple generated by a lie that pads will “somehow” replace the need for a laptop.

    • http://Website jf79

      Well tablets are lighter and so more mobile. Plus they tend to have better battery life. Other than that, it really just comes down to what you really need in a mobile device (laptop/smartphone/tablet).

      • http://Website Nate

        I’m also a little confused by the whole “more mobile” thing, I mean if you’re gonna carry a tablet around you’re still gonna need a bag or something to carry it in and at that point the weight isn’t much of an issue. Although the battery life would be very nice.

    • http://www.google.com/profiles/anakin78z anakin78z

      Think of it this way: it’s everything you like about your phone, but bigger. That alone is very appealing, but then the extra size offers you a better experience for browsing and gaming, among other things. It’s simply nicer to use than a laptop, easier to hold, carry around, more interactive.
      It’s not going to replace a laptop for actual work, so it really comes down to what you use your laptop for in the first place. For a lot of people, a tablet will cover most of their needs, and be more fun and easier to use along the way.

      • http://Website Nate

        but it’s also everything I like about my smartphone, but less portable. And I disagree about the easier to hold thing, if I’m browsing the internet I would rather have something I can put on my lap, not huld up and that is even more important for something like watching movies. And there is no way you can say that you would rather type on a tablet’s virtual keyboard than on a laptop’s physical keyboard.

  • http://Website Cucking Funt

    iPad 2 looks better

    • http://Website Mikey

      What does the ipad 2 look like?

      • http://Website uzi

        The ipad2 does not exists, pretty much like your brain…

  • Drew

    This looks pretty awesome Samsung. Now can you do us a favor and update the Galaxy Tab to at least 2.3 for all of our brethren who bought that one? I would greatly appreciate it. Keep making good stuff.

  • http://Website Ben 1.0

    Very nice looking device, that layout of the homescreen icons looks different to previous Honeycomb screenshots we’ve seen. Hopefully this is just an option in Honeycomb rather than Samsung putting any kind of Touchwiz interface onto it.

    If they leave Honeycomb well enough alone, I think this could be an excellent tablet choice.

  • http://Website gladiator_posse

    Didn’t think Samsung could intrigue me after waiting for the update on my Galaxy S. Here are my hangups though…

    No microSD slot?…that mean’s I’d have to shell out the cash for the 32gb-which btw probably weighs more–weight being a big reason I’d travel with this over my laptop

    Has a wifi only version been confirmed? If so, do I have to wait months after the carrier versions are released? I’ve got enough contractual obligations as it is.

    Also, could someone tell me what the Bluetooth® technology v 2.1 + EDR is? The bluetooth on my Vibrant doesn’t work very well or doesn’t pair at all. If I’m not mistaken, bluetooth 4.0 is available to manufacturers these days…

  • http://androidbugbear.blogspot.com/ Gareth Hunt

    The Samsung Galaxy Tab 2, apart from being a complete beauty, is ideal for the new kind of ‘app’ technology that is now available. The rise in ‘device-agnostic’ computing means that the new Chrome Store, Android Store, GetJar and all the rest of these web app stores will deliver better choice for users. The Tab 2 incorporates some really cool technology, including the Tegra 2 processor and Honeycomb, which will allow developers to start creating content with a little bit more ‘quality’. The new Amazon Windowshop or the incorporation of better games (which the Tegra 2 processor and improvements in screen technology incorporating gyroscopic rotational-vectors will bring a more ‘realistic’ feel to games) as we can now see with the incorporation of EA on the Android Market. This new kind of app distribution which disregards device platforms will actually help deliver a better kind of app that has quality. And if your one of the lucky ones with the Galaxy tab 2 then your enjoyment will be much improved.

  • http://Website Itdoesnotmatterwhoiam

    Why TFT screen? It is the best time to leave this old technology and start something new. Just like SAMOLED or NOVA.

  • http://rhodesmarket.blogspot.com/ nikos

    wow!! it looks amazing!