Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 confirmed – dual core, Android 3.0, launching on Vodafone this spring

It was leaked a little this morning, but now Samsung has issued the official press release regarding its updated Galaxy Tab. It’s the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1, which, as the name subtly hints, is a 10.1″ Android tablet that runs at 1280×800 screen resolution – powered by a 1GHz dual-core processor.

It runs the “Honeycomb” Android 3.0 release and is a “With Google” branded device – which means no user interface skins. It’s pure Android 3.0.

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There’s an 8megapixel camera around the back plus a 2megapixel front-facing second camera for video chatting, while that dual-core processor has enough OOMPH to play and record 1080p video. There will be 16GB and 32GB storage options.

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And it has a nice back. Interestingly, Vodafone appears to have secured a timed exclusive on the tablet, claiming that…

“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”

Here’s the full press release. The official tech spec sheet is beneath it.

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, Spain, February 13, 2011 – Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd., a provider of smart media devices and the global leader in Android™ tablets, today announced the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 (Model: P7100) in partnership with the Vodafone Group – a powerful Dual-Core Android 3.0 (Honeycomb) Smart Media Device.


As the tablet market grows, Samsung and Vodafone have partnered to cater for consumer demand and offer an ideal perfect way to enjoy the huge variety of opportunities the Android platform provides. The lightweight, ultra-slim Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 is an entertainment-focused tablet, featuring games, movies, eBooks and social media capabilities, that builds on the success of the two million-selling Samsung Galaxy Tab, that launched last year.

Simon Stanford, Managing Director, Mobile, Samsung UK and Ireland said: “The Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 is a fantastic addition to our expanding portfolio of smart media devices. Sporting a large 10.1 inch screen, dual surround-sound speakers and super fast performance, it’s an exceptional entertainment device. It’s slim and ultra light too, so ideal for carrying around. With this addition to our portfolio, we can now offer our customers a range of screen sizes to choose from so there’s something for everyone.”

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.”

Andy Rubin, Vice President of Engineering at Google, comments: “Samsung continues to develop innovative products that, contribute to the continued growth of the Android ecosystem.”

A 10.1 inch (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 Market™. To complement this amazing visual display, the Galaxy Tab 10.1 includes dual surround-sound speakers for exceptional sound quality.

The device also includes an 8 megapixel rear-facing camera with Auto Focus and a 2 megapixel front-facing camera, for capturing and sharing images, as well full HD record and play features. The Android browser and Flash 10.1, means the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 is great for exploring internet content on the move.

Featuring Android’s tablet-optimised operating system, 3.0 ‘Honeycomb’, Samsung has created a device that is powerful and fast. The Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 includes a 1GHz Dual Core application processor, Dual Core processor, low power DDR2 memory and 6860mAh battery, making it super fast and energy efficient to boot.

Weighing in at just 599g and measuring a mere 10.9mm, the Galaxy Tab 10.1 is super light, ultra slim and perfectly portable. The device also includes super-fast HSPA+ 21Mbps, Bluetooth® 2.1+EDR and Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n connectivity to support rapid mobile download speeds, reduce data transfer times and remain constant connectivity.

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  1. TurboHobbit

     /  February 14, 2011

    Me want! Me want! Me want! Me want! Me want! Me want! Me want! Me want! Me want! Me want! Me want! Me want! Me want! Me want! Me want! Me want!

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  2. Vincent

     /  May 13, 2011

    Where can i buy one of these??????????????????

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    • Gary C

       /  May 13, 2011

      Not out yet. Anywhere. Although those Google I/O attendees who got given them might sell you one.

      Reply
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