Just like its bigger brother, the packaging for the Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.9 is very similar as images of the tablet are found on both the front and rear. For something that’s touted for being one razor thin tablet, the packaging does seem to be on the larger side – still, it’s not all that bad. Giving us a small sampling of what it’s packing under the hood, there are a few noteworthy highlights in the rear. Inside, we’re given things like the USB cable, wall charger, usual set of documentation, a pair of headphones, and some additional ear gel tips. Of course we’re always hoping for more, but nevertheless, Samsung packs all the customary things in the box that we commonly expect to find.
Being a final retail version, this “metallic gray” version of the Galaxy Tab 8.9 actually doesn’t employ a metallic exterior, but rather, it’s a plastic one that mimics the look. Quickly grasping it, we’re instantly reminded about the plastic feel as our hand touches the rear cover – albeit, it does feel lightweight in form. Again, the other major standout with the tablet is its svelte 0.34" (8.6mm) thickness, which is indeed remarkable when you pit it against some of its rivals.
Besides its sweet looking construction, we’ll be checking it out a bit more in-depth to see how it stacks against the competition, but more importantly, we’re curious to see whether the $30 price difference separating it from its older brother is worth the money. Expect our in-depth review soon!