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Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.9 Unboxing

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Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.9 Unboxing
Covering every bit of the spectrum at this point, the Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.9 seemingly completes the Korean based company’s vision of encompassing every medium in this vastly growing market. First introduced back at CTIA 2011 in March, we’re now at the tablet’s final stage anticipating a release. Priced at $469 for the 16GB Wi-Fi only model, consumers can expect to pick up this one starting on October 2nd – while the 32GB version will sell for $569.

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.

Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.9 Unboxing
Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.9 Unboxing
Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.9 Unboxing
Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.9 Unboxing


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.

Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.9 Unboxing
Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.9 Unboxing
Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.9 Unboxing
Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.9 Unboxing

Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.9 Unboxing
Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.9 Unboxing
Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.9 Unboxing
Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.9 Unboxing


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!

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posted on 27 Sep 2011, 17:41 1

1. som (Posts: 768; Member since: 10 Nov 2009)


Samsung is trying to compete with iPad in every dimensions and size.

posted on 27 Sep 2011, 19:45

2. Beltway Bill (unregistered)


Look like Samsung didn't learn nuttin from their first tab. No built in connectivity ports and still priced like an Ipad, but its not....................

posted on 27 Sep 2011, 19:46

3. Beltway Bill (unregistered)


Look like Samsung didn't learn nuttin from their first tab. No built in connectivity ports and still priced like an Ipad, but its not....................

posted on 27 Sep 2011, 22:31

4. ken (unregistered)


Well, no built-in port may put some people off, but its still way better than iPad which depends on the silly itunes for file transfer.

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