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Samsung GALAXY Tab 8.9 LTE

Aug 28, 2011
Market status
Release date
Nov 20, 2011

US carrier availability

Discontinued: AT&T


  • Fast mobile data support (4G)


  • Lacks microSD slot for storage expansion
  • Proprietary USB connector - have to use its cable instead of a standard microUSB




The Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.9 LTE offers an 8.9 inch screen and thin design. It will has a dual-core 1.5GHz processor making sure that everything is done quickly. Back and front-facing shooters come in at 3MP and 2MP respectively and video is captured by the rear camera at 720p.

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  • Device type:
    • Tablet
  • OS:
    • Android (4.0, 3.2)
  • Form factor:
    • Candybar
  • Dimensions:
    • 9.09 x 6.21 x 0.34 inches (230.9 x 157.8 x 8.6 mm)
  • Weight:
    • 16.05 oz (455 g)
      the average is 13.4 oz (384 g)


  • Physical size:
    • 8.9 inches
  • Resolution:
    • 1280 x 800 pixels
  • Pixel density:

    Pixel density - The pixel density of a display represents the number of pixels over an area of one inch. It’s measured in “pixels per inch”, or ppi. The higher the number, the more detailed and good-looking the display is.

    • 170 ppi
  • Technology:

    Technology - There are two main screen technologies currently used in phones and tablets: LCD and AMOLED. The former usually features a light source and liquid crystals, while the latter is based on organic light-emitting diodes. Newer LCD variations like IPS-LCD and Super-LCD allow for very accurate color reproduction and very wide viewing angles, where no significant image quality loss is observed. Current AMOLED screens differ in such a way that they can exhibit much more saturated colors (sometimes too much) and incredibly high contrast levels, which is due to black color being completely black in AMOLED displays.

    • TFT
  • Screen-to-body ratio:
    • 63.07 %
  • Colors:
    • 16 777 216
  • Touchscreen:
      • Capacitive, Multi-touch
  • Features:
    • Light sensor


  • Camera:
      • 3 megapixels
    • Flash:
      • LED
    • Features:
      • Autofocus
  • Camcorder:
      • 1280x720 (720p HD)
    • Features:
      • Video calling
  • Front-facing camera:
      • 2 megapixels


  • Processor:

    Processor - The processor is the main computing component of a phone and is a major factor when it comes to the overall speed of the device. Some more powerful smartphones use dual-core and quad-core processors designed to deliver greater performance.

    • Dual-core, 1500 MHz
  • Graphics processor:
      • Yes
  • Built-in storage:
    • 16 GB


  • Capacity:
    • 6100 mAh
  • Type:
    • Li - Ion
  • Not user replaceable:
    • Yes


  • Music player:
    • Supported formats:
      • MP3, AAC, AAC+, eAAC+, AMR, OGG, MIDI
  • Video playback:
    • Supported formats:
      • MPEG4, H.263, H.264, DivX, XviD
  • YouTube player:
    • Yes

Internet browsing

  • Browser:
    • supports:
      • HTML, Flash, RSS
  • Built-in online services support:
    • Facebook


  • GSM:
    • 850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz
  • UMTS:
    • 850, 1900 MHz
  • FDD LTE:
    • 700 (band 17), 1700/2100 (band 4) MHz
  • Data:
    • LTE, HSDPA+ (4G) 21.1 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s, UMTS, EDGE
  • Global Roaming:
    • Yes
  • Positioning:

    Positioning - This field shows the positioning systems supported by the device. There are three main types: GPS, A-GPS and GLONASS. GPS - This is one of the most widespread global positioning technologies, developed and maintained by the U.S. government. It uses satellites in order to detect your location. Works best in clear weather. A-GPS - A-GPS stands for Assisted GPS and is the industry standard for positioning and navigation. “Assisted” means that it can use local wireless networks, in addition to satellites, for quicker and more precise localization. GLONASS - GLONASS is a global positioning system, developed by the Russian Federation. It’s very similar to GPS, but isn’t so popular in cell phones.

    • A-GPS
  • Navigation:
    • Yes
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Phone features

  • Phonebook:
    • Unlimited entries, Caller groups, Multiple numbers per contact, Search by both first and last name, Picture ID
  • Organizer:
    • Calendar, Alarm, Document viewer, Calculator
  • Messaging:
    • Predictive text input
  • E-mail:
      • IMAP, POP3, SMTP, Microsoft Exchange
  • Instant Messaging:
      • Hangouts / Google Talk


  • Bluetooth:
      • 3.0, EDR
  • Wi-Fi:
      • 802.11 a, b, g, n
  • USB:
      • Yes
    • Connector:
      • Proprietary
  • Headphones connector:
    • 3.5mm
  • Charging connector:
    • Proprietary
  • Other:
    • DLNA, Computer sync, OTA sync

Other features

  • Notifications:
    • Flight mode, Silent mode, Speakerphone
  • Sensors:
      • Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass
    • Voice recording

Regulatory Approval

  • FCC approval:

    FCC approval - The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is an independent United States government agency, directly responsible to Congress. The FCC was established by the Communications Act of 1934 and is charged with regulating interstate and international communications by radio, television, wire, satellite and cable. The FCC's jurisdiction covers the 50 states, the District of Columbia, and U.S. possessions. Every wireless phone device that that is sold in the U.S. has to be tested and approved for sale by the FCC.

    • Date approved:

      Date approved - Shows the date when the particular phone is approved by the Federal Communications Commission

      • 28 Oct 2011
      • FCC ID value:

        FCC ID value - Shows the FCC Identifying value of the particular phone

        A3LSGHI957 link


  • Officially announced:
    • 28 Aug 2011
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Alternative variants

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Samsung GALAXY Tab 8.9 LTE 16GB

  • Built-in storage:
    • 16 GB

Samsung GALAXY Tab 8.9 LTE 32GB

  • Built-in storage:
    • 32 GB
  • UMTS:
    • 900, 2100 MHz
  • FDD LTE:
    • 800 (band 18), 1800 (band 3), 2600 (band 7) MHz

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