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Samsung GALAXY Tab 8.9

Announced
Mar 22, 2011
Market status
Released
Release date
Oct 2, 2011

Pros

  • Fast mobile data support (4G)

Cons

  • Low pixel density screen (170 ppi)
  • Lacks microSD slot for storage expansion
  • Battery is not user replaceable
  • Proprietary USB connector - have to use its cable instead of a standard microUSB

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Description

Samsung GALAXY Tab 8.9 is the smaller brother of the GALAXY Tab 10.1 and obviously will be equipped with an 8.9-inch touchscreen, but the exciting part here is its unprecedented thinness of just 8.6mm! That's 0.2mm thinner than the iPad 2, which is the current leader in this aspect. In addition, the device's weight will be fixed at just 16.5 oz (470 grams), making it one of the lightest full-sized tablets out there.

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Design

  • Device type:
    • Tablet
  • OS:
    • Android (3.0)
  • Dimensions:
    • 9.09 x 6.21 x 0.34 inches (230.9 x 157.8 x 8.6 mm)
  • Weight:
    • 15.98 oz (453 g)
      the average is 14.2 oz (406 g)

Display

  • 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:
      • Multi-touch
  • Features:
    • Light sensor

Camera

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

Hardware

  • 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, 1000 MHz
  • Graphics processor:
      • Yes
  • Built-in storage:
    • 64 GB

Battery

  • Capacity:
    • 6000 mAh
  • Not user replaceable:
    • Yes

Multimedia

  • YouTube player:
    • Yes

Internet browsing

  • Built-in online services support:
    • Facebook

Technology

  • GSM:
    • 850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz
  • UMTS:
    • 850, 900, 1900, 2100 MHz
  • Data:
    • HSDPA+ (4G) 21.1 Mbit/s, HSPA (unspecified), HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s, UMTS, EDGE
  • 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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Connectivity

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

Other features

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

Availability

  • Officially announced:
    • 22 Mar 2011

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Alternative variants

We list only the specs that are different than the main variant

Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.9 Wi-Fi


Differences:
  • OS:
    • Android (4.0)
  • Weight:
    • 15.77 oz (447 g)
      the average is 14.2 oz (406 g)

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