After a long series of teasers and images in which we got small glimpses of Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.9, the manufacturer finally released some images as well as showcased the 8.9 inch Samsung Galaxy Tab. The device is packed full of cool new features and saw its introduction in the companionship of the new Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1. Keep on reading for a full hands-on with the device.
Samsung’s Galaxy Tab 8.9 comes in as an attempt of the company to fill the gap between Samsung Galaxy Tab ( the 7 inch one ) and Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1. Despite being right in the middle of the line, Galaxy Tab 8.9 comes with the same top of the line specs as its bigger brother, the 10.1 version of Galaxy Tab.
You see only the top of the line at the new Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.9. The dual-core processor offers the punch the device needs and the version of Touchwiz showcased for the platform looks really good, but then again, I do have my issues with manufacturer added UI’s. Galaxy Tab 8.9 comes in measuring 230.9 x 157.8 x 8.6 mm (that’s 9.09 x 6.21 x 0.33 inches ) and will weight only 470 grams ( that’s 1.03 pounds ). Just like the new Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1, Galaxy Tab 8.9 looks very sleek and seems to have quite a lot of horse power under that slim exterior.
All in all the device looks great, although Samsung didn’t bring a functioning model to CTIA so we didn’t get the chance to see it in action, but other than that, the device seems great all in all. Pricing for Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.9 is set at $469 for the Wi-Fi only 16GB one and $569 for the 32 GB one. Launch is set for the 8th of June. Stay tuned!1