Samsung, Tablets

Samsung unveils second gen 10″ Galaxy tab

Samsung has launched a new version of its Galaxy Tab in major markets. It’s powered by Android Honeycomb 3.1, and features a 10.1-inch touchscreen display rather than the seven-inch display for the previous model.

Full specs at Samsung’s site here.

Samsung pegs it as the world’s thinnest tablet, measuring 8.6 millimetres, and will cost around $630. The Korean manufacturer said the seven-inch tab was optimised for portability, while the Galaxy Tab 10.1 was best suited for multimedia consumption and web browsing.

“It is very thin… and weighs just as much as a cup of takeout coffee,” said Samsung.

The company is currently embroiled in a fierce patent tussle with Apple that began in April when Apple filed a suit accusing South Korean firm of copying its smartphones and tablet computers. Samsung responded with a claim in Seoul alleging five patent infringements by Apple.

The California-based firm last month lodged a second lawsuit against Samsung with a district court in Seoul, asking for a sales ban on Samsung’s latest products.

The US company escalated the row this month by asking the US International Trade Commission to block imports to the United States of some of the Samsung’s smartphones and tablet computers.

- AFP

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