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Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.9

The Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.9 is one of two tablets announced by Samsung at CTIA 2011. Unfortunately, the demo units shown would not turn on.

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World's thinnest

Samsung claims the Galaxy Tab 8.9 and new Galaxy Tab 10.1 are the world's thinnest tablets at 8.6 millimeters thin.

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Sleek

We do have to say that the tablets are quite sleek. The curved edges also make them nice to hold and easy to grip.

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Bottom view

A view of the Galaxy Tab 8.9 from the bottom.

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Back side

The Galaxy Tab 8.9 and Galaxy Tab 10.1 both have a premium feel to them, unlike the 7-inch Galaxy Tab series, which felt quite plasticky.

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Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1

Not to be confused with the Galaxy Tab 10.1, which was unveiled at Mobile World Congress, the new Galaxy Tab 10.1 is also just 8.6 millimeters thing and features a 10.1-inch WXGA touch screen.

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Cameras

Both the 8.9-inch and 10.1-inch models come equipped with a rear-facing 3-megapixel camera and a front-facing 2-megapixel camera for video calls.

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Razor thin

A side profile of the Galaxy Tab 10.1.

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New Samsung tablets

The new Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.9 and 10.1 side by side. The tablets will launch globally this summer in Wi-Fi and HSPA+ versions. LTE and WiMax models are expected later this year.

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Comparison shot

The Galaxy Tab 8.9 and 10.1 stacked on top of each. The iPad 2, by comparison, measures 8.8 millimeters thick.

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Another angle

Here are the two tablets seen from a different angle.

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Samsung Galaxy Tab family

Here are the newest additions to Samsung's tablet line next to the original 7-inch Galaxy Tab.

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