/>

Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.9, 10.1 hands-on (photos)

Samsung unveils not one but two new Android tablets at CTIA 2011. Meet the Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.9 and the other Galaxy Tab 10.1.

headshots_bonnie_cha_140x100.jpg
Bonnie Cha
P1010099.JPG
1 of 12 Bonnie Cha/CNET

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.
P1010100.JPG
2 of 12 Bonnie Cha/CNET

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.
P1010102.JPG
3 of 12 Bonnie Cha/CNET

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.
P1010103.JPG
4 of 12 Bonnie Cha/CNET

Bottom view

A view of the Galaxy Tab 8.9 from the bottom.
P1010101.JPG
5 of 12 Bonnie Cha/CNET

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.
P1010112.JPG
6 of 12 Bonnie Cha/CNET

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.
P1010109.JPG
7 of 12 Bonnie Cha/CNET

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.
P1010111.JPG
8 of 12 Bonnie Cha/CNET

Razor thin

A side profile of the Galaxy Tab 10.1.
P1010105.JPG
9 of 12 Bonnie Cha/CNET

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.
P1010106_1.JPG
10 of 12 Bonnie Cha/CNET

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.
P1010108.JPG
11 of 12 Bonnie Cha/CNET

Another angle

Here are the two tablets seen from a different angle.
P1010116.JPG
12 of 12 Bonnie Cha/CNET

Samsung Galaxy Tab family

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

More Galleries

Nintendo Switch: The 36 best games to play in 2021

More Galleries

Nintendo Switch: The 36 best games to play in 2021

37 Photos
Volkswagen's new T7 Multivan looks awesome

More Galleries

Volkswagen's new T7 Multivan looks awesome

10 Photos
55 weird objects seen on Mars, explained

More Galleries

55 weird objects seen on Mars, explained

57 Photos
2022 Kia Telluride looks basically the same as before

More Galleries

2022 Kia Telluride looks basically the same as before

18 Photos
2022 Kia Carnival: Boxy is foxy

More Galleries

2022 Kia Carnival: Boxy is foxy

67 Photos
2020 Toyota Tundra: Still thundering along

More Galleries

2020 Toyota Tundra: Still thundering along

39 Photos
2022 Honda Civic: Sharper performance and a revolutionary cabin

More Galleries

2022 Honda Civic: Sharper performance and a revolutionary cabin

69 Photos