Samsung Electronics, a global leader in digital media and digital convergence technologies, has announced the retail availability of the GALAXY Tab 10.1, available from 1 August 2011 in South Africa. It measures just 8.6mm in thickness, making it the thinnest mobile tablet currently available.
Powered by Android 3.1 Honeycomb, the GALAXY Tab 10.1 offers faster and smoother transitions between different applications, more intuitive navigation to and from home screens, and broader support of USB accessories.
The GALAXY Tab 10.1 boasts an incredibly light weight of just 595g, ensuring outstanding mobility, portability and comfort in the user’s hands.
The device has a brilliant 10.1-inch touch screen display with WXGA 1280 x 800 resolution, delivering vibrant colors and crisp clarity. This expansive screen is centred inside a narrow bezel to enhance the wide viewing angle.
“The GALAXY Tab 10.1 is a remarkable example of Samsung’s constant innovation, demonstrating our dedication to designing products of the highest standard, ensuring they fit the unique needs of technology-savvy people wanting to lead a smarter life,” says George Ferreira, chief operating officer for Samsung Electronics Africa RHQ.
“We have combined our innovations in design and display with an intuitive user experience, creating a new class of products that will lead the tablet market.”
Samsung’s GALAXY Tab 10.1 is equipped with a number of features designed to ensure an outstanding user experience. These include:
* Customised user experience – Samsung’s TouchWiz user experience is designed with a Live Panel menu for customising the home screen of the GALAXY Tab 10.1 with digital pictures, favourite Web sites and social network feeds.
In addition, the TouchWiz UX includes a “Mini Apps” tray of commonly used features such as task manager, calendar and music player which can be launched while other major applications are already in use.
* Social Hub – the GALAXY Tab 10.1 will also allow access to Samsung’s Social Hub service which aggregates e-mail, contacts, calendar and social network connections into a single interface.
* Impressive speed, power and battery life – the GALAXY Tab 10.1 supports WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n connectivity to deliver rapid mobile WiFi download speeds and reduce data transfer times.
The GALAXY Tab 10.1 also includes a Nvidia Tegra 1GHz dual core application processor for powerful gaming and multimedia performance. The ultra-thin design does not sacrifice battery life, thanks to a 6800 mAh battery providing up to 10 hours of continuous video play on a single charge.
* Full Adobe Flash Player compatibility – the device offers extensive Web browsing access through Adobe Flash Player compatibility. Flash Player delivers HD video, faster graphics rendering and high performance, and is designed to take advantage of native device capabilities – enabling richer, more immersive user experiences.
* Quality cameras and sound – the GALAXY Tab 10.1 features a three megapixel rear camera and a two megapixel front camera, providing smooth video chat capabilities and seamless HD video playback. High quality speakers are positioned on the right and left sides of the device for a rich, deep audio experience.