Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 ditched

Well, well, well....what do we have here? It looks as if the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 that we saw over at Mobile World Congress has been avoiding the trans-fats and has been working on its figure.

The original 10.1 that was demoed at the Barcelona expo, measuring in at 10.9mm thick has seemingly been scrapped, and replaced with a slimmer 8.6mm model.

Could the iPad 2 launch (a tablet 8.8mm thick) have anything to do with such a major revamp at short notice? You betcha.

Samsung's official press gumph is keen to stress that this makes the 10.1 (along with the Galaxy Tab 8.9) the thinnest tablet available.

The Android 3.0 tablet still manages to pack an WXGA TFT LCD display (1280x800) though.

Powered by a 1GHz dual core AP, the 10.1 weighs in at 595g and boasts surround-sound stereo speakers and support for Flash 10.2.

It packs the same cameras (2 and 3-megapixel) as the 8.9, and is capable of 1080p video out and 720p video recording.

No release dates, or price details have yet been disclosed.

Update: It seems old fatty is still going to make it to the shops. Samsung has confirmed to us that the 10.9 inch version will launch as well as the skinny minny one. 

Full fat Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 still on for UK release... via Vodafone

 



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