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Samsung Galaxy Player, Galaxy Tab 8.9-inch & 4G Phones Unveiled

Eric Ernest 27 Sep 2011
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At an event yesterday, the Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.9-inch tablet was shown off before it officially goes on sale. The Galaxy Player 4.0 and Galaxy Player 5.0 media players will also be available on October 16th. In South Korea, their first 4G smartphones were launched - the Samsung Galaxy S2 LTE and Galaxy S2 HD LTE.

The Galaxy Tab 8.9 runs on Android 3.1 Honeycomb and features a dual core 1 GHz processor, a 6,100 mAh battery,  a WXGA (1280x800 resolution) screen, a rear-facing 3-megapixel camera and a front-facing 2-megapixel camera as well as providing for 1080p HD video playback.  The Galaxy Tab 8.9 (Wi-Fi), which will be available in the US from October 2nd onwards, comes in a 16GB version that is priced at US$469, and a 32GB version priced at US$569.

The 8GB models of the Galaxy Player 4.0 and Galaxy Player 5.0 media players are priced at US$229 and US$269 respectively. The number following the name of the media player denotes the screen size in inches. Both media players come with Android 2.3.5 Gingerbread, front and rear (3.2 MP) facing cameras, Bluetooth 3.0, and microSD memory support up to 32GB.  The media players will be available for sale starting October 16.

The Samsung Galaxy S2 LTE and Samsung Galaxy S2 HD LTE mobile phones are part of the Galaxy S2 family. They run on the Android 2.3 Gingerbread OS, have 16GB of internal memory, and feature a 1.5 GHz dual-core processor. As these phones support LTE (long-term evolution - a communication standard), their data transmission speeds are said to be five times as fast as those of the current 3G phones.  The S2 LTE has a 4.5-inch wide Super AMOLED display. The S2 HD LTE features a 4.65-inch high-definition AMOLED display, offering a screen of 720x1280 pixels - 720p HD resolution.

Via @tablets-planet, @cnet, @ubergizmo

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