UPDATED: Samsung Australia has today revealed its 10 inch Galaxy Tab that will take on the iPad as well as a new Android based Smartphones that will replace the highly successful Galaxy S.Samsung is also dropping the price of the Galaxy Tab in Australia to $699; however local management cannot confirm that the current model can be upgraded to the new Google Android Honeycomb. The original launch price pre Xmas was $995.
Josh Delgardo Operations Manager for Samsung’s Mobile Communications Division in Australia said “We are hoping to have our new Galaxy Tablets in the Australian market by the second quarter. We are also moving very quickly to lower the price of our current Galaxy Tab model to $699 however the carriers will set their pricing depending on what package they are selling”.
Among the products revealed today is an 8.49mm thick Galaxy S2 and 10.1-inch Galaxy Tab II. The original Galaxy S was 9.9mm thick, and the new Galaxy S2 Smartphone is said to be 8.49mm thick and weighing in at 116grams.
The device is powered by TouchWIZ 4 atop Android 2.3. Apart from TouchWIZ 4 atop Android 2.3, the Samsung Galaxy S2 will also boast a 4.3-inch Super AMOLED Plus display and a 1GHz dual-core processor. Samsung’s new Exynos 4210 processor (formerly Orion) will go into production in March, meaning that we can expect the Galaxy to hit the Australian market around May 2011.
Also tipped in this period is a new Apple iPhone 5
Both the iPhone and the new Galaxy S2 are tipped to offer 1080p HD video recording capability.
Not surprisingly, Samsung has also expanded their Galaxy Tab offering to include a Galaxy Tab II, which comes with a 10.1-inch display screen and runs Google’s new Android Honeycomb OS.
The device that will compete up against the new Apple iPad will also have to compete up against the new Motorola Xoom which has similar specifications. The Motorola tablet will be launched in Australian shortly.
The new Samsung Galaxy Tab2 has a 10.1″ LED display screen with a resolution, of 1280 x 800, and a CPU speed, of 1GHz. There is also speculation that the device could have a duel core processor.
Consumers will be given the choice either 16GB / 32GB or 64GB of storage.
Engadget said that Samsung is also working on a 4-inch WVGA display with 3D capabilities – “presumably” autostereoscopic like LG’s Optimus 3D — and with an intriguing “Motion UI” control scheme.
The technology allows users to pan inside Google Maps and StreetView just by the movement of your phone, as well as
Vodafone has confirmed that the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 will be coming to its network, with other specs for the tab including that it will be a very thin 10.9mm and will weigh just 599g.
There is also Flash 10.1 support and the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 also has dual surround-sound speakers so it is packed with audio goodness.
There is also an 8MP rear-facing camera with and a 2-megapixel front-facing camera for things like video calling.
When it comes to video the Tab will support MPEG4/H263/H264 and you will be able to play 1080p Full HD video running at 30fp.zoom in and out of pages by tilting the handset up and down (a gyroscope will be required for both functions).