Samsung’s DJ Kim Clarifies Galaxy Tab 10.1 Is Not Galaxy Tab Replacement

In an interview at Mobile World Congress Samsung’s Asistant Manager of the Product Development Group DJ Kim told Samsung tomorrow that the new Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 is not a replacement for the original Samsung Galaxy Tab released just 5 months ago.

This is not a product that will replace the existing Galaxy Tab, it is another model that we’ve added to the Galaxy Tab lineup, and it has different characteristics. The first Galaxy Tab is a 7 inch tablet PC focused on portability. Along with the large display of the Galaxy Tab 10.1, the device is focused on multimedia functions, and has much greater performance, thanks to the dual core processor. 10.1 stands for the size of the display.

Samsung’s Galaxy Tab 10.1 features a 10.1″ display with a resolution of 1280x 800 and an 8mp camera. In Samsung’s goal to make the 10.1 more of a multimedia device they’ve also packed in full HD reording and playback along with 3D surround sound and a battery capable of playing movies for 10 hours. Dual surround sound speakers round out your multimedia experience.

Samsung’s Senior Manager of the Product Development department BJ Kang told Samsung Tomorrow that they wanted to make the new Samsung Galaxy 10.1 as light as possible. To do that Kang said “While increasing the LCD display they made the bezel thinner and worked as hard as possible to make the product lighter. It comes in at just 599 grams.

When Samsung released the original Galaxy Tab JK Shin and WP Wong both referenced a portfolio of tablet devices. On stage Sunday night JK Shin said that this would be the year of “Smart Mobile Devices” a sentiment echoed by Taiwanese Competitor Peter Chou, CEO of HTC. When asked by Thedroidguy at MWC Samsung wouldn’t comment on whether they are developing a tablet to run the Windows Mobile platform or another brand of windows.  Whatever they do do Samsung has been on a roll since the release of the Samsung Galaxy S last year and is committed to offering superior Android devices.

Source: Samsung Tomorrow

3 Replies to “Samsung’s DJ Kim Clarifies Galaxy Tab 10.1 Is Not Galaxy Tab Replacement”

  1. So there’ll be a Galaxy Tab II (2011) and Galaxy Tab II 10.1 (2012)?
    Well I like how this one is not a replacement but has much beastlier specs.. but I like the 7 in portability, it actually felt very comfortable in the hand; but 10.1 would definitely have more uses in a size comparison.. well, visual comparison. (I.e, reading a .pdf file of sheet music on a larger screen)

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