Back in June, Sammy’s 10-incher slate made a landfall in the country; in fact, Smart Communications is offering the tablet on one of its bundled plans. When Samsung Philippines launched the Galaxy Tab 10.1, we thought the 8.9-inch version is also already on its way to stores; but no, it didn’t appear on local shelves until this week.
The word is the Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.9 has finally arrived in the Philippines, 29 weeks since it popped up at the International CTIA Wireless event in Orlando, Florida in March. That’s a long wait, mind you; that the South Korean tech giant even managed to announce newer and younger models before the 8.9 variant reaches the Philippines soil. Nevertheless, this is still good news for those who’ve been waiting and preferred to stay in between the 7-inch and 10-inch form-factors.
The Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.9 carries the same hardware specs as the 10.1-inch version, except for the size, obviously. Prices starts at Php 27,490 for the 16GB model while the 32GB variant retails at Php 32,490.
Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.9 Specs
Android 3.0 Honeycomb
1GHz Dual-core ARM Cortex-A9 processor
ULP GeForce GPU, Tegra 2 T20 chipset
8.9-inch WXGA (1280 x 800 pixels) TFT LCD display
16 / 32GB internal storage
3MP AF rear camera (3264×2448 pixels) with LED Flash
1080p HD video playback @ 30 fps
720p HD recording
2MP front camera
HSPA+ (HSDPA, 21 Mbps; HSUPA, 5.76 Mbps)
Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, Wi-Fi Direct
Bluetooth 3.0 with A2DP, EDR
Sensors (Gyroscope, Accelerometer, Ambient Light, Compass)
Dual surround-sound speakers
3.5 mm Ear Jack, Stereo Speaker
6000 mAh battery
230.9 x 157.8 x 8.6 mm