Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 loses 8MP camera

Company drops camera resolution to 3MP

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Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 White
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Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 White

Well something had to go didn't it, and in this case, it was the megapixels.

Samsung has surprised the tech world by deciding to lower the camera quality and put a 3MP rear-facing camera on its update of the Galaxy Tab 10.1. In what is a clear effort to rival Apple's iPad 2 the company unveiled the glossy white tablet this week at Google's I/O conference.

Samsung Galaxy Tab update video

Source: Samsung Galaxy Tab update video | T3 Tech Videos

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The move has come as somewhat of a suprise considering the original model featured a high-resolution 8MP camera on the back. Despite talking to Samsung they haven't as yet, given us a reason for the downgrade it's a fair guess that it was a victim of the frankly incredible size difference between the two.

With a white glossy back and metal surround the Galaxy Tab 10.1 White Edition is just 8.6mm thick but still manages to feature the same hardware as its larger counterpart the original Galaxy Tab 10.1. With a NVIDIA Tegra 2 processor inside and the choice of 16GB, 32GB and 64GB of memory it's certainly a worthy entrant into the tablet elite.

For our exclusive hands-on images and first impressions of the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 White Edition click here.

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