The upcoming Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.9 has appeared in a number of spy shots caught at CTIA just hours ahead of its official unveiling.
Having been teased by Samsung themselves in a tantalising preview video last week, gadget blog PocketLint has caught the imminent 8.9-inch device out in the wild with a series of snaps revealing the form factor and design of the latest edition to the Samsung Galaxy Tab family.
Looking very much like its 10.1-inch sibling that was officially unveiled at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona last month, the new 8.9-inch tablet has been spotted in Orlando, Florida ahead of today’s expected official confirmation and reveal.
Earlier today a snap of the device’s spec sheet revealed the 8.9-inch tablet will come with a 1200 x 800p resolution display, 1GHz processor and Google’s tablet-centric Android OS, Honeycomb. Lining up at a mere 8.6mm thick and 470g in weight, the Samsung Galaxy Tab is to measure up slimmer and considerably lighter than the Apple iPad 2 that is to launch in the UK this Friday.
Saving seemingly nothing for the official unveiling it has also been reported that the Galaxy Tab 8.9 will feature a new Samsung UX that includes a ‘Live Panels’ UI, app switching using a ‘Mini App Tray’ feature and custom widgets.