Samsung Galaxy tab 10.1 unveiled in South Korea

In order to compete better with Apple’s iPad, South Korea's Samsung Electronics today launched a new version of its Galaxy Tab in its home market.

On the eve of the launch, Samsung, the world's second-largest mobile phone maker, also said that it would launch an updated version of its Galaxy S smartphone in the US market in August this year.

The Korean company has already released its Galaxy Tab 10.1 in five overseas countries including the United States. Samsung’s Galaxy tab is powered by Android's Honeycomb 3.1 operating system, developed for tablet PCs. The tab features a 10.1-inch (25.6 cm) touchscreen. Notabl, its previous model had a seven-inch display.

In addition, the world's thinnest tablet, measuring 8.6 millimetres (and weighs as a cup of takeout coffee) will have a price beginning at 671,000 won ($634) in the home market.

According to the company, while its seven-inch tab was optimized for portability, the Galaxy Tab 10.1 is best suited for multimedia consumption and web browsing.

It’s interesting to see the Korean mobile maker, roll out a 10.1 inches (screen is measured diagonally) Galaxy Tab; as of late, the screen size has become a decisive factor for any tablet to properly compete with Apple’s iPad.

In addition, if one sees the launch from the perspective of the patent dispute between Samsung and US giant Apple (which has seen both sides file infringement claims against the other); the 10.1 inches improved Galaxy Tab launch and the plans to launch an updated version of its Galaxy S smartphone in the US market next month; appears as if Samsung has opened a two way war on Apple: One on Apple’s Tablet and the other on Apple’s iPhone. --------

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