When Samsung announced the forthcoming Galaxy Tab 8.9 back in March, all the Korean company had to show of its potential iPad killer was a dead dummy.
Now video has emerged of a working model of the 8.9-inch slate device, running what appears to be a full version of Android's tablet-centric operating system.
Samsung has been working hard slimming down the Apple-aping gadget which at 8.6mm fat is a hair skinnier than the 8.8mm iPad 2 and substantially lighter at 470 grammes compared to the iPad's 601.
Samsung has also managed to cram more pixels into its 8.9-inch screen (1280x800) than Apple's 9.7-incher (1024x768).
It's all powered by a 1GHz dual-core processor, has the now-required dual cameras for video chattery and trumps the iPad's limited connectivity with USB and a MicroSD card slot.
Both the 8.9-inch and a 10.1-inch variant are expected to hit the shelves in June although prices are as yet unknown.