Samsung will soon sell an inbetweener tablet, one which will be slotted between the Galaxy Tab 7-inch and the bigger 10-inch Samsung Galaxy Tab S II, which carries the name of Galaxy Tab 8.9.
Pocketnow published two photos of the presentation sheet of the device, which will probably be launched at the CTIA in Orlando, Florida over the next few days. The tablet carries a very cryptic tag line "More Possibilities to be Professional 8.9".
Samsung has added a comprehensive user interface atop of the new device, one which Pocketnow says, comprises of a Live Panel homescreen, custom widgets as well as an app switcher not unlike Blackberry's own Playbook solution; ironically, the Galaxy Tab 8.9 may be launched before the Playbook.
As for hardware features, the tablet will come with a 8.9-inch display with a resolution of 1280x800 pixels, which yields a pixel density of 170dpi, higher than that of the iPad 2 and equivalent to that of a 7-inch WSVGA model.
It is not only very slim at 8.6mm but also very light at 470g; in comparison, the Galaxy Tab is 12mm thick and weighs 380g. It looks as well that Samsung will keep the same form factor as the original Galaxy tab but reduce the thickness of the bezel.
The Galaxy Tab 8.9 may replace the Galaxy Tab in the long run and were are not sure whether Samsung will still include phone calls and texting. The only other details that can be inferred from the spec sheet are the SoC used, a 1GHz dual core model, probably the Exynos 4210 and 802.11n Wi-Fi.