It seems that T-Mobile isn't the only one with a handful of big announcements today.  Samsung has just unveiled a selection of brand new devices to give us even more to look forward to in the coming months.

Samsung has finally announced the Galaxy Tab 8.9, the slightly smaller counterpart to the 10.1. It's packing a 1GHz Tegra 2 dual-core processor, 1280x800 TFT display, a 6100mAh battery, and other specs made familiar to us by the Tab 10.1 (including Samsung's Touchwiz UX overlay).

The Tab 8.9 is available for pre-order right now, and is slated for nationwide release October 2nd, with a price tag of $569 for the 32GB model and $469 for the 16GB variety.


The Galaxy Player 5.0 features - you guessed it - a 5" WVGA TFT display, while the 4.0 has a 4" WVGA Super Clear LCD display. Both come with Android 2.3.5 baked in, 3.2MP rear cameras and VGA front shooters. Both also include microSD slots, giving you the option of upgrading the device's 8GB of memory all the way up to 32GB.

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Both Galaxy Players will be available nationwide starting October 16th. The 5.0 will run you $269 while the 4.0 will cost $229.

These three new additions to Samsung's already stellar Galaxy family of devices have certainly made for an exciting announcement, and should provide more options to consumers looking for portable Android-powered entertainment and connectivity.

Liam Spradlin
Liam loves Android, design, user experience, and travel. He doesn't love ill-proportioned letter forms, advertisements made entirely of stock photography, and writing biographical snippets.

  • LtDan

    The pricing is all wrong here. The 10.1 was $30 more at release - why would anyone pay almost the same price for a smaller device? This is why the Android tablets are struggling against the iPad - it is not because of the tech.

    • http://lettersfromdave.wordpress.com daveloft

      I would, I want something a bit smaller and lighter. It has all the same specs and screen resolution, so your not loosing anything but extra weight.

      This is a higher end Android tablet, there are plenty of cheaper offerings from ASUS, Acer, Toshiba and Archos if price is an issue.

  • Eludium-Q36

    They're Samsung, I expect Super AMOLED+ displays from here on out, not TFT, not Super LCD, etc.

  • sleepin

    Serious rip off. Samsung fails again.

  • SlimDan22

    Probably get the Galaxy Player 4 to replace my 1st gen ipod touch

    I like having a separate player for my music and media, i tinkered with playing music on my android phone for a while, eats up the battery (Specially if you change songs alot, Mostly from the screen being on)

  • Pegger

    The Galaxy Player 5 and 4 looks like one to get for me :), i have a HTC Wildfire and that does what it needs to do, calling and checking my mails, for music and other stuff the Galaxy Player 5 or 4 looks like a nice replacement for my iPod Touch 4G that fails to me more then good (and god, do i hate iTunes)

  • David Ruddock

    This is pretty bogus pricing. That T250S is a huge "fail" in my book, I don't want a Tegra 2 processor with Kal-El coming. Samsung must be running low on Exynos SOCs, because that's a far better chip.

  • Drewskeetz

    Epic Fail. "WAS" looking forward to a 8.9 but the price is just about equally compared to a 10inch! I dont understand...do they not want to sell these products and just want them to look nice and feel expensive??

  • sue

    갤플 신제품 나오는건가요?
    갤플 신제품 살려고요
    모양이 훨씬 이뻐졌네요
    한국은 언제 나오나요?

  • Lavi

    The price is that high because Samsung will
    pay royalties to Microsoft for every Android smartphone or tablet it sells.
    I will not pay Microsoft a dime => no Samsung for me.
    I wanted to purchase the 8.9 tab... but not anymore.

  • http://vouchersmate.com Gifts to India

    Samsung Galaxy 2, it's a fabulous featured, ruf n tuf Android gadget by Samsung. The cost is reasonable according to it's features.