Mystery new Samsung spotted online: the 8.9in Galaxy Tab?

Mystery new Samsung spotted online: the 8.9in Galaxy Tab?References to a mysterious new Samsung mobile product have been spotted on the Samsung Developer Centre online, leading to wild speculation as to what the Koreans are lining up to launch next.

All we're told is that the resolution is 1280 x 768, which strongly suggests another new Galaxy Tab tablet is in the pipelines – possibly the 8.9in model that seems to have disappeared from view recently.

The 8.9in slate was shown off back in March, but we've heard very little about it since. And to be fair, even if the new product listing is for the mid-sized tablet, it doesn't leave us knowing a whole lot more now. Aside from the baseline resolution, we're also told the mystery product boasts a 16-million colour display – standard fare, that – and runs Android 2.3 Gingerbread.

That last point has led to some speculation that the new product isn't a tablet at all but rather a big-screen smartphone with a super-high resolution, the logic being that a new tablet coming out at this point would surely arrive with Android Honeycomb on board.

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We're sure all these questions will be answered in due course, but in the meantime it's at least reassuring to think that Samsung hasn't forgotten about its middle-child tablet completely.

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socialjeebus  Jul. 28, 2011 at 13:09

Seems it's a new Anycall (Samsung's mobile phone brand in Korea) phone not tablet. The link below is to a T-store delevopers page. T-store is the mobile phone content (apps, ringtones, wallpapers, etc) store for SKT (SK Telecom). The SHV part of the model code also indicates it is from the 4G LTE range.

Whilst I don't particularly like the design myself, the image could very well be a placeholder.

There's also a rumoured phone from LG (the P930) with the same-specced screen. There was some discussion as the LG phone specs leaked out via an xml file on the LG website as to whether it was a phone or a tablet, however they pointed out that LG tablets start with V and phone models with a P. Other rumours over here in Korea suggest that the LG P930 may actually be the new Google Nexus 4G phone.


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