Samsung unveils Lighter Galaxy Tab 10.1 at Google’s IO Developers Conference in San Francisco
Samsung unveiled a lighter version of its Galaxy Tab 10.1 tablet PC at Google’s IO Developers Conference in San Francisco on Tuesday. The new Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 tablet PC featuring Android software, weighs a mere 565 g, 30 g lighter than its prototype introduced at the Cellular Telecommunications Industry Association Wireless Show in the U.S. in March. The capacity of its battery has increased from 6800 ㎃h to 7000 ㎃h. The new tablet’s launch has been moved forward from June to this month, an insider at Samsung said.
The upgrade comes amid a fierce battle with the Apple iPad 2. In February, Samsung debuted a 10.9 mm-thick Galaxy Tab 10.1 weighing 599 g. But in March Apple unveiled the iPad 2 weighing 613 g and measuring 8.8 mm thick. This prompted Samsung to improve its device, reducing its thickness to 8.6 mm later in March and weight to 565 g this time.