Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 which is set to hit US retailers tomorrow is expected to be the next big thing in the tablet PC world. The tablet is priced at $499 for the 16 GB model and $599 for 32 GB model. Sprint will receive its version in mid-summer.

The Samsung’s tablet is the only tablet which holds the second spot in terms of sales after Apple’s iPad tablet. The first version of Samsung Galaxy Tab is a 7-inch model has so far sold close to 6 million units. Samsung couldn’t make it to the top as the ever towering Apple iPad and its different versions shipped close to 25 million or more units. The other tablet launched by Motorola known as Xoom also showed promise but in April, Motorola, while announcing sales figures, showed that only 250,000 units of Xoom were shipped to retail channel during Q1.

Apple surely seems to be on the edge after suing Samsung for patent and trade dress infringement over the design and packaging of the Samsung Galaxy phones and tablets. Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 which came to the grasp of those who attended NYC has had positive impact. And few of them are claiming that the tablet can compete with Apple iPad 2 in terms of features and may be market share in future.

Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 has all the features that can make it better than any Android tablet that was used to compare with the latest version iPad 2. The new Galaxy Tab 10.1 will also receive future software upgrade and the TouchWiz UX that was originally intended to be included in the tablet, Samsung's Media Hub and additional capabilities when the tablet is connected to a TV via a dock or adapter.

Also the CNET review of speed performance comparing Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 with iPad 2 and HTC Flyer did not show much difference. “The biggest takeaway from these test results is that the relative speed and performance of the Galaxy Tab 10.1, the HTC Flyer, and the iPad 2 are quite comparable on at least a couple of fronts. All three are zippy tablets with fast Wi-Fi components,” says the review.

Here is an Official Info Clip of Samsung's new Tablet:

Here is a comparison chart of Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 and other major tablets in the market.

 

Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1

Apple iPad 2

Acer Iconia Tab

Motorola Xoom

T-Mobile G-Slate

Dimensions

256.7 x 175.3 x 8.6 mm

241.2 x 185.7 x 8.8 mm

260 x 177 x 13.3 mm

249.1 x 167.8 x 12.9 mm

243.8 x 150 x 12.7 mm

Weight

565 g

607 g

730 g

730 g

621 g

Display

10.1-inch, 800x1280 pixels PLS TFT capacitive touchscreen

9.7-inch 768x1024 pixels LED-backlit IPS TFT capacitive touchscreen

10.1-inch 800x1280 pixels LCD capacitive touchscreen

10.1-inch 800x1280 pixels TFT capacitive touchscreen

8.9-inch 768x1280 pixels 3D LCD capacitive touchscreen

Input features

TouchWiz UX UI, multi-touch input method, accelerometer sensor for UI auto-rotate, three-axis gyro sensor, touch-sensitive controls

Fingerprint/scratch resistant oleophobic surface, multi-touch input method, accelerometer sensor for auto-rotate, three-axis gyro sensor

Acer UI, accelerometer sensor for auto-rotate, Gyro sensor, multi-touch input method, proximity sensor for auto turn-off

Multi-touch input method, accelerometer sensor for UI auto-rotate, Gyroscope and barometer sensors

Multi-touch input method, accelerometer sensor for UI auto-rotate, proximity sensor for auto turn-off

Memory

16/32/64 GB storage, 1GB RAM

16/32/64 GB storage, 512 MB RAM

16/32 GB storage, 1 GB DDR2 RAM

16/32/64 GB storage, 1 GB RAM

1GB of DDR2 RAM, 32 GB storage

3G

HSDPA, 21 Mbps

Not sure

HSDPA, 7.2 Mbps

N/A

HSDPA, 10.2 Mbps

WLAN

Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, Wi-Fi Direct, dual-band, Wi-Fi hotspot

Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n

Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Wi-Fi hotspot

Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, dual-band, Wi-Fi hotspot

Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, DLNA, Wi-Fi hotspot

Bluetooth

v3.0 with A2DP

v2.1 with A2DP, EDR

v2.1 with A2DP, EDR

v2.1 with A2DP, EDR

v2.1 with A2DP, EDR

USB

v2.0

v2.0

v2.0

v2.0

 

Camera

3.15 MP, 2048x1536 pixels, autofocus, LED flash, geo-tagging, 2 MP secondary camera

0.7 MP, 960 x 720 pixels, secondary VGA camera

5 MP, 2592 x 1944 pixels, autofocus, LED flash, 2-megapixel camera

5 MP, 2592?1944 pixels, autofocus, dual-LED flash, geo-tagging, 2 MP secondary camera

Dual 5 MP, 2560?1920 pixels, autofocus, LED flash, Stereoscopic photos & videos, geo-tagging

Video capture

720p

720p

720p

720p

1080p@24fps (2D), 720@30fps (3D)

OS

Android OS, v3.0 (Honeycomb)

iOS 4

Android OS, v3.0 (Honeycomb)

Android OS, v3.0 (Honeycomb)

Android OS, v3.0 (Honeycomb)

Processor

Dual-core 1GHz ARM Cortex-A9 ULP GeForce GPU, Tegra 2 chipset

900 MHz dual-core ARM Cortex-A9  PowerVR SGX543MP2 GPU, Apple A5 chipset

1GHz NVIDIA Tegra 2 Dual Core Tegra 2 chipset

1GHz NVIDIA Tegra 2 AP20H Dual Core

1GHz NVIDIA Tegra 2 AP20H Dual Core

Battery

Li-Po 7000 mAh, Up to 9 h

Li-Po 6930 mAh (25 Wh), Up to 10 h

Li-Po 3260 mAh

Li-Ion (25 Wh), 9 h 20 min

6400 mAh, 9 h 20 min