Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 Gets Overclocked to 1.4GHz, Will Launch in UK August 4th


With kernel source code for the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 being leaked recently, you had to imagine it wouldn’t be long before developers got their hands on it and tweaked it the hell out. We’ve finally gotten our first custom kernel as a result of its release. It’s a stable 1.4GHz overclock that I’m sure many of you have already downloaded before even finishing this post. It’s an easy flash in recovery if you’re rooted and you’re good to go after you download SetCPU. [DB via XDA]

Our friends across the pond might not be able to take advantage yet, though, as it has yet to be released in the UK. We hear all of that is set to change August 4th, thankfully, so it won’t be long before you folks get to snap one up of your own. This one’s official too, folks, so you may want to circle that date on your calendar and start counting your pennies. Full press release is full sail ahead.


Samsung announces its slimmest, lightest and smartest tablet will hit UK shops in August

24th June 2011, London, UK – Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd today announced the latest in its Galaxy Tab range, the Galaxy Tab 10.1, will be available in the UK on 4th August 2011.

The Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 comes in both 3G and WiFi only versions and launches with latest version of Android, Honeycomb 3.1, which is designed specifically for tablet devices.

The latest addition to Samsung’s Galaxy Tab range features a 10.1 inch crystal clear WXGA TFT LCD screen, weighs only 565 grams and is the world’s thinnest mobile tablet of its screen size measuring just 8.6 millimetres.

Supporting network speeds of up to 21Mbps and Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n connectivity, the new Galaxy Tab 10.1 is equipped to deliver fast mobile download speeds and reduce data transfer time. The Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 includes a 1GHz dual core application processor, with the latest NVIDIA® Tegra 2™ chip, ideal for entertainment such as movies, games and e-books, browsing the web or staying connected with email or messaging services. The Galaxy Tab 10.1 also has a 3 megapixel rear and 2 megapixel front camera with 1080p HD video and Flash playback and is available in both black and white.

The Galaxy Tab 10.1 comes packed with content and services, pre-loaded with Samsung’s Readers Hub and Music Hub, providing instant access to more than 2.2 million books, 2,000 newspapers, 2,300 magazines and 13 million songs. Also built in is a specialised tablet version of Samsung’s Social Hub, which integrates email, instant messaging, mobile contacts, calendar and social network connections into a single interface. The Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 also delivers console quality gaming, with Gyroscope and Accelerometer for interaction and motion control, powered by ‘mobile super chip’ NVIDIA® Tegra 2™ for mind-blowing graphics.

Simon Stanford, Managing Director, Mobile, Samsung UK and Ireland said: “The Galaxy Tab 10.1 is the latest example of Samsung’s ongoing innovation in this market and commitment to the Android platform. Our Galaxy family all feature a premium design, excellent screens and are packed with compelling entertainment features. We plan to deliver exciting new user experiences and lead the tablet market in the months and years to come.”

In addition to the Galaxy Tab 10.1 announcement, Samsung has also confirmed that the next in the Galaxy Tab range, the Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.9, will also be available later this year in the UK. Like the 10.1, the Galaxy Tab 8.9 is incredibly slim and light at just 8.6 mm and 470 grams.

The Galaxy Tab 10.1 and Galaxy Tab 8.9 join the original 7inch device to provide a range of Samsung tablets for consumers to choose from. The Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 will be available in a range of UK retailers alongside a portfolio of accessories on 4th August 2011.

Quentyn Kennemer
The "Google Phone" sounded too awesome to pass up, so I bought a G1. The rest is history. And yes, I know my name isn't Wilson.

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  1. Why doesn’t Samsung, or any other Tegra 2 using tablet just bring out a version that has a faster GHZ?  Wouldn’t that make them stand out from all of the other tegra clone tablets – why do they have to be the same? Is there an agreement somewhere? 

    1. You need to start the market first.  The android tablet market is still extremely young, it’s important to lay solid foundations and rounded out features & tech before tweaking specs for market appeal.

    2. A faster GHz?
      Sorry, but do you even know what you are talking about? :P

    3. Because they Tegra 2 is rated for 1GHZ. Samsung doesn’t want to run it faster than it’s designed for and deal with potentially un-stable speeds.

    4. Quite true, if they had an Exynos chip like the Galaxy S II this would definitely stand out from all the other tablets. 1 Exynos is better than all those chips combined!

      1.2Ghz Exynos != 1.2Ghz Tegra 2

  2. If this had the Exynos I would be all over it, until then I will just stick with my iPad.

    1. Yeah, I would have loved to have the Exynos, but I got this tablet anyway.  It is beautiful and awesome and snappy and everything else you could think of.  I love Honeycomb, and every app I’ve loaded works great so far.  It’s a joy to use, and will only get better with more apps and os updates.

  3. It’s still pretty unstable right now, guys. I would advise waiting for an actual release, not preview. This one will cause soft-brick and boot loop if it crashes.

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