So what do we have here? It looks like Samsung has a special Android tablet, the Samsung SMT-i9100 which is possibly exclusive for the Japanese market only. Specifically, the said Samsung Android tablet will be released through Japanese operator, KDDI. And while it will also run Android 2.2 OS and sports a 7-inch WSVGA screen and a 512MB RAM like the Samsung Galaxy Tab, the SMT-i900 is different in several aspects.
The Samsung SMT-i9100 doesn’t look anything like the Samsung Galaxy Tab. Also, instead of using the TouchWiz, the Android tablet will be running the Ocean Observation UI. Another difference between the Galaxy Tab and the SMT-i9100 is the absence of the front-facing camera as well as a lower-spec’d 2MP camera.
Other features of the Samsung SMT-i9100 include Bluetooth 2.1, Wi-Fi 802.1 b/g/n, 4GB flash storage and microSD card. Now, here’s something that our Japanese friends won’t probably like about the Samsung SMT-i9100 Android tablet – it’s battery life. It could only last up to 2 hours of continued usage, and 12 hours on standby mode. 2 hours of battery life Samsung? What gives?
In case you didn’t get turned-off by its battery life and you’re still interested with the Samsung SMT-i9100, it will be released early next year. However, you might also want to check out the Samsung Galaxy Tab which NTT DoCoMo is releasing in Japan as well.