In August this year Samsung had announced Galaxy Tab 730 running Android 3.1 Honeycomb, along with Galaxy Tab 750 in India. Though Tab 750 is already available, Samsung is yet to officially release Tab 730 here.
Samsung has branded its Galaxy tab 8.9 for India as Galaxy Tab 730. This tablet comes with an 8.9 inch TFT display that supports 1280 x 800 pixel resolution. Under the slim 8.6 mm chassis rests a dual-core Nvidia Tegra 2 mobile processor. It features 1 GB of memory to power Android 3.1 Honeycomb OS and also 16 GB of onboard storage.
At the rear of the tablet rests a 3 megapixel camera, with auto-focus, that may appear mediocre but is capable of recording 720p HD video. The secondary 2 megapixel camera in the front supports video chats.
Samsung has used its proprietary TouchWiz 4.0 user interface on Android Honeycomb. The tablet comes with a Samsung proprietary 30 pin port to hook up the power adapter or transfer cable. Fortunately, the company does offer the USB accessory as part of the USB connection kit.
Samsung Galaxy Tab 730 features a 6100 mAh battery that easily lasts for 10 hours of moderate usage.
The relatively small Rs 3,000 price difference between Tab 730 and Tab 750 will likely drive consumers to choose the one with a bigger touchscreen. However, it is too early to predict anything yet.
As of now Google hasn’t released the Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich source code meant for tablets. That’s the reason Samsung hasn’t hinted at any timeline of Android 4.0 updates for its Galaxy Tab 730 and Galaxy Tab 750 tablets. However, both will be getting the update in due course of time.