Galaxy Tab 10.1 with 4G could come to Verizon

Verizon online inventory reportedly hinting at an upcoming Samsung 4G tablet

While the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 will release in the U.S. first as a WiFi-only model, rumors of a 4G variant were bound to happen regardless.

According to Droid-Life, the website claims to have seen the 10.1-inch Galaxy Tab in Verizon’s inventory system, listed as model SCH-I905. Since many Samsung devices begin with “SCH” model numbers, it is definitely safe to assume that the listed model is of Samsung origin. Additionally, the Verizon system appears to detail the device as a “4GTablet” with Android 3.0 support, further confirming a new Honeycomb tablet for the U.S. cellular network.

Furthermore, the model is listed as both a 16GB and 32GB version, each available in black or white, for a total of 4 versions. The white version may be identical to the white Galaxy Tabs that Google handed out during the Google I/O conference.

It should be noted that the Motorola Xoom for Verizon was also first discovered in much the same manner as this supposed Samsung tablet, which should make the rumor source much more credible this time around.

A rough release date for the possible Verizon Galaxy Tab is unknown, but Droid-Life is expecting some official news regarding the matter during Samsung’s press event this May 26th. The WiFi-only model is still scheduled for a June 8th launch in the U.S., possibly for $399.


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Allen Ngo, 2011-05-13 (Update: 2012-05-26)
Allen Ngo
Allen Ngo - US Editor in Chief
After graduating with a B.S. in environmental hydrodynamics from the University of California, I studied reactor physics to become licensed by the U.S. NRC to operate nuclear reactors. There's a striking level of appreciation you gain for everyday consumer electronics after working with modern nuclear reactivity systems astonishingly powered by computers from the 80s. When I'm not managing day-to-day activities and US review articles on Notebookcheck, you can catch me following the eSports scene and the latest gaming news.