SMT-i9100: Japan Gets Galaxy Tab-Like Samsung Tablet

Last week at CEATEC 2010 in Japan, I saw attendees going nuts over the Galaxy Tab, which Japan’s biggest mobile carrier, NTT Docomo, won the local marketing rights for. And today, the No. 2 company in that space in Japan, KDDI, announced the so-called SMT-i900 [JP], which looks like a rebranded version of said tablet but is actually a different device.

Like the Galaxy Tab, the SMT-i9100 has a 7-inch LCD touchscreen with 1,024×600 resolution, Wi-Fi 802.11b/g/n, Bluetooth, 512MB RAM, and runs on Android 2.2 Froyo.

But spec-wise, the KDDI device is weaker, featuring no front camera, a 2MP CMOS camera (instead of the 3MP rear camera the Galaxy has), and just 4GB of internal memory (Galaxy: 16 or 32GB). In addition, KDDI decided to swap the TouchWiz UI with the Ocean Observation UI.

KDDI plans to start selling the SMT-i9100 in Japan in February 2011 with an open price model.

Via Keitai Watch [JP]