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SingTel launches Singapore’s first 4G service for tablets

Tuesday, August 21st, 2012

SingTel today announced that it will launch Singapore’s first 4G service for tablets on 28 August. Two models will be offered: Asus Transformer Pad TF300TL and Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.9 (LTE). Details of price plans within.

The Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.9 (LTE) and Asus Transformer Pad TF300TL will be available at launch from 28 August.

The Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.9 (LTE) and Asus Transformer Pad TF300TL will be available at launch from 28 August.

The service will offer tablet users theoretical download speeds of up to 75Mbps and typical download speeds between 3.4Mbps and 12Mbps.

It will provide mobile Internet access that is more than three times faster than existing 21Mbps 3G tablet services, with one-fifth of the network latency.

Tablet model

ASUS Tranformer Pad TF300TL

Samsung GALAXY Tab 8.9 (LTE)

4G tablet price plan

Prestige 75

Monthly subscription

$64.90

$49.90

$64.90

$49.90

Tablet price

$429

$549

$329

$449

Data bundle

10GB

Excess usage and data cap

$5.35 per GB (w GST) 1 July to 31 Dec 2012
$10.70/GB (w GST) from 1 Jan 2013
$94(w GST) cap applies

Contractual period

24 months

Two Android tablets will be available at launch from SingTel with the new Prestige 75 plans. Existing 4G smartphone customers can also purchase the tablets with a multi-SIM plan.

SingTel will launch the mio TV Play app for Android tablets on 28 August.

Model

Asus Transformer Pad TF300TL (LTE)

Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.9 (LTE)

Operating system

Android 4 (Ice Cream Sandwich)

Android 3.2 (Honeycomb)

Screen size

10.1″ WXGA(1280 X 800) LED Backlight screen with IPS

8.9″ WXGA TFT technology

Internal memory

32GB, 1GB RAM

16GB, 1GB RAM

Expandable memory

Up to 64GB

Up to 32GB

Camera specs

8MP, Front 1.2MP

3MP

Other features

Nvidia Tegra 3 Quad-Core 1.2Ghz

Qualcomm Snapdragon APQ8060, 1200 MHz

This app will offer an extensive library of on-demand movies, including new release Hollywood blockbusters and the latest titles from around the world.

Movies will be offered from $2.99, and users can charge purchases to their SingTel bill or credit card.

mio TV Play will be available for free download at the Google Play app store, and also pre-loaded into the Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.9 (LTE).