Only a week after unveiling the Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 (7), Samsung has now announced the Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 (10.1). The new Android 4.0 tablet features a 10.1-inch 1280 x 800 LCD display, 1GHz dual-core processor, 1GB of RAM, 16/32 GB of internal storage, 3 megapixel rear-facing camera, 1.3 megapixel front camera, Bluetooth 3.0, GPS, microSD card slot, and WiFi connectivity. Samsung will also be offering a 3G variant of the Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 (10.1) with quad-band HSPA+ support.
Based on these specs, the Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 (10.1) will not feature the more advanced specifications which Taylor detailed late last month. Fortunately, we’re still expecting Samsung to release another Android powered tablet which should join the Samsung Galaxy Note family.
Pricing and launch details for the Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 (10.1) have not been made available by Samsung. Since this new tablet will be a direct replacement for last year’s Galaxy Tab 10.1, we suspect it will be arriving in stores in late Q2 with prices starting around $450 for a base 16GB Wifi model.
What do you think of the new Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 (10.1)? Do the tech improvements warrant an upgrade from the original or are you still holding out to see if the Galaxy Note tablet ever materializes?Show Press Release
February 26, 2012
Samsung introduces its first line-up of tablets for 2012 with the launch of the GALAXY Tab 2 series, expanding the choice of tablets to customers. The GALAXY Tab 2 series includes a 7″ version and a 10.1″ version. Starting from UK, the GALAXY Tab 2 series will be launched in global market from March.
The GALAXY Tab 2 series is available in 3G and WiFi versions, as well as in 7″ and 10.1″ variants. Light and portable, the GALAXY Tab 2 (7.0) is the ideal personal on-the-go device; while the larger GALAXY Tab 2 (10.1) is well-suited for home and family use.
The GALAXY Tab 2 series is exhibited at Samsung stand (Hall 8), Mobile World Congress 2012. For multimedia content and more detailed information, please visitwww.samsungmobilepress.com.
Samsung GALAXY Tab 2 (10.1) Product Specifications
Network: HSPA＋ 21Mbps 850/900/1900/2100
Processor: 1 GHz Dual-Core Processor
Display: 10.1″ WXGA(1280×800) PLS TFT
OS: Android 4.0(Ice Cream Sandwich)
Camera: Main(Rear): 3 Megapixel Camera, Sub(Front): VGA for Video Call
Video: Codec: MPEG4, H.264. H.263, VC-1, DivX, WMV7, WMV8, WMV9, VP8
Format: 3GP, ASF, AVI, MP4, WMV, FLV, MKV, WebM
Playback/ Recording: Full HD@30fps, HD@30fps
Audio: Codec: MP3, AAC, AC-3, AMR, FLAC, MID, WMA, WAV, OGG
Music Player with SoundAlive
3.5mm Ear Jack
Samsung TouchWiz / Samsung L!ve Panel
- Readers Hub/ Music Hub/ Game Hub/ Video Hub
Samsung Hub Widget＊
- Music Hub/ Game Hub/ Video Hub
Samsung S Suggest＊ (App recommendation service)
Samsung ChatON mobile communication servicea
Samsung AllShare Play
Samsung Kies / Samsung Kies air
GoogleTM Mobile Services
- Android Market™, Gmail™, YouTube™, Google Maps™,
Syncing with Google Calendar™, Google Search, Google ＋
Polaris document editor
Bluetooth technology v 3.0
USB 2.0 Host
Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Wi-Fi Direct
Accelerometer, Digital compass, Light
16/32GB User memory ＋ 1GB (RAM)
microSD (up to 32GB)
256.6 x 175.3 x 9.7 mm , 588g
Standard battery, Li-ion 7,000 mAh