Tab 2

Gearing up for Mobile World Congress, Samsung has announced the Galaxy Tab 2 (10.1) this evening, to go along with it's 7-inch sibling. The Tab 2 (10.1) has a 1280x800 display, a dual-core 1GHz CPU, 1GB of RAM and runs Ice Cream Sandwich. Unlike it's predecessor, it also comes with a slot for an external SDcard. Coming in both 16GB and 32GB versions, in both a wifi and HSPA+ 21 configuration. TouchWiz is also on board, as is a healthy 7,000mAh battery. No word on pricing, but Samsung says this one will go on sale this March in the UK. We'll find out any further details direct from Samsung when we meet with them this week. The full press release is after the break.

Source: Samsung

Samsung's new GALAXY Tab 2 series offers optimal multimedia experiences in life

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 (7.0) Product Specifications

  • Network: HSPA+ 21Mbps 850/900/1900/2100
  • Processor: 1 GHz Dual-Core Processor
  • Display: 7" WSVGA(1024x600) 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.263, H.264, VC-1, DivX, WMV7, WMV8, WMV9, VP8
  • Video 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
  • Value-added Features
  • Samsung TouchWiz/ Samsung L!ve Panel
  • Samsung Apps
  • Samsung Hub - 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 service
  • 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
  • A-GPS, Glonass
  • Connectivity
  • Bluetooth technology v 3.0
  • USB 2.0 Host
  • Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Wi-Fi Direct
  • Sensor: Accelerometer, Digital compass, Light, Proximity( Available on 3G version only)
  • Memory: 8/16/32GB User memory + 1GB (RAM) microSD (up to 32GB)
  • Dimension: 193.7 x 122.4 x 10.5 mm, 345g
  • Battery: Standard battery, Li-ion 4,000mAh

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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(1280x800) 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
  • Video 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
  • Value-added Features
  • Samsung TouchWiz / Samsung L!ve Panel
  • Samsung Apps
  • Samsung Hub - 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
  • A-GPS, Glonass
  • Connectivity
  • Bluetooth technology v 3.0
  • USB 2.0 Host
  • Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Wi-Fi Direct
  • Sensor: Accelerometer, Digital compass, Light
  • Memory: 16/32GB User memory + 1GB (RAM) microSD (up to 32GB)
  • Dimension: 256.6 x 175.3 x 9.7 mm , 588g
  • Battery: Standard battery, Li-ion 7,000 mAh
 
There are 27 comments

ccm435 says:

Us OG 10.1 owners better get ICS soon! ;) No, but really. We should. It would be very cool of Samsung to hook us up like that.

Ummm what's the difference?

I think this was supposed to be the successor to the Galaxy Tab (the one with a hummingbird processor). There's also the Galaxy Tab 2 which was announced recently and this is just the 10.1 inch version of the Galaxy Tab 2.

MMcCraryNJ says:

I like the slightly refined design over the OG. The speaker grills in the front are a very good idea and ICS is beautiful on a tablet.

But this really isn't much of an upgrade. Not that I'm complaining...I bought the Tab 10.1 in July and I absolutely love it, and for once I feel as though I didn't get shat on with something newer and much better from the same OEM being released soon after my purchase.

But you gotta wonder if Samsung is saving its big guns (quad-core Exynos based on the A15?) for a little later.

themuffinman says:

LOL,I felt the same way when I bought my gtab 10.1 over the summer. I was trying to hold out until this year but I had to bite the bullet and buy one at that time. It really does feel good to not actually get shafted.

sfbates says:

im sorry but duel core 1ghz....
my Glaxy nexus has more power.

why call it a Tab2.

not impressed samsung. poor choice

Pierce09 says:

Yeah I was going to say the same thing. Hardware-wise this is not much of an upgrade, if an upgrade at all. When my OG GTab 10.1 gets ICS it will be almost identical to this.

Timelessblur says:

I find that to be an ok upgrade from the original Galaxy Tab 10.1 but the original GTab 10.1 better get ICS ASAP and before this ones comes out.

It is an only OK upgrade because it looks like all they did was add the SD card slot the first one was missing but they really should of upgraded the CPU power in it.

DrDoppio says:

I wonder if even Samsung can keep track of all of the nearly identical iterations of the Galaxy tab... my guess is 'no'...

SPRTUSR says:

Hmm...this or...dare I say it...iPad 3?

Luger718 says:

then they have the 10.1 coming out

Luger718 says:

10.1" note*

jagox5 says:

Samsung you guys think we are dumb? ITS THE SAME TAB!! why are you calling it Samsung GALAXY Tab 2??? Wtf?!

droidbeat says:

Could have something to do with the new design they had to do anyway in Germany to get around the legal mess they had there regarding how similar the Tab 10.1 looked to the iPad 2. But, yeah, I'm looking forward to the 2.0 Ghz Exynos quad core and 2560x1600 HD SAMOLED Plus display to go heads-up with the iPad 3.

DrDoppio says:

yes to Exynos, no to this crazy high resolution. It serves no purpose, there are no applications that need it and no content to fill it. Leave the spec whoring to companies that have only learned multiplication by 2.

himmatsj says:

Now I really hope the 10.1 gets an ICS update within the next week or two. Both tablets have the same hardware, so Samsung should have no excuses to release it en masse to the public.

However, due to corporate greed, we may see this tablet launching, and a month after that we get our update. If that happens, I'm gonna side with Asus from here on.

JGreenwood says:

Agreed, I've been very tempted to sell my tab 10.1 for a Prime, I'm actually okay with the Tegra 2 chip in my current tab, I just want ICS. If the tab 2 releases before we get ics officially, I hope it's similar enough to do a clean port.

bipoler#AC says:

Corporate greed will never cease to amaze me. WOW what a WASTE I hope no one buys this bullshit.

15israellai says:

Fxxk.
I can't see any obvious difference in the specs.

cammerrill says:

Uh oh they used the number 2 in the title doesn't apple have that number pattented? Lawsuit!

Chase57 says:

What happened to the 1.5 GHz and Retina res.

thinksInCode says:

Ugh. Please stop calling it "Retina".

plunder says:

I think the 10.1 Note is much more interesting. However that 7Ah battery is very welcome and I hope the speaker grills will keep Apple in it's basket.

Rob White says:

Cue Apple lawsuit in 3... 2... 1...

lol, I think that's why Sammy is releasing this tab redesigned right off the bat and with a big SAMSUNG tag right up front so that Apple won't sue them...but they probably will, Apple will find something, they always do.

dkt2k#AC says:

Other than ICS, how is the 7" version better than the Tab 7.0 Plus? If anything, the 7.0 Plus has a faster processor.

dyinman says:

Where's the higher resolution screen? Asus is killing it so far in comparison to the competition.