The Mobile World Congress 2012 has officially kicked off and Samsung has already announced two new products. The Samsung Galaxy Beam and the the Galaxy Tab 2 10.1. We’ve already talked about the Galaxy Beam, so here’s a little on the tablet. Remember the original Galaxy Tab 10.1 that was announced last year? This is it’s successor, but comes with Android 4.0 Ice Cream sandwich. Samsung has named the tablet as Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 and is the first new tablet to be announced in 2012.
Samsung states that the Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 will be suitable for home and office use as it sports a large 10.1 inch display. Below are the complete specifications of this tablet.
Specifications of Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 10.1
- A 1 GHz Dual-Core Processor
- 10.1″ WXGA PLS TFT display with 1280×800 resolution
- 1 GB of RAM
- Android 4.0(Ice Cream Sandwich)
- A rear 3 Megapixel Camera and a front VGA camera for video calls
- The rear camera can record at full HD.
- 3.5mm Ear Jack
- Samsung’s TouchWiz and Live Panel user interface
- A-GPS and Glonass
- Bluetooth v 3.0, USB 2.0, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n and Wi-Fi Direct
- 16/32GB of internal memory expandable via microSD (up to 32GB)
- Standard Li-ion 7,000 mAh battery
The tablet will be available in both Wi-Fi + 3G and only Wi-Fi models, however, the shipping dates haven’t been confirmed yet. But, the United Kingdom will be the first to get the tablet, followed by a worldwide launch. Samsung, now has a hoard of tablets that users can choose from. A 7 inch tablet, the older 9 inch, the new 10.1 inch and perhaps new ones will be added to the list.
The new tablet has been basically launched, in my opinion, to take on the upcoming Apple iPad 3, which is rumored to have a Retina display and some other amazing features. So far, the Galaxy tablets from Samsung haven’t been able to dethrone the iPad’s reign and I don’t think they ever can!
There’s no word on pricing too, but we’ll update you with more details on the Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 as soon as we know. There isn’t a lot new with this tablet, except for 3 inches of more display and Android 4.0 ice cream sandwich. Also, this tablet will replace the old Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1. What are your thoughts on this new tablet? Do you think Samsung is just trying to get back at Apple and introducing tablets with similar specifications.