The Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 which was unveiled during the Mobile World Congress late last month. As the naming goes, the Galaxy Tab 2 is the successor or very first Samsung tablet called Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 and there are many changes coming out in this tablet. We expect it to be a better product from the Samsung team since they are now with experience in this field and certainly looking to serve the consumer with a better product overall with performance and design.
Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 Specs
Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 will be made available from the various stores online and we are here particularly concerned about the Tab 2 listing at Office Depot. Remarkably we never thought that Office Depot would be the first online retailer to come out with Galaxy Tab successor and for us it looks like to be a first retailer to have a say on price of the upcoming tablet by Samsung. Office depot has listed this tablet at $ 399 for the 8 GB Wi Fi version.
Going through the specifications of the Galaxy Tab 2, it’s powered with 1 Ghz dual core processor and it maintains the 10.1 inches form factor from that of the predecessor model but it comes out with PLS TFT display providing 1280 x 800 pixel resolution. It will come out with Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich outright from the box and it would be first such Samsung tablet to come out with Android 4.0 pre-installed. Android 4.0 to this tablet will bring out a lot of additions in functions, features, nice user interface and much talked face unlock, data usage. It comes out with 3 mega pixel camera on the rear side for taking photos and video and the front facing VGA camera can be used for video calls and video chat.
Powered with Li ion 7000 mAh battery it can provide a browsing and video play back time of more than 10 hours and it supports various video formats like MPEG4, H.264. H.263, VC-1, DivX, WMV7, WMV8, WMV9, VP8, 3GP, ASF, AVI, MP4, WMV, FLV, MKV, WebM with playback and recording at 30 fps. Audio files supported are MP3, AAC, AC-3, AMR, FLAC, MID, WMA, WAV, OGG and good thing is that the music player come out with Sound Alive along with 3.5 mm headphone jack. The tablet comes out with connectivity options like Bluetooth 3.0, USB 2.0 host and Wi Fi 802.11 b/g/n internet access along with functions like Wi Fi Direct, sensors like accelerometer, digital compass and light sensor. It comes out with various storage options of 16 Gb / 32 Gb with 1 GB of RAM and micro SD card slot supporting 32 GB via micro SD card. It will be available in Wi Fi version and 3G version as well weight just over 580 grams.
Samsung has powered with tablet will Samsung TouchWiz user interface and Live Panel along with Samsung App, Samsung Hubs, Hub widget, S suggest and as this comes out with Android OS its clear that the Google services like GMail, Maps, Google Search, Google Translate, YouTube, Google Talk, Google +1 will come pre installed with the tablet.
This listing of Galaxy Tab 2 by Office Depot has been removed but we see Engadget have scribble around with a screenshot showing the price and the listing, this indeed confirms that Galaxy Tab 2 will be soon be relisted but what’s wrong at present as the listing is removed. Maybe the screenshot shows up 8 GB internal storage but what we learnt from the above specifications that it comes with 16 or 32 GB internal storage, maybe a typo error?
Stay tuned for more updates on Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 coming up in next few weeks.