Here comes a surprise from Samsung Electronics, as they have announced Galaxy Tab 2. This announcement comes when the talks of Galaxy S II successor was on high and now one really talked about the Samsung Galaxy Tab successor. This is the first Android Ice Cream Sandwich tablet from Samsung along with the Samsung’s TouchWiz user interface.
Galaxy Tab 2 is the successor of Galaxy Tab 7.0 model and this tablet was announced today by Samsung. Just like Galaxy Tab 7.0 this Galaxy Tab 2 is also a 7 inches Android tablet. To surprise you all, this tablet comes with Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich operating system which brings the complete makeover from the Honeycomb operating system. Its powered with 1 Ghz dual core processor with 1 GB of RAM and it comes in various storage options of 8 GB, 16 GB and 32 GB internal USB storage capacities. The storage capacities can be increased using micro SD card slot.
The tablet adds a 3 mega pixel camera and a VGA front facing camera which can be used as webcam and for video calls. The screen is made of PLS LCD display and provides a maximum resolution of 1024 x 600 pixel resolution. With Android 4.0, the tablet is enriched with a variety of new and improved features. Android Market is upgraded to enable access to more than 1 million Android applications.
In terms of internet access on this mobile phone, the Tab 2 is with optional quad band HSPA+ for data on the go and Wi-Fi is also there. Additional functions like Bluetooth 3.0, A GPS, Wi-Fi Direct, Android Beam are also added. The tablet is powered with 4000 mAh battery and its slated to be launched worldwide with UK launch been slated in March. No details on the pricing information is available yet and exact details of pricing will be revealed just before the launch.
Looks like this quick announcement from Samsung is to doesn’t provide advantage to Asus EEE Pad Memo tablet but given that price of Memo tablet is $ 249, Samsung has to price it accordingly or else Asus will run away with its flagship tablet. We have compared EEE Pad Memo 370T with Galaxy Tab 7 where EEE Pad easily is the best tablet.
Would you be going for Asus EEE Pad Memo or with the Galaxy Tab 2 ?
Updates : Samsung has recently confirmed the price of this tablet in various countries of Europe accordingly as -
Wi-Fi tablet at 2995 SEK
3G tablet at 3695 SEK
Wi Fi tablet at 349 EUR
3G tablet at 429 EUR
Wi Fi tablet at 2400 NOK
3G Version at 2990 NOK
Wi Fi tablet at 2360 DKK
3G version at 2995 DKK
Its clear that its costing around $ 450 for the Wi-Fi version and $ 550 approximately for the 3G version of Galaxy Tab 2. Internationally it will be priced in the same range or it may be reduced if the launch get delayed.