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Samsung announces Galaxy Tab 2 series, with last year’s specs


The Mobile World Congress madness is taking off. While it is going to be the year of the quad-core processor, for Barcelona, there is also a plethora of dual-core goodness coming. An example is the Galaxy Tab 2 series, which have just been announced by Samsung.

The only noticeable upgrade from last year’s Galaxy Tab devices seems to be the fact that these come with Android 4.0. Aside from that, you will find pretty much the same deal in a different package. Specs include a 1 GHz dual-core processor, 1 GB of RAM, 16/32 GB of internal storage (also an 8 GB version of the 7-inch tablet) a 3 MP rear-facing camera and a VGA front-facing camera.

The Galaxy Tab 2 tablets will come in WiFi-only and 3G versions, as well as 7-inch and 10.1-inch form-factors. You can pick your own preferences. The main difference between the two is that the battery for the 7-inch version is only a 4,000 mAh one, while the 10.1 device has a whopping 7,000 mAh battery.

We will have time to spend some hands-on time later on, so stay tuned to see how these tablets do. We should also be expecting that 10-inch Galaxy Note we have been seeing around.

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

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 visit www.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(600×1024) 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
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 & Services
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

* Availability and launching time of the services may differ by region.
* All functionality, features, specifications and other product information provided in this document including, but not limited to, the benefits, design, pricing, components, performance, availability, and capabilities of the product are subject to change without notice or obligation.

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
Value-added Features & Services
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
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

* Availability and launching time of the services may differ by region.
* All functionality, features, specifications and other product information provided in this document including, but not limited to, the benefits, design, pricing, components, performance, availability, and capabilities of the product are subject to change without notice or obligation.

Continue reading on the Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 forums, see the specs, or find news and reviews.

Continue reading on the Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 forums, see the specs, or find news and reviews.




  • NIGHTSCOUT

    “with last year’s specs” LOL

    i think 2012 we will see a slowdown of bleeding edge tech….
    it’s about time, cause all OEM’s were releasing stuff WAY too fast. 
    Especially Motorola with phones. a droid 3 and 4 months apart, 
    a droid X2, Bionic, Razr and Razr Maxx all within 12 months

    • http://www.facebook.com/aarontrevor Aaron Sentell

      You haven’t seen the Galaxy Note 10.1 yet..

      • NIGHTSCOUT

        Its a galaxy tab 10.1 with a S-pen.

  • Aaron soles

    I’m fine with my galaxy tab 10.1

  • Cipher Zero

    Samsung has also announced that they are cancelling the 32GB GSM Galaxy Nexus. For those to whom it may concern…
    I’d put up a link, but just copy-paste 32GB Samsung Galaxy Nexus Cancelled into Google, there are tons of them.

  • TechGuy22

    this is the 10.1 version of the galaxy tab 2 7inch  that was announced. 

  • wtpanos

    Maybe they have a surplus of last years materials and are trying to milk them out. Otherwise I don’t get why a company would release the same product but slap a 2 on it

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Keith-Linton/1664092986 Keith Linton

    maybe because of apple’s lawsuit. don’t be surprise if the appearance is the same as  the eur version tab n

    • https://openid.aol.com/opaque/fd6cdeba-3264-11e1-bc45-000bcdca4d7a ingua2

      what because of Apple’s lawsuit?  Apple sued Sammy so they can never update the internals in their devices.  That’s a moronic assumption.   If you’re referring to the outside, they did have to change it, so I don’t see where your post is valid at all.  Sorry.

  • Aeires

    Asus quad core 7″ Memo tablet will be the new standard when they get it released.  Even the Kindle Fire will have to step it up.

    • godrilla

      i cant wait for that $250 tab will give all vendors a wake up call!

  • Reap gamer

    And now they’ll stop updating the Galaxy tab 10.1?

  • odinswrath

    Maybe they’ve put shitty internals in a new package to see if apple sues? Because it’d be a waste to use top tier only to be ripped from the shelves. If all goes well, maybe they’ll update.

  • godrilla

    Samsung wants to loose its # 3 spot in tablet sales! to asus. lol.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=639737455 Chris Wright

    I’m kind of disappointed with MWC this year