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Samsung announces Galaxy Tab 2 series 10.1″ version
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Samsung announces Galaxy Tab 2 series 10.1″ version

So what World Mobile Congress is starting tomorrow? The party has already began in Samsung and it has unleashed some big ticket gadget announcements. Welcome 2012 and it’s time to tab 2 series which would be available in both 7 inch version and 10.1 version. Few days back the word on the 7″ was out and now comes the 10.1″ spec sheet.

Both the variants will be available in 3G and Wi-Fi versions.

While the 10.1 tab 2 will sport a  1280×800 resolution screen, the sibling 7-inch variant  has a 1024×600 pixel screen.

Tech specification for Galaxy tab 2 series for both 7″ and 10.1″ variants:

The Tab 2 series both the 7″ and 10.1″ will be propelled by 1 GHz Dual-Core Processor and 1 GB Ram

Decorated and whipped by Samsung’s Touchwiz  and powered by Android 4.0  Ice Cream Sandwich

The tabs will have a 3 megapixel rear camera and a VGA in the front for video calls.

The 7-inch will be 10.5mm thick and weigh 345 g while the 10.1-inch will come in at 9.7mm thichness and weighs 588 g .

Would be available in choice of 16GB or 32GB of internal memory.

Support microSD expandable memory upto 32 GB.

HSPA+ 21Mbps 850/900/1900/2100

While the 7″ sports a 4000 mAh battery, the 10.1″ snugs into it a much needed 7,000 mAh battery.

Samsung Galaxy tab 2 10.1 inch

Difference between the current Galaxy tab and Galaxy Tab 2 series (10.1 and 7)

So what is new? Good question! While the hardware might not be a sizzler there are very few noticeable additions.

Enter the microSD slot: One of the big grouse that people had earlier was lack of microSD support, with the galaxy tab 2 series, Samsung ports in an expandable upto 32 GB microSD slot.

And yes, it would come pre-installed with the latest flavor of the Android, the Ice Cream Sandwich.

Along with GPS, now the galaxy Tab 2 also supports Russia’s Glonass. So don’t like Uncle Sam’s GPS? You got an alternate now on your tab.

And yes, the front camera has dwindled to a VGA from the earlier 2MB.

Though it now enables you to shoot a  full HD video recording now from the previous 720 p.

Expected Time of Arrival of the Galaxy Tab 2 Series 10.1 tab

The Tab 2 series is expected to roll out this march begining with the UK shelves and then a phased global release.

0 27 February, 2012 News February 27, 2012

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