Today, Samsung introduced its first line-up of tablets for 2012 with the launch of the GALAXY Tab 2 (7.0 inch display). This 7 inch display in the Galaxy Tab 2 is very similar to the Galaxy Tab 7 Plus, and the spec sheet shows similar internals, too.
The Galaxy Tab2 is the first Samsung tablet to run the Latest version of Android 4.0 ICS(Ice Cream Sandwich) which is the main attraction towards this tablet. It is powered by 1GHZ Dual-Core CPU,With 1 GB of RAM, and 1024×600 display with 7 inch. It includes 3MP camera on the back and a VGA front-facer, optional 3G/HSPA connectivity, 8/16/32GB of internal storage and a microSD card slot. It also has the voice calling capability feature.
According To Samsung Blog,
The GALAXY Tab 2 (7.0) offers users easy multimedia access, playback and sharing experiences with Samsung Hub services. Samsung’s Music Hub provides a full music store solution with access to over 17 million tracks. Additionally, the Readers Hub provides the user with access to over 2.3 million e-books, 3,500 magazines and over 2,000 newspapers in 51 languages, while the Game Hub instantly connects users to the latest game titles. Samsung is also introducing the Video Hub, which offers over 1,000 film titles for purchase or rent, and provides reviews, trailers and recommendations for easier content selection using the GALAXY Tab 2 (7.0).
In addition, ChatON, Samsung’s cross-platform communication service, connects all phone users of any platform into a single community. ChatON uses phone numbers instead of ID and passwords, and provides easy instant messaging and group chatting in various formats—images, video, voice, contacts—to make messaging simple and intuitive.
Samsung GALAXY Tab 2 (7.0) Product Specifications:
|HSPA＋ 21Mbps 850/900/1900/2100|
|1 GHz Dual-Core Processor|
|7” WSVGA(1024×600) PLS TFT|
|Android 4.0(Ice Cream Sandwich)|
|Main(Rear): 3 Megapixel Fixed Focus CameraSub(Front): VGA for Video Call|
|Codec: MPEG4, H.263, H.264, VC-1, DivX, WMV7, WMV8, VP8Format: 3GP, ASF, AVI, MP4, WMV, FLV, MKV, WebMPlayback/ Recording: Full HD@30fps, HD@30fps|
|Codec: MP3, AAC, AC-3, AMR, FLAC, MID, WMA, WAV, VorbisMusic Player with SoundAlive3.5mm Ear Jack|
Samsung TouchWiz/ Samsung L!ve Panel UX
|Samsung Kies / Samsung Kies air|
- 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
|GoogleTM Mobile Services- Android Market™, Gmail™, Google Earth™, YouTube™, Google Maps™, Syncing with Google Calendar™|
|A-GPS, Glonass (＊ Available on 3G version only)|
|Bluetooth® technology v 3.0USB 2.0 HostWi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Wi-Fi Direct|
Accelerometer, Digital compass, Light
Proximity(＊ Available on 3G version only)
8/16/32GB User memory ＋ 1GB (RAM)
193.7 x 122.4 x 10.5 mm, 344g
Standard battery, Li-ion 4,000mAh
＊ Availability and launching time of the services may differ by region.
Samsung GALAXY Tab 2 (7.0) Price Details:
This could be the Budget Tablet from the Samsung with 7 inch display plus decent features. So we have to wonder where this product fits in Samsung’s increasingly crowded tablet line-up.