7" Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 to land in March with all the Ice Cream Sandwich you can eat

Specs and photos of the upcoming Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 (7.0) slate were officially unveiled from Samsung, and it seems a worthy successor to the first brand name Android tablet, the Galaxy Tab.

Screenwise we have a 7" 1024x600 pixels LCD display with Samsung's Plane-to-Line-Switching (PLS) technology, which allows for better power efficiency, yet from a brighter panel. No word yet about the chipset, but we'd assume it is at least a dual-core one, and it will be paired with 1GB of RAM. 

A 3MP camera on the back takes care of the photo and video tasks with Full HD recording @30fps, while a VGA front-facing cam will help you videochat. The Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 comes Wi-Fi-only or with 21Mbps HSPA+ 4G connectvitiy, in 8, 16 or 32GB flavors, and will sport a 4000mAh battery.

The tablet is 0.41" (10.5mm) thick, and will come with Samsung's various homebrew software like TouchWiz with Live Panels, the new Video Hub with movie titles to buy or rent, and a so-called S Suggest tailored app recommendation engine, as well as Kies Air, ChatON, Allshare and so on, you know the drill.

Nothing really mindboggling, but the Galaxy Tab 2 is said to land in March in the UK first with Android Ice Cream Sandwich onboard. Rumors are for sub-$450 price, and that's in various Scandinavian countries, which are not exactly known for selling electronics cheap, so the 7-incher should be much less if/when it crosses the Atlantic.

source: Samsung


 HSPA+ 21Mbps 850/900/1900/2100


1 GHz Dual-Core Processor


 7” WSVGA(1024x600) PLS TFT


Android 4.0(Ice Cream Sandwich)


Main(Rear): 3 Megapixel Fixed Focus Camera

Sub(Front): VGA for Video Call


Codec: MPEG4, H.263, H.264, VC-1, DivX, WMV7, WMV8, VP8

Format: 3GP, ASF, AVI, MP4, WMV, FLV, MKV, WebM

Playback/ Recording: Full HD@30fps, HD@30fps


Codec: MP3, AAC, AC-3, AMR, FLAC, MID, WMA, WAV, Vorbis

Music Player with SoundAlive

3.5mm Ear Jack


Features &

Samsung TouchWiz/ Samsung L!ve Panel UX

 Samsung Apps

Samsung Kies / Samsung Kies air

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

AllShare Play*

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 3.0

USB 2.0 Host

Wi-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)

microSD (up to 32GB)


193.7 x 122.4 x 10.5 mm, 344g


 Standard battery, Li-ion 4,000mAh

Related phones

GALAXY Tab 2 (7.0)
  • Display 7.0" 1024 x 600 pixels
  • Camera 3 MP / 0.3 MP VGA front
  • Storage 32 GB + microSDHC
  • Battery 4000 mAh



1. Mr.Best

Posts: 79; Member since: Jan 17, 2012

3 mpx camera? Please!!! Say it ain't so!

2. android_hitman unregistered

do you take movies or pictures with your tablet?

5. protozeloz

Posts: 5396; Member since: Sep 16, 2010

I know someone who does :D believe me when you are with friends its better than a phone or cam because of the screen so a good cam is nice. The awkwardness is another invention of the haters because they don't ask for goods quality on their tabs

3. darac

Posts: 2156; Member since: Oct 17, 2011

I second that. back camera is the least important feature of a tablet. as for this one, I can't believe it will have lower screen resolution than some 4. 3 inch phones. major fail

4. Zayuh24

Posts: 149; Member since: Nov 21, 2011

I agree but we'd have to see some actual pics of the screen before we can judge it. Samsung's PLS technology is pretty legit.

6. Eingild

Posts: 203; Member since: Apr 19, 2011

The Galaxy Tab 7.7 seems a much better options

9. TheLibertine

Posts: 484; Member since: Jan 15, 2012

Yeah. The specs sound more like an mid-range model. There are faster seven inch tablets outta there with higher resolution. (Huawei Mediapad).


Posts: 2315; Member since: Jul 30, 2011

I can't wait for devs' to bake this ROM so that those of us with the Original Tab 7" GSM (t849) can flash ICS upgrade; essentially, it's the same tablet with minor [minor] hardware upgrades.

8. deacz

Posts: 162; Member since: Nov 02, 2011

tbh as a owner of a xoom and now a prime, dual core just dont cut it atm. The speed of the prime is just so much nicer for browsing and actually doing anything. Even the tegra 3 isnt really where it should be, wtb one more generation on tablets then it should start to be ok .

10. gotti88

Posts: 101; Member since: Jul 06, 2011

why would samsung degrade themselves with a tablet of such limited specs... there phones have better specs

11. AppleConspiracy

Posts: 637; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

There are so many options of what you can do to backpanel and they decided to copy Apple (iPad2) again.

12. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

7" nice size. and why you guys even care for a camera that's on a tablet when they don't take even good pictures. just use your phone or digital camera

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