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

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

Network

 HSPA+ 21Mbps 850/900/1900/2100

Processor

1 GHz Dual-Core Processor

Display

 7” WSVGA(1024x600) PLS TFT

OS

Android 4.0(Ice Cream Sandwich)

Camera

Main(Rear): 3 Megapixel Fixed Focus Camera

Sub(Front): VGA for Video Call

Video

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

Audio

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

Music Player with SoundAlive

3.5mm Ear Jack

Value-added

Features &
Services

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™

Polaris

A-GPS, Glonass

 (* Available on 3G version only)

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, 344g

Battery

 Standard battery, Li-ion 4,000mAh


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  • Display 7.0 inches 600 x 1024 pixels
  • Camera 3 MP (Single camera) 0.3 MP VGA front
  • Hardware 1GB RAM
  • Storage 32GB, microSDHC
  • Battery 4000 mAh
  • OS Android 4.1 Samsung TouchWiz UI

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