Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 (7.0) vs Galaxy Tab 7.0 Plus: spot the difference
"Wasn't the Galaxy Tab 7.0 Plus, released at the end of 2011, supposed to be the original Tab's successor?"
Well, we thought so, until Samsung came out the other day and announced what is basically the same device, but loaded with Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich... By now, you've probably already guessed what our major concern here is - could this possibly mean that the Galaxy Tab 7.0 Plus, a tablet released just a few months ago, may not get an update to Android 4 Ice Cream Sandwich? Because, if it doesn't, this will instantly take Samsung's device support to a whole new lousy level.
The last thing we want to do is to start a panic here, and thankfully, the manufacturer has already announced that the Galaxy Tab 7.0 Plus is on the list of devices to get updated. However, the strange thing is that in case the Tab 7.0 Plus does indeed get an update to ICS, the new Galaxy Tab 2 (7.0) won't make much sense. If we take a look at the specs of both devices side by side, which we'll do in a while, it immediately becomes clear that there's not a single substantial thing to separate these two... except for the OS version, of course.
Samsung is notoriously slow when it comes to issuing the updates for its devices, but we really hope that it hasn't shed its plans to update the 7.0 Plus altogether this time. Here's the promised specs comparison between the two 7" tabs, and the original Galaxy Tab, just to make things a bit more interesting...
|Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 (7.0)||Samsung |
Galaxy Tab 7.0 Plus
|Samsung Galaxy Tab|
|Platform||Android 4.0||Android 3.2||Android 2.3|
|Display||7.0”, 1024x600 |
|7.0”, 1024x600 |
|7.0, 1024x600 |
|Thickness||0.41" (10.5mm)||0.39" (9.9mm)||0.47" (11.98mm)|
|Weight||12.13 oz (344 g)||12.17 oz (345 g)||13.40 oz (380 g)|
|Processor||Dual-core, 1 GHz||Dual-core, 1.2 GHz||Single-core, 1 GHz|
|RAM||1 GB||1 GB||512 MB|
|Rear Camera||3MP, |
720p HD video recording
|3MP, LED, |
720p video recording
|3MP, LED, |
720x480 video recording
|Battery||4000 mAh||4000 mAh||4000 mAh|
SEE A MORE DETAILED SPECS COMPARISON HERE!
So, not much of a difference up there, right? Okay, guys, let's see what you think - does the Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 (7.0) make any sense to you?
600 x 1024 pixels
3 MP (Single camera)
0.3 MP VGA front
- Hardware , 1GB RAM
- Storage 32GB, microSDHC
- Battery 4000 mAh
Samsung TouchWiz UI
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