Samsung just announced the Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 (10.1), as the second member of its GALAXY Tab 2 series, after the Galaxy Tab 2 (7.0). It's a 10" tablet with design that differs a bit from the current 10-incher of the company, and, of course, the biggest difference is that it ships directly with Android Ice Cream Sandwich.
The Galaxy Tab 2 (10.1) sports a 10.1” WXGA(1280x800) PLS TFT display, and is powered by a 1 GHz dual-core processor with 1GB of RAM. There is a 3MP camera on the back, plus a VGA front-facer for video calls. The tablet will offer 21Mbps HSPA+ connectvity, and weighs just 588g on 256.6 x 175.3 x 9.7 mm dimensions. A generous 7, 000 mAh battery rounds up Samsung's 10" ICS offering.
An added value is the support of most video and audio formats you can think of. MPEG4, H.264. H.263, VC-1, DivX, WMV7, WMV8, WMV9, VP8, 3GP, ASF, AVI, MP4, WMV, FLV, MKV and even WebM are all onboard, in up to 1080p definition for playback. The audio part is taken care of with MP3, AAC, AC-3, AMR, MID, WMA, WAV, OGG and even FLAC. Cheers for that!
A number of Samsung's software services are included as well, like the Music Hub/ Game Hub/ Video Hub widgets, ChatON, AllShare and the Samsung Kies syncing, as well as the Polaris Document editor. The new version of the TouchWiz UI will be present over Android ICS, along with the Samsung L!ve Panel quick app access drawer.
Well, hopefully Apple will stop being litigious for that one, when it appears in UK first, then starts marching around the globe in 16GB or 32GB versions. Lawsuit protection might very well have been on Samsung's mind when it designed the the Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 (10.1) slate with these pronounced speaker grills on both sides.