Samsung's new GALAXY Tab 2 (10.1) tablet comes with ICS and rich multimedia formats support

Samsung's new GALAXY Tab 2 (10.1) tablet comes with ICS and rich multimedia formats support
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.

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20 Comments

1. TheLibertine

Posts: 484; Member since: Jan 15, 2012

1 GHz Dual-Core? Lol, u r trolling! Transform

2. TKFox007

Posts: 303; Member since: Nov 02, 2010

I'm with you, why would the Tab 2 have the same specs at the first one?

12. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

you guys are forgetting that the new 4212 exynos chip should be out any moment. HOPEFULLY thats whats inside as it will bring a 50% power boost to the existing exynos as well as even better battery life. the clock speed is not the most important part. :)

16. TKFox007

Posts: 303; Member since: Nov 02, 2010

Well I was hoping for something that would rival the Asus Transformer Prime

20. Mario1017

Posts: 336; Member since: Sep 04, 2011

Didn't happen last year, might happen this year with the Huawei Ascend something Tab

3. RazaAsad

Posts: 100; Member since: Nov 24, 2011

Speakers on the sides are not gonna help very much i guess. Apple will react as it always does and will sue any way.

5. Ageelg

Posts: 2; Member since: Dec 30, 2011

I was sympathetic with Samsung until I saw the charge slot/cable for the Tab 10.1 Its exactly like Apple's iphone/ipad charge slot/cable !!?? Samsung was asking for it.

7. ph00ny

Posts: 2055; Member since: May 26, 2011

are you serious? I really can't tell whether people are trolling or just plain stupid.

13. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

you do know that LG and a dozen other companies use an extremely similar slot right? lol

4. Bluesky02

Posts: 1439; Member since: Dec 05, 2011

Currently I have a Dell N5110, it's okay. Next year i'll buy either a netbook or a tablet by that time Windows 8 will be out. However i'm not sure if a tablet can fully satisfy the desktop experience (excluding heavy gaming). What do you think guys, a future Samsung Windows 8 Tab or Netbook?

10. RamyRamz69

Posts: 390; Member since: Dec 12, 2011

Since I bought my Sony Tablet S, I never touched my laptop. I don't know about the Samsung tab though. For gaming its a PS certified device so...its better than all the tablets at gaming

11. nyamo

Posts: 274; Member since: Mar 19, 2011

i enjoy my netbook for simple browsing/ non hd video. video playback is about the only thing that the tab trumps my netbook at. $200 for aprox a pentium 4 performance isn't bad

6. TheLibertine

Posts: 484; Member since: Jan 15, 2012

There is not only Samsung, you know? ;p By the time Windows 8-tablets will start selling you will know. It is only a question of time till tablets will have the same " Consider the Asus Transformer Prime-series - they are excellent tablets (that can transform in netbooks via dock) with strong hardware (CPU and GPU beat netbooks easily).

8. Bluesky02

Posts: 1439; Member since: Dec 05, 2011

Yeah, an Asus Transformer Tablet with Windows 8 sound good idea :)

9. thebikerboi2

Posts: 144; Member since: Apr 01, 2011

that really isn't the best looking tablet ive seen :(

14. Bluesky02

Posts: 1439; Member since: Dec 05, 2011

Hmmm but netbook are still more powerful than tablets, for example, you get 500GB Storage, whereas tablets 32/64GB

15. MalakiMills

Posts: 257; Member since: Jun 15, 2010

A little dissapointed in this, last year they came out with something that was cutting edge, and rivaled the iPad 2 nicely, this year they just rehashed the same old one together. (I know this might be the new processor and what not just saying) I was really hoping they would impress again with screen resolution or quad core or something.

17. TechDroid

Posts: 37; Member since: Jun 14, 2011

I'm quite disappointed, but I guess that the Samsung Galaxy Note 10,1" will be their flagship tablet. On the other hand, I guess this will get a relatively low price, since it is basically the same as the first one.

18. medicci37

Posts: 1361; Member since: Nov 19, 2011

A few very minor improvments. But would not buy a tablet with 1280 × 800 res. (except maybe the note). Dual core 1ghz? Even with new exynos. Sounds underwelming to say the least.

19. Hmong_Xiong

Posts: 32; Member since: Jan 28, 2012

Is this the iPad 3's rival? It has the worst camera resolution ever, worst than my Xoom! We'll see how the Note 10.1 do.

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