Samsung officially unveils the Galaxy Tab 2 (10.1) at MWC 2012

The ICS-running slate packs a PLS display and a dual-core CPU
Ivan Zhekov,

After announcing the new Galaxy Tab 2 (7.0) tablet earlier this month, the South Korea-based manufacturer Samsung is now adding yet another slate to its Galaxy Tab range. Called Galaxy Tab 2 (10.1), the device is set to debut in the United Kingdom in March of this year (alongside the smaller Galaxy Tab 2 (7.0)).

Today, the maker issued a press release which indicates the tablet will be powered by a Dual-Core central processing unit clocked at 1GHz and will measure 9.7mm at its thickest point (meaning it is actually thinner than the 7.0 model). In addition, the device sports a 10.1-inch PLS-TFT (Samsung’s technology delivers improved viewing angles) touchscreen display that has a maximum supported resolution of 1280-by-800 pixels (vs. 1024-by-600p on the 7.0).

According to the product’s specifications sheet, this Galaxy Tab 2 model weighs 588grams (about 1.3lbs) and will be running an Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich operating system with the company’s TouchWiz user interface on top. Designed for family use, the tablet houses 1GB of DDR3 memory and 16GB or 32GB of storage that can be expanded by up to 32GB by using the built-in microSD card slot (the original Galaxy Tab 10.1 does not have an integrated microSD slot).

Reportedly, users will also be provided with Wireless LAN 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 3.0 and 3G modules for staying in touch with friends and family. Other features of the new Galaxy Tab 2 (10.1) include two cameras (a VGA front-facing web camera for video calls and a 3MP rear camera for taking pictures), one USB 2.0 port, A-GPS support, a 7000mAh battery (vs. 4000mAh on the 7.0) and the usual array of sensors.


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Ivan Zhekov, 2012-02-26 (Update: 2012-05-26)