Samsung unveils their new 7 and 10.1-inch tablets, both run Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich OS

Posted on 26. Feb, 2012 by in Tablets

Samsung has revealed their newest Galaxy Tab tablets. The Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 and Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 will be put on display for the first time at this weeks Mobile World Congress 2012 trade show in Barcelona, Spain with plans for both tablets to be available for mass market purchase later this year.

Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 and 10.1 tablets

The designs aren't the same, but the features are identical for the new Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 and 10.1 tablets.

The way Samsung describes their two new Galaxy brand tablets they’re both very similar in configuration except for their displays of course. The 7-inch Galaxy Tab 2 model features a 7-inch WSVGA (1024×600) PLS LCD and the 10.1-inch model has a 10.1-inch WXGA (1280×800) PLS LCD, the 10-inch model is the only model with an HD resolution screen.

The two tablets share the same general specifications in all other areas. The two feature 1GHz dual-core processors, HSPA+ 21Mbps mobile broadband support, 1GB of RAM, 16GB and 32GB storage options, VGA front and 3MP rear cameras, Wi-Fi 802.11b/g/n with Wi-Fi direct (allows your tablet to connect with other Wi-Fi devices without an access point, simplifying Wi-Fi communication between separate devices), Bluetooth 3.0, microSD slots, USB 2.0 ports, Accelerometer, Digital compass, Light sensor, A-GPS and Glonass support, and finally Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich OS.

Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 and 10.1 tablets backSize wise the two tablets are of course different, the 7-inch model is more compact and lightweight than the 10-inch model. Samsung reports the 7-inch Galaxy Tab 2 measures 193.7 x 122.4 x 10.5 mm and weights 345g. The 10-inch Galaxy Tab 2 measures 256.6 x 175.3 x 9.7 mm and weights 588g.

Oh and battery capacities are also different for both models, the 7-inch has a 4,000mAh Li-ion battery and the 10.1-inch has a 7,000 mAh Li-ion battery.

The Samsung Galaxy Tab 2′s announced today are probably going to be available at carriers only since they features HSPA+, but right now Samsung isn’t announcing where or even when you’ll be able to pick up either the 7-inch or 10-inch Galaxy Tab 2 with HSPA+. Price is also not being talked about at this time by Samsung, but I wouldn’t really expect either of these tablets to be priced very low since they have mobile broadband capabilties.

Samsung could, and probably will if sales aren’t good for either of these HSPA+ models, launch Wi-Fi only renditions of the Galaxy Tab 2 tablets. In the past Samsung has offered their tablets in Wi-Fi only variants at some point in the products life cycle. And if you’re a person looking to save as much money as possible on your Galaxy Tab 2 purchase you should hold out until Samsung starts shipping Wi-Fi only versions, those should much more affordable than the HSPA+ models.

Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 (7.0) specifications:

Network HSPA+ 21Mbps 850/900/1900/2100
Processor1 GHz Dual-Core Processor
Display 7” WSVGA(600×1024) PLS TFT
OSAndroid 4.0(Ice Cream Sandwich)
CameraMain(Rear): 3 Megapixel CameraSub(Front): VGA for Video Call
VideoCodec: MPEG4, H.263, H.264, VC-1, DivX, WMV7, WMV8, WMV9, VP8Format: 3GP, ASF, AVI, MP4, WMV, FLV, MKV, WebMPlayback/ Recording: Full HD@30fps, HD@30fps
AudioCodec: MP3, AAC, AC-3, AMR, FLAC, MID, WMA, WAV, OGGMusic Player with SoundAlive3.5mm Ear Jack
Value-addedFeatures &
Services
Samsung TouchWiz/ Samsung L!ve Panel
Samsung Apps
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
Samsung AllShare Play*
Samsung Kies / Samsung Kies air
GoogleTM Mobile Services- Android Market™, Gmail™, YouTube™, Google Maps™,Syncing with Google Calendar™, Google Search, Google +
Polaris document editor
A-GPS, Glonass
ConnectivityBluetooth technology v 3.0USB 2.0 HostWi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Wi-Fi Direct
SensorAccelerometer, Digital compass, LightProximity(* Available on 3G version only)
Memory8/16/32GB User memory + 1GB (RAM)microSD (up to 32GB)
Dimension193.7 x 122.4 x 10.5 mm, 345g
Battery Standard battery, Li-ion 4,000mAh

Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 (10.1) specifications:

Network HSPA+ 21Mbps 850/900/1900/2100
Processor1 GHz Dual-Core Processor
Display 10.1” WXGA(1280×800) PLS TFT LCD
OSAndroid 4.0(Ice Cream Sandwich)
CameraMain(Rear): 3 Megapixel CameraSub(Front): VGA for Video Call
VideoCodec: MPEG4, H.263, H.264, VC-1, DivX, WMV7, WMV8, WMV9, VP8Format: 3GP, ASF, AVI, MP4, WMV, FLV, MKV, WebMPlayback/ Recording: Full HD@30fps, HD@30fps
AudioCodec: MP3, AAC, AC-3, AMR, FLAC, MID, WMA, WAV, OGGMusic Player with SoundAlive3.5mm Ear Jack
Value-addedFeatures &
Services
Samsung TouchWiz/ Samsung L!ve Panel
Samsung Apps
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
Samsung AllShare Play*
Samsung Kies / Samsung Kies air
GoogleTM Mobile Services- Android Market™, Gmail™, YouTube™, Google Maps™,Syncing with Google Calendar™, Google Search, Google +
Polaris document editor
A-GPS, Glonass
ConnectivityBluetooth technology v 3.0USB 2.0 HostWi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Wi-Fi Direct
SensorAccelerometer, Digital compass, LightProximity(* Available on 3G version only)
Memory8/16/32GB User memory + 1GB (RAM)microSD (up to 32GB)
Dimension256.6 x 175.3 x 9.7 mm , 588g
Battery Standard battery, Li-ion 7,000mAh

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3 Responses to “Samsung unveils their new 7 and 10.1-inch tablets, both run Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich OS”

  1. Mario

    26. Feb, 2012

    so whats improved…

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    • TabletMan

      27. Feb, 2012

      As far as I can see the only major change is in the software department. Samsung has moved to Android 4.0 with these tablets.

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