Samsung has taken the wraps off the new ICS tablet, the Galaxy Tab 2. This 7 inch tablet will fill the void that Samsung had left after the announcement of the original Galaxy Tab a couple of years ago. Though there were upgraded versions of the tab like the Tab 10.1 and 8.9 etc, the 7 incher was in a league of its own. The tablet has only a few upgrades compared to the original G Tab. The Galaxy Tab 2 has a slim profile at 10.5mm which is okay for a tablet of its caliber. The company has already given out pricing and launch details for the UK and a few Scandinavian countries (March).
Well, the Galaxy Tab 2 as we mentioned is your basic 7 inch tablet with a powerful 1 GHz dual core CPU running inside. With a resolution of 1024×600, it’s not a top of the line tablet by any means. Though some might call it rather old for the current market situation, it adds some spark to the rather idle Android tablet industry. My only gripe with the tablet is the camera. Samsung has decided to go with a 3MP camera sensor for the tab which is a shame considering that most tablets have a 5MP camera sensor at the very least.
I don’t want to sound like one of those guys who prioritize the number of megapixels on a device, but this is something Samsung could have easily avoided. Moving on, the device will be sold in 8, 16 and 32GB of storage capacities and a microSD card slot will be on board for memory expansion. Also, like the predecessor, the tablet will have a 3G variant as well as a Wi-Fi only model. The prices listed for the Scandinavian countries do not exceed $600 (for the Wi-Fi + 3G variants), which is very welcome. The tablet will run on Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich out of the box, which again is great news. And the prices could fall once the tablet enters the wider market.