Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 features Android v4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich
Published on February 14th, 2012
Most of us were surprise that Samsung has recently unveiled one of their latest upcoming tablet, the Samsung Galaxy Tab 2. The Galaxy Tab 2 is like an upgraded version of its predecessor, the Galaxy Tab P1000. This new tablet runs on the latest Android v4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich and Samsung has upgraded some of its specifications too.
It seems that Samsung likes to reinvent or upgrade previous versions of their device like Samsung Galaxy S to Samsung Galaxy S Advance, Ace to Ace Plus and now Galaxy Tab P1000 to Galaxy Tab 7.0 Plus and Galaxy Tab 7.7, then finally Galaxy Tab 2.
So what’s new in Samsung Galaxy Tab 2? Let’s take a look at the Galaxy Tab 2 specs below.
Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 Specifications
Operating System: Android v4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich
Display: 7 inch PLS LCD Display with a 1024×600 resolution
Processor: 1GHz dual core processor
Memory: 1GB RAM
Storage: 8GB/16GB/32GB variant internal storage
Camera: 3 Megapixel rear, VGA front
WiFi 802.11 b/g/n
GPS w/ aGPS support
microSD up to 32GB
Battery: 4,000 mAh
Other than the specifications mentioned above, there are other improvements. The Galaxy Tab 2 is 2mm thinner compared to Galaxy Tab P1000 and has manage to make it lighter from 380 grams to 344 grams. It sports a new 3 megapixel rear camera capable of taking full HD videos and a VGA front facing camera.
The display was also improved. Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 features a PLS screen with a 1024×600 resolution. It also features WiFi Direct in exchange for the DLNA support and HDMI port.
What is PLS or Super PLS? According to Wiki:
A new technology developed by Samsung the Super PLS (Plane to Line Switching), an advanced display touting 100 percent improvement in viewing angle and 10 percent increase in brightness. It is intended to supersede conventional IPS, with decreased production costs up to 15 percent as well as increased image quality.
Galaxy Tab 2 is available in WiFi only and a 3G/HSPA+ variant. According to reports the price for Galaxy Tab 2 is around $450 USD for the WiFi only and $550 for WiFi+3G, and is expected to be released this March 2012.