We already know that Samsung isn’t going to announce any device at this year’s MWC event in Barcelona. But today, ahead of the event, Sammy has officially announced the new Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 tablet, adding it to its Galaxy Tab line-up. Samsung Galaxy Tab 2.0 is a budget priced device and it looks almost identical to the Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.0 Plus, except the processor and the OS. This is the first Android tablet with Android Ice Cream Sandwich, that has been announced by the manufacturer. Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 device will be available both in Wi-Fi only and Wi-Fi + 3G editions.
Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 Features:
# Google’s latest version of Android – v4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich.
# 7-inch WSVGA PLS TFT LCD display with 1024 X 620 pixels of resolution.
# Samsung TouchWiz/ Samsung Live Panel UX on top of Android OS.
# 1GHz dual-core chipset.
# 1GB RAM.
# 3.15-megapixel camera, a VGA front-facing shooter.
# 8GB/16GB/32GB internal storage.
# microSD card slot support for memory expansion up to 32GB.
# Samsung Hub, Samsung ChatON.
# BT 3.0, GPS, GLONASS, Wi-Fi b/g/n, micro USB 2.0.
# Voice calling capability.
# 4000mAh battery.
Read: Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 Full Specifications.
The manufacturer hasn’t revealed out the U.S. availability. It will first hit the U.K. markets in March, following Sweden, Finland, Norway and Denmark regions. Here are the pricing values for different regions.
Wi-Fi: 2,995SEK ($450)
3G: 3,695 SEK ($556)
Wi-Fi: 349EUR ($463)
3G: 429EUR ($568)
Wi-Fi: 2,400NOK ($420)
3G: 2,990NOK ($523)
Wi-Fi: 2,350DKK ($419)
3G: 3,995DKK ($712)