In a move to further widen the scope of its second-generation Tab series, Samsung has announced its new offering, the Galaxy Tab 2 10.1. The Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 is based on the same PLS TFT touch screen and 1 GHz dual core processor seen in the company’s recently announced Galaxy Tab 2 7.0.
“Samsung introduces its first line-up of tablets for 2012 with the launch of the GALAXY Tab 2 series, expanding the choice of tablets to customers,” said Samsung in its release. “The GALAXY Tab 2 series includes a 7-inch version and a 10.1-inch version. Starting from UK, the GALAXY Tab 2 series will be launched in global market from March.”
Both Galaxy Tab 2 devices share the same specs, featuring a 1 GHz dual-core CPU, 16 GB and 32 GB of internal memory with expansion options via MicroSD, a 3-megapixel rear and a VGA front camera, and Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connectivity options. The two devices will only differ in screen resolution and battery sizes, as the 7-inch version will have 1024 x 600 pixel resolution, while the 10.1 version will have 1280 x 800.
Both tablets will run Google’s Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich mobile operating system. One version of each Tab 2 devices will have HSPA+ 21 network support that is being offered by a number of carriers. This will give it a network speed of 21 Mbps theoretically.
The Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 and 10.1 will come with Samsung’s TouchWiz UI and Samsung ChatON messaging application installed. It is expected to launch in March in the United Kingdom.