Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 announced with familiar specs

February 26, 2012 | by Andrew Kameka

Samsung Tablets


Samsung has started Mobile World Congress 2012 with a device very similar to one introduced at Mobile World Congress 2011. Today, the company announced the Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 (10.1), a follow-up to last year’s tablet that is fairly similar.

The Galaxy Tab 2 (10.1) is “well-suited for home and family use,” says Samsung. It also continues the Korean manufacturer’s trend of introducing similar tablets of various sizes. But while rivals like ASUS have already introduced quad-core tablets capable of higher computing and gaming power, Samsung is sticking with dual-core for the GTab 2. The device uses a 1 GHz dual-core processor, though the company hasn’t yet declared from which chip maker.

Other features include a 10.1-inch screen with WXGA resolution, a 3 megapixel rear camera and VGA front-facing camera, 16 or 32 GB of internal storage, and a 7,000 mAh battery. That’s not much of an improvement on the Galaxy Tab already sitting in front of me. However, Samsung did add a microSD slot for expanded memory, and the Galaxy Tab 2.0 comes with Android 4.0 with Touchwiz and Live Panel UX.

Price and regional availability is not yet known. Users should also be aware that certain features may change when arriving in their home market, as we saw with the differences with the original the Galaxy Tab 10.1. Below is the full list of Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 (10.1) specs.

Network HSPA+ 21Mbps  850/900/1900/2100
Processor 1 GHz Dual-Core Processor
Display 10.1” WXGA(1280×800) PLS TFT
OS Android 4.0(Ice Cream Sandwich)
Camera Main(Rear): 3 Megapixel Camera

Sub(Front): VGA for Video Call

Video Codec: MPEG4, H.264. H.263, VC-1, DivX, WMV7, WMV8, WMV9, VP8

Format: 3GP, ASF, AVI, MP4, WMV, FLV, MKV, WebM

Playback/ Recording: Full HD@30fps, HD@30fps

Audio Codec: MP3, AAC, AC-3, AMR, FLAC, MID, WMA, WAV, OGG

Music Player with SoundAlive

3.5mm Ear Jack


Features &

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
Connectivity Bluetooth technology v 3.0

USB 2.0 Host

Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Wi-Fi Direct

Sensor Accelerometer, Digital compass, Light
Memory 16/32GB User memory + 1GB (RAM)

microSD (up to 32GB)

Dimension 256.6 x 175.3 x 9.7 mm , 588g
Battery Standard battery, Li-ion 7,000 mAh