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Samsung Unveils 7-Inch Galaxy Tab 2 Powered By Ice Cream Sandwich

Samsung Galaxy Tab 2

Samsung has unveiled a new 7-inch tablet this morning called the Samsung Galaxy Tab 2. The device packs a 1GHz dual-core processor with 1GB of RAM. But its most exciting attribute is its Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich operating system.

The new device measures just 10.5mm thick and it’s Samsung’s first tablet to run the latest Android OS. However, it’s certainly not the company’s most impressive slate. The rear-facing camera is just a 3-megapixel affair that is fixed-focus and features no LED flash. While the front-facing camera is only VGA resolution.

Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 Specs

  • Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich
  • 7-inch WSVGA display (1024 x 600)
  • 1GHz dual-core processor
  • 1GB RAM
  • 16GB or 32GB of internal storage
  • microSD card slot
  • 3-megapixel rear-facing camera
  • VGA front-facing camera
  • Bluetooth 3.0
  • HSPA+
  • GPS
  • 3G (optional)
  • 4,000 mAh battery

The device will be available in two versions, one of which will feature 3G connectivity and the other Wi-Fi only. And it will feature all of the software you’d expect to see pre-installed on a Samsung device, such as the company’s TouchWiz user interface, Samsung Hubs, and its ChatON messaging service. It also features support for DLNA so that you can stream your media content to a compatible device.

While it may be an entry-level tablet, it’s certainly not a bad one. It will be available in Europe from March, but Samsung is yet to confirm its price tag.

What do you think of the Galaxy Tab 2?

[via SlashGear]

Killian Bell

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