galaxy tab 2 Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 with Android 4.0 announced

Apparently Samsung is none too concerned about the MWC at the end of this month, since the company has seemingly decided to launch its new devices at its own leisure. The latest addition to Samsung's stable of tablets was announced at the Samsung Forum held in Prague and it's an updated version of the original Galaxy Tab which will be known as the Galaxy Tab 2.

Apparently Samsung is none too concerned about the MWC at the end of this month, since the company has seemingly decided to launch its new devices at its own leisure. The latest addition to Samsung's stable of tablets was announced at the Samsung Forum held in Prague and it's an updated version of the original Galaxy Tab which will be known as the Galaxy Tab 2.

galaxy tab 2 Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 with Android 4.0 announced

The big news here is of course the OS, as the Galaxy Tab 2 is Samsung's first tablet with Android 4.0. However, this is far from the only upgrade that the 7-inch tablet has received as we're looking at all new internals with an unspecified 1GHz dual core processor, HSPA+ connectivity up to 21Mbps (on the 3G model which also features A-GPS and GLOSNASS), a new 3Megapixel camera that can shoot full HD video and a new PLS screen, although with the same 1024×600 resolution.

galaxy tab 2 2 Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 with Android 4.0 announced

Other changes include storage options of 8, 16 and 32GB (the 8GB model being the new addition) as well as a micro SD card slot (whereas the old model had an SD card slot), modified connectivity which adds Wi-Fi Direct, but oddly enough loses the HDMI port and DLNA support. At least Samsung managed to trim some of the fat off the tablet and has reduced the weight from 380g to 344g and slimmed all the dimensions by 2mm. The Galaxy Tab 2 will arrive in the UK next month and although we don't have any UK pricing, Sammyhub managed to dig up some Scandinavian pricing where the Wi-Fi version will sell for around US$450 and the 3G version coming in at around US$555 (excluding contract) somewhat depending on the country you purchase it in.

Source: Pocket-Lint