Samsung can’t seem to wait for the Mobile World Conference that's just a few days away and have officially unveiled the successor to the Galaxy Tab (7.0) Plus – the Galaxy Tab 2 (7.0). The highlighted feature of this tablet is that it features Google’s latest operating system, Ice Cream Sandwich already installed on it. Apart from this most features remain the same as the Galaxy Tab (7.0) Plus.

Android Ice Cream Sandwich out of the box

Android Ice Cream Sandwich out of the box

Besides the operating software preinstalled on this 7-inch tablet, there are some differences in the specification sheet as compared to its predecessor. The rear camera found on the latest model has a fixed focus camera unlike the auto focus shooter found on the Galaxy Tab (7.0) Plus. The other difference is that the CPU is clocked at 1GHz and not 1.2GHz like the one found on the previous model. Samsung's removed the LED flash on the 2012 version of the Tab 2 and it is also a bit thicker measuring at 10.5mm in depth.

Here is a quick look at the features of the Galaxy Tab 2 (7.0)

  • Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich with Samsung TouchWiz UI
  • 7-inch WSVGA PLS LCD display with a resolution of 1024 x 600
  • 1GHz Dual-Core Processor
  • 3 Megapixel fixed focus rear camera with full HD 1080p video recording capabilities at 30fps
  • VGA front facing camera for video calling
  • 8/16/32GB Internal memory
  • MicroSD Card support up to 32GB
  • 1GB RAM
  • GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
  • HSDPA 900 / 1900 / 2100
  • 3.5mm audio jack
  • Samsung L!ve Panel UX
  • Samsung Apps
  • Samsung Kies / Samsung Kies air
  • A-GPS, Glonass, Bluetooth v3.0, USB 2.0, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Wi-Fi Direct
  • Accelerometer, Digital compass, LightProximity
  • Dimensions are 193.7 x 122.4 x 10.5mm
  • Weighs 344g
  • 4,000mAh Li-ion battery

The Galaxy Tab 2 (7.0) will be available in 3G and Wi-Fi versions and will launch in March with the UK getting the first go at it. It will later be rolled out to the rest of the world. As of now, there is no official indication on the pricing of this slate but as per a report by GSMArena, the tablet is expected to be priced at approximately Rs. 21,000 (€320). For more information on the Galaxy Tab 2 (7.0), click here.

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