Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 breaks cover at MWC

Samsung has added a 10.1-inch model to its new Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 series on Sunday at Mobile World Congress.

The new model, follows the Galaxy Tab 2 7-inch model launched a couple of weeks ago and will be available in the UK from March onwards.

The Galaxy Tab 2 series, available in both 3G and WiFi, are light weight and portable claims Samsung.

The new model will come with virtually identical specs to the 7-inch model. 

The 10-inch tablet will be a replacement for the first Galaxy Tab, feature a 1GHz dual-core processor and be the first of Samsung's Galaxy Tabs to get Ice Cream Sandwich (Android 4.0) as it will come preloaded from the box.

Unlike the Galaxy Tab 7.7 we saw at IFA in Berlin last year, or the company's Galaxy Note "phablet", there's no OLED screen on the Tab 2. Instead, its touchscreen is a WXVGA (1024x800) PLS TFT display, but the device does come with a 3-megapixel camera on the rear (VGA on the front for video calling).

It features Bluetooth 3.0, USB 2.0, Wi-Fi and Wi-Fi Direct connectivity. There will be 8, 16 and 32GB models available, and each can be upgraded with a microSD card of up to 32GB (thereby offering a potential of 64GB in total).

A 3G version will also be available (HSPA+ 21Mbps 850/900/1900/2100), which will offer A-GPS and Glonass on top of all of the other features, and all models will get Samsung's new Video Hub, a marketplace to rent or buy more than 1,000 movies.

 

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