Samsung's Galaxy Tab 2 Now Comes In an "Exciting" 10.1-Inch Flavour, But Is Fatter and Heavier Than the Original

By Kat Hannaford on at

How many bloody tablets does one company need? And how many bloody sizes do they have to come in? Samsung's added a 10.1-inch size model the Galaxy Tab 2 7-incher which was announced just the other day, whacking Ice Cream Sandwich and a 1GHz dual-core processor into the obese frame. No, seriously -- it's actually fatter and heavier than the original 10.1-inch Galaxy Tab.

The 10.1-inch screen is a 1280 x 800 WXGA affair, and bolted to the front of it is a VGA camera for video calls, though a 3-megapixel rear-facing camera lurks 'round the back. A battery of 7000mAh should keep you powered-up nicely through the day, though we would've liked to have seen more onboard storage than the 16 and 32GB options available. But hey, at least there's a microSD card slot.

Weighing in at 588g, it measures 256.6 x 175.3 x 9.7mm, which is noticeably heavier and fatter than the original Galaxy Tab 10.1-inch model, which weighed 565g and measured 256.7 x 175.3 x 8.6mm. Is that enough of a backwards step to make you feel dubious about this latest tablet? Mouth off below, and let us know.