Samsung Announces a New Android 7-Incher With the Galaxy Tab 2

By Sam Gibbs on at

Samsung might not be playing it big at MWC, but that doesn’t mean it’s got nothing new to show off. It’s just announced that a brand new Galaxy Tab 2 is on its way to replace its first ever Android tablet with a new Ice Cream Sandwich-packing 7-incher.

The 10.5mm-thick Tab 2 will be Samsung’s first foray into the brave new world of Android 4.0. It’ll pack a 1GHz dual-core chip backed up by a decent 1GB of RAM; between 8 and 32GB of built-in storage plus a microSD card slot; a rear three-megapixel shooter plus a VGA front-facing cam for video calling, all fronted by a seven-inch 1024x600 screen.

On the connectivity front the Tab 2 has been blessed with both Wi-Fi and 3G versions, as well as Bluetooth 3.0; USB 2.0 host, and A-GPS for when you get lost without your phone.

Samsung’s Touchwiz skin is front and centre, which might annoy Android purists, and it’s also shoehorned some of it’s own apps into the mix too. You’ve got Samsung’s existing Music, Reader and Games Hubs, as well as a new Video Hub, which’ll offer up over 1,000 films to buy or rent. Samsung’s certainly going hot and heavy with video with the Tab 2 also boasting its new AllShare Play service that allows streaming content from your PC, other devices and the web.

It’s unknown exactly when the Tab 2 will hit the mean streets of the UK or its price (sometime in March is the current word on the street), but looking at those specs I would expect the Tab 2 to be relatively wallet friendly when it does eventually hit.