Big Screen Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 Launched

Samsung has been well known for their mobile phones and tablets and over the last year, we can probably add their conflict with Apple to this list. On Sunday, the company confirmed that they were introducing a new tablet to their line-up.

The new tablet belongs to the Galaxy Tab 2 line of products, but there are a few ways that this new Android tablet differentiates itself from the other members in this family. To begin with, the new device will have a bigger viewing screen that measures 10-inches in size, hence the name Galaxy Tab 2 (10.1). As mentioned, Samsung currently does have another tablet in this line-up and that is the Galaxy Tab 2 (7.0). Like this model, the new one will run on Google’s Android operating system, version 4.0 to be exact. There are of course other similarities between the two devices and these include a pair of cameras, a 1 GHz dual core CPU and 32GB of storage capacity which can be further enhanced through the use of MicroSD cards.

With the 10-inch screen, the Galaxy Tab 2 (10.1) also sees a bump up in resolution with the standard screen resolution now being 1280×800 pixel resolution. However, the larger screen does mean that some compromises had to be made in other areas. For instances, the first Galaxy 10.1 had a weight of 1.24 lbs whereas the new one comes in at 1.3 lbs. The new model will also have a bigger battery to support the power needs of the device, increasing in size from the former 4,000 mAh to the now 7,000 mAh battery.

We’ve commonly seen technology companies announce their new product launches prior to a major event and in this case, this is exactly what Samsung has done with their new tablet with the announcement coming on the eve of the Mobile World Congress, an event that draws thousands of people to Barcelona, Spain each year. According to Samsung, the smaller tablet is something that will interest mobile users as it is small and portable whereas the new device being launched has been developed for home use. Expect to see the new device launch first in the United Kingdom followed by a global launch in March. Users will also have an option between either a WiFi only model or a 3G model.