The Samsung Galaxy just got a new star, the Samsung Galaxy Tab 2.0. The device was announced yesterday and enters a market fraught with tablet and smartphone wars. Samsung have, however, built on top of the success of the Galaxy Tab 1.0 and brought a device that is tuned up to compete fairly effectively with other tablets in the 7″ range.
For starters, the device will sport a 7 inch VGA TFT screen although many thought it would ship with an AMOLED screen. The screen nevertheless manages 16 million colours and an effective pixel resolution of 1024×600. The device will run a 1GHz dual processor equipped with the Android 4.0 ICS operating system. The tablet will have 1GB of RAM and an expandable internal memory of up to 64GB.
It will also come with a 3MP rear-facing camera and a front-facing VGA camera for photo dialling with fairly good video recording at 30fps at a resolution of 1080 pixels. Samsung will be pushing more of their on-board apps through the inclusion of value added services such as Samsung S Suggest, an app recommendation service, Samsung ChatON and AllShare Play.
The device comes into the market at a time when its siblings are undergoing tough times in the form of court cases seeking to ban the sale of Samsung’s smartphones in markets controlled by Apple. The new Tab is however not very different from the previous Galaxy Tab and so should continue to enjoy the good success it has had so far. The onus is now on Amazon, which is planning to launch a new Kindle device some time in the middle of the year.
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