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Samsung to launch two NEW and AFFORDABLE Galaxy Tabs

Last updated on: April 13, 2012 18:42 IST

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Rahul Gupta and Samir Makwana, The Mobile Indian

Samsung has formally announced its second generation tablets -- Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 for $250 (Rs 12,850 approximately) and Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 for $400 (Rs 20,570 approximately) -- in the USA.

As of now there are no fixed dates for these tablets to arrive in India but we are expecting an announcement in this regard in coming weeks.

These new Galaxy Tab 2 series tablets are based on Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich and will sport Samsung's own TouchWiz user interface richness on it.

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Image: Since Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 and Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 are yet to be launced, all pictures used here are only for representational purpose


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The Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 is the successor to the Galaxy Tab 7.0 and will be available from $249 (Rs 12,850 approximately) onwards. The Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 is the successor of the Galaxy Tab 10.1 is priced at $400 (Rs 20,570 approximately) onwards.

The new Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 series is the best possible iteration of the first generation Galaxy Tab series tablets. These will be available in two different variations in terms of screen size.

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However, Samsung has been bit hush about the processors used in these tablets.

The Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 features a 7-inch touchscreen display and houses a dual-core 1 GHz Samsung Exynos 4210 mobile processor coupled with 1 GB RAM.

However, the hardware configuration in terms of processor might differ from region to region.

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The display of the 7-inch tablet is a most recent PLS (Plane to Line Switching) capacitive touchscreen featuring WSVGA (1024x600) pixel resolution which is similar to many 7-inch tablets including BlackBerry PlayBook.

Bearing under 10.5 mm slim form factor, the Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 tablet will be one of the first tablets from Samsung to run Android 4.0 ICS with TouchWiz 4.0 UI and LivePanels UX. This tablet will also feature a modest 3 megapixel camera at the back and a VGA camera in the front for video call.

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Samsung is reportedly set to launch its new Android ICS based tablet -- Galaxy tab 2 10.1, on May 13 in the USA for $399.99 or Rs 20,000 approximately. According to Lilliputing.com, the tablet will be making its global appearance in the following weeks.

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The Galaxy Tab 2, 10.1 features a dual core 1 GHz Processor coupled with a 1 GB of DDR 2 RAM for better multitasking and performance in applications.

The tab 2 features the all new PLS (Plane to line switching) technology based display - this technology allows the screen to display better colours, contrast and even wider screen viewing angles than the existing IPS technology based displays.

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The 10.1-inch display features a capacitive touch and a 1204 x 800 pixel native resolution.

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The tablet features HSPA+ 3G connectivity allowing it to get data download speeds of up to 21 Megabits per second which will come in real handy while accessing social media websites or while sharing content on various websites online.

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The Galaxy Tab 2, 10.1 features a 3 megapixel rear camera capable of video recording in HD 720p resolution besides a VGA camera for video conferencing and video calling.

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