Samsung’s first tablet series featuring Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich), the Galaxy Tab 2 was announced in February this year. Two devices, one of 7 inches and another of 10 inches were announced at the time.
It has a 1 GHz processor which is supported by 1 GB of RAM. Its display features the new PLS (Plane to Line Switching) technology and has a resolution of 1024×600 pixels. On the connectivity front it supports HSPA+ network (3G) which offers upto a maximum of 21 Mbps. It has a 3 MP camera at the back and a VGA camera at the front. Apart from the regular old GPS, it also features the Russian GLONASS satellite tracking for postition-tracking. It has a rather large battery which stores 4000 mAh. It will be available in variants of WiFi only and WiFi+3G and with memory options of 8 GB, 16 GB and 32 GB. It will also feature the new Google Play store, which was launched recently.
Looking at the specifications it does feel like a standard tablet that should be able to deliver quite well. Anyway, it is set to launch in India and other South-West Asian markets in April. It should cost about 23,000/- for the basic configuration on launch. Samsung already as about 40% market share in the tablet-market in India. This new addition would strengthen their hold even more.
Here is the press release from Samsung-
SAMSUNG EXPANDS ITS POPULAR GALAXY TAB RANGE
Offering unparalleled multimedia and multi-tasking abilities, consumers now have more possibilities on the go
BANGKOK, Thailand – March 18, 2012 – Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd, a leading mobile device provider, today unveiled Samsung GALAXY Tab 2 310 expanding its popular GALAXY range.
The new seven inch device encompasses Samsung’s vision to offer a variety of choices to match the varied needs and lifestyles of consumers. the GALAXY Tab 2 310 will be available in South West Asia from April.
Samsung’s first Android 4.0-powered tablet features new and improved Android OS features. This includes Google PlayTM, your new hub for more than 450,000 applications, as well as improved web browsing, faster response times and a more intuitive UI with upgraded swipe control applications. The device’s new operating system is further enhanced by HSPA+ 21Mbps or WiFi connectivity.
Samsung’s Readers Hub gives users access to more than 2 million e-books, 3,500 magazines in 25 languages and more than 2,000 newspapers in 51 languages, while the Game Hub instantly connects users to the latest game titles. The GALAXY Tab 2 310 is powered by a 1GHz dual core processor that makes it a true powerhouse for multimedia downloading and sharing. The GALAXY Tab 2 310 can also access content from the cloud via AllShare Play, which allows content to be transferred between the tablet and other devices.
Beyond content, the GALAXY Tab 2 310 features WiFi Direct and built-in social networking features such as ChatON, Samsung’s unique cross-platform communication service which makes connecting and sharing socially easier than ever. Weighing at only 345 grams, the GALAXY Tab 2 310 is fully equipped with mobile voice call feature which enables users to communicate freely with great portability