Updated at 2:48 on Monday, February 13/2012 for changes due to more information.
Samsung unveiled a new Galaxy Tab today on their website, the Galaxy Tab 2. It’s a smaller tablet, coming at a 7″ and it is going to run Android Ice Cream Sandwich 4.0. It is going to be available in WiFi and 3G. The pricing is currently unavailable at the current moment.
This new tablet will feature a 1GHz dual-core processor (TEGRA 2) with 1GB of RAM. It is going to be around 1.5mm thinner than its predecessor, and have a 7-inch 1024-pixel-by-600-pixel PLS TFT display. It will be avaliable in 8, 16, or 32GB of memory and a 4,000 mAh li-ion battery. It features a 3.5mm headphone jack, a microSD card slot, Bluetooth 3.0, USB 2.0, 802.11 b/g/n Wi-Fi with WiFi direct and a built-in GPS on the 3G model only. The 3G version will use the HSPA+ network. It will have a front VGA camera and a rear 3MP camera.
could will feature some of Samsung’s new services.This includes Samsung’s Video Hub, Game Hub, Reader Hub and the Music Hub. It will allow users to gain access to licensed entertainment content.It will feature the AllShare play service, which allows the user to stream multimedia content to their tablet from their PCs, Samsung smartphones, and some third-party cloud devices.
Overall, this is an interesting addition to their Samsung Galaxy Tab family. However, it cannot compare to the iPad 2 at the current moment in my opinion. And with the iPad 3 around the corner, it will be interesting to see how the tablet wars are going to move ahead this year.