Samsung has recently launched another Android based tablet device, the Galaxy Tab 2. The South Korea based company has released this new tablet to replace the older Galaxy Tab 7.0 Plus which was quite popular. The most striking feature of the tablet is the 7 inch WSVGA PLS LCD screen with a resolution of 1024X600 pixels. The Galaxy Tab 2 is also the most reasonably priced tablet device that runs on the latest Android Ice Cream Sandwich platform (in fact, it’s one of the very few coming with ICS). Customers can choose between two models that offer either 16 GB or 32 GB of internal storage memory.
The hardware configuration of the new tablet is more or less similar to the Galaxy Tab 7.0 Plus, featuring the same LCD display, WiFi, Bluetooth, GPS, and HSPA+ connectivity as in the older model. However, the Samsung Tab 7.0 Plus beats the Tab 2 in terms of device thickness as the former has a 9.9 mm thickness as compared to the 10.5 mm thickness of the newer tablet. The Tab 2 is also expected to deliver faster performance as it is equipped with a 1.2 GHz dual core processor coupled with 1 GB of RAM compared to the Tab 7.0 Plus which came with a 1 GHz Exynos processor chip.
Downgrades are mostly in the camera department, with the Tab 2 coming with a fixed focus camera compared to the previous version’s autofocus camera. LED flash is also missing in the new version. This highly anticipated tablet from Samsung is expected to hit the markets in March and will be priced at around 300 Euros.
In other news, rival smartphone maker LG have revealed some pictures and initial specifications of the much awaited Optimus 3D 2. LG have tried to improve upon the older Optimus 3D model which was criticized heavily for its bulky frame despite its decent hardware configuration. The latest Optimus 3D 2 is almost 20 grams lighter than its predecessor and also boasts a device thickness of just 9.8 mm. It is widely speculated that the display on the Optimus 3D 2 will be an HD AH-IPS panel with an impressive 326 ppi density. According to LG, the new IPS screen produces more vivid and bright colors without compromising on battery performance.