Samsung and Sprint to offer Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 at some point, at some price

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Today, in partnership with Sprint, Samsung announced the Galaxy Tab 2 10.1. The Tab 2 10.1 will be rocking similar specifications as the global HSPA+ version, but ship with LTE support and a faster processor. The tablet also joins the ever-growing list of new devices that have been announced with no pricing or availability.

Outside of the 10.1-inch WXGA PLS TFT 1280 x 800 display, the Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 sports a 1.5 GHz dual-core Qualcomm MSM8960 chipset, along with 1GB RAM, 3 megapixel rear-facing camera with LED flash, VGA front-facing camera, 7,000 mAh battery, and the expected WiFi, Bluetooth 4.0, and more. Unlike the HSPA+ version of the tablet, Sprint’s variant will only have 8GB of internal storage but support up to 64GB via a microSD card.

The Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 is a solid tablet, but without solid information on pricing or availability, consumers will still be shopping and waiting around. To make matters a little more tricky, the rumor of a 10 inch, Samsung-made Nexus tablet with a very high-resolution display may be enough to keep potential Tab 2 10.1 customers’ wallets closed.  That said, a 10 inch Nexus tablet doesn’t make the Tab 2 10.1 a bad choice, but just might make the customer’s choice a bit harder – depending on when said tablets are actually released.

You can find a fact sheet on the tablet below.

Anyone looking forward to the Galaxy Tab 2 10.1?

Samsung Galaxy Tab® 2 10.1
Sleek 4G LTE tablet maximizes entertainment and productivity

 

Productivity

  • ·         Android™ 4.0, Ice Cream Sandwich
  • ·         1.5GHz dual-core processor (Qualcomm MSM8960 chipset)
  • ·         Personal and business email, as well as IM through Google Talk™
  • ·         Google Mobile™ wireless services such as Google Search™, Gmail™, Google Maps™ for Android, Google Calendar™, Voice Actions and YouTube™
  • ·         3G/4G LTE mobile hotspot capability supporting up to 10 Wi-Fi enabled devices simultaneously
  • ·         Face Unlock uses state-of-the-art facial recognition technology to allow the user switch on the phone and look at it to get past the lock screen – no passwords to remember, nothing to type or swipe
  • ·         AllShare® Group Cast lets the user share a presentation or photo album in real time with multiple friends on the same Wi-Fi® network
  • ·         Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n

 

Entertainment/Personalization

  • ·         Dual cameras: 3-megapixel rear-facing camera with LED flash and video capture and a VGA front-facing camera
  • ·         Google Play™ with more than 600,000 apps, millions of songs and books and thousands of movies
  • ·         Samsung Media Hub, a full library of video and literary content powered by some of the biggest names in entertainment
  • ·         IR Blaster emulating an infrared remote control
  • ·         Samsung’s exclusive AllShare service to wirelessly share stored music, pictures and user-generated content to other DLNA (Digital Living Network Alliance) certified® home
  • ·         AllShare Play allows users to wirelessly connect to their PC, tablet or television to immediately share files, stream music, user-generated videos, photos and other DRM-free content to AllShare-enabled devices using Wi-Fi
  • ·         3.5mm stereo headset jack
  • ·         Bluetooth® 4.0

 

Specifications

  • ·         Dimensions:  10.1 inches x 6.9 inches x 0.38 inches
  • ·         Weight:  1.29 pounds
  • ·         Display: 10.1-inch WXGA PLS TFT 1280 x 800 display
  • ·         Battery: 7,000mAh Lithium-Ion battery
  • ·         Memory: 1GB RAM, 8GB ROM and microSD™ card slot supporting up to 64GB memory card

 

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