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Samsung has just unwrapped its new Galaxy Tab 2 device, a 7-inch slate powered by Google's Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) platform. It's the first of Samsung's 2012 tablet lineup and it brings a 1GHz dual-core processor to the 7-inch party, along with 1GB of RAM, a 1024x600 PLS (Plane-to-Line-Switching) TFT display, and of course a heaping scoop of TouchWiz.
Depending on its price tag, which Samsung hasn't yet announced, the Galaxy Tab 2 will go up against Amazon's Kindle Fire ($199), Barnes & Noble's Nook Tablet ($249), and every other competing 7-inch slate. The Galaxy Tab 2 comes comparatively well spec'd with dual cameras (3MP rear-facing and VGA front-facing), HSPA+ 2.1Mbps support, 802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi, optional 3G, USB 2.0, Bluetooth v3.0, 8GB/16GB/32GB of internal storage, a microSD card slot, various content hubs, and a 4,000mAh battery.
"Two years ago, Samsung Galaxy Tab began to offer customers more possibilities on the go. Since then, Samsung has actively enhanced our tablet line-up with several tablets in different sizes," said JK Shin, President of IT & Mobile Communications Division at Samsung Electronics. "The new Galaxy Tab 2 (7.0) will provide people with delighted multimedia experience and allow efficient communication."
While the price is a mystery, Samsung did say it will launch the Galaxy Tab 2 in the global market in March.