Aesthetic comparisons to the well-established iPad will be inevitable as the tablet market gets ever more saturated, so where the now official 10-inch Galaxy Tab 10.1 hopes to compete is on the inside. Let's take a peek.
First of all, forget "Galaxy Tab 2." Doesn't exist! The name's Galaxy Tab 10.1. So sterile! So accurate, given this guy's dimensions.
Although the Tab 10.1 is in fact a quarter pound lighter than its Apple competitor at 567 grams, what's going on inside marks the biggest difference. Android's made-for-tablets Honeycomb OS and a Tegra 2 processor make this dual-core tablet go go go, while everything is presented to the user via a 10.1" WXGA TFT LCD display with 1280 x 800 resolution.
Nitty gritty specs from Samsung follow. Samsung told us in their release that they are not final and could change without warning, like New England weather or a loved one's mood on Valentine's Day:
Network HSPA+ 21Mbps 850/900/1900/2100
OS Android 3.0 (Honeycomb)
Display 10.1" 1280 x 800 (WXGA) TFT
Processor 1GHz Dual Core application processor
Camera Main(Rear): 8.0-Mega Pixel Camera AF with LED Flash
Front: 2.0-Mega Pixel Camera
Video Format :MPEG4/H263/H264
Playback : 1080p FullHD Video @ 30fps
Recording : 1080p FullHD Video @ 24fps
Audio MP3, AAC, AAC+, eAAC+, OGG, MIDI, AMR-NB/WB
3.5mm Ear Jack, Stereo Speaker
Value-added Features Android Market™ for more applications and contents
Android UI / Android Browser
Google Mobile Service : Google™ Talk Video Chat, Google™ Maps, etc
Connectivity Bluetooth® technology v 2.1 + EDR
WiFi 802.11 (a/b/g/n)
Sensor Gyroscope, Accelerometer, Digital Compass, Proximity
Size 246.2 x 170.4 x 10.9mm (599g)