Samsung Galaxy Tab, Samsung, which had accepted earlier its inability in making a great impact on the tablet market, is trying hard to bounce back. The Korean company has recently launched a series of low-cost tablets.
The latest addition to Samsung’s already overflowing Galaxy Tab edition is the Galaxy Tab 2 7.0. This new tab, however, is the company’s first tablet to be shipped with the latest Ice Cream Sandwich OS. The latest tablet has striking resemblance with its predecessors 7.0 Plus (and with almost all of them) as far as the looks and designs, buttons and ports go but the new tab features a front-facing camera with VGA resolution and a dual-core TI OMAP processor that clocks at a lower 1GHz.
Although we feel Samsung could have done much better with the latest 7.0 slate, the tablet’s reasonable pricing ($249.99) can still be a threat to all the low-cost tablets like Amazon Kindle Fire and Barnes and Noble Nook tablet.
Kindle Fire already enjoys an enviable fan base, but can Samsung’s latest Galaxy Tab 2 own the same glory?
More will be known once Samsung rolls out the tablet (it’s slated for an April release) but for now, we compare the two big shots in the low cost tablet market to predict the battle of the coming days.
Display and Design: Even the biggest Fire fan will accept that Fire’s design is anything but original. The Amazon tablet has directly inspired from the BlackBerry PlayBook and has drawn some fair amount of inspiration from Galaxy Tab 7.0 Plus too.
The 7-inch is a simple black rectangle device which measures 7.5 x 4.7 x .45 inches (HWD) with a high gloss screen that comes with 1024 x 600 screen resolution capabilities at 169 ppi and the device weighs 0.91 pounds.
The Galaxy tab looks sturdy but slim. The device measures 7.6 x 4.8 x 0.41 inches and weighs 0.76 pounds, a little thinner and lighter than the Kindle Fire. The Galaxy Tab 2 retains the 1024 x 600 pixel TFT LCD display of Galaxy Tab 7.0 Plus.
Processor: Galaxy Tab 2 is powered by a dual-core 1GHz processor and 1 GB RAM. The processor is a less-powerful one compared to that of the dual-core 1.2GHz processor of the Galaxy Tab 7.0 Plus.