MWC 2012: Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 (10.1)

South Korea’s giant chaebol Samsung will unveil several new devices at the Mobile World Congress (MWC) in Barcelona this coming 27th February to 1st March. Phones and tablets will be on display for Samsung and the rest of the MWC participants. Samsung sent a press release introducing the Galaxy Tab 2 (10.1 and 7.0), and I’m going to focus on the bigger slate. All images are courtesy of Samsung.

Initially, I was excited to find out more about the Galaxy Tab 2 (10.1), but with the exception of the front facing speakers, it looks quite similar to last year’s model. The specs are almost the same as the first 10.1 tab: 1Ghz dual-core processor, 1Gb RAM, and same 1280×800 screen.  New features: HSPA+ connectivity and Ice Cream Sandwich OS… Not much else to talk about except Samsung will launch it globally next month. With Apple’s iPad outselling the Galaxy Tab in Samsung’s home turf, this does not bode well for the new 10.1 tablet.

I have the old Galaxy Tab 10.1, and I’m sort of glad the new iteration isn’t spectacular. Now I won’t be too eager to upgrade my tablet — which has served me well over the past months. I can sit back and wait for Samsung’s other offerings (I love Samsung products) for MWC, like the rumoured Galaxy Note 10.1, which might be launched tomorrow. I’ll keep an eye out for that, and let you guys know what’s what.