Officially unveiled back in February, Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 is slated for a March release in the UK. However, Samsung confirmed the slate would be launched worldwide within the following months.
In this regard, it looks like we’re closing to a release in the Unites States as the tablet has just been spotted at FCC
(Federal Communications Commission) by the folks over at Engadget
Even though there are no details on the tablet’s price tag and release date, it appears that Galaxy Tab 2.0 (7.0)
has been approved with AT&T’s 3G radios.
Based on the popularity of the original model, the second generation of Galaxy Tab 7.0 will probably be available in the United States through multiple carriers.
Codenamed GT-3100, the slate is expected to hit shelves within the next several weeks, though this has yet to be confirmed by Samsung.
This is one of the few tablets to offer support for GSM voice communications, SMS and MMS. In addition, the slate boasts HSPA+ and HSUPA support, along with Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 3.0 with A2DP.
Galaxy Tab 2 (7.0) is powered by a dual-core processor clocked at 1 GHz and packs 8GB of internal memory, 1GB of RAM and microSD card slot for memory expansion (up to 64GB).
Samsung also announced that two additional models would be available on the market, a 16GB variant and a 32GB version. All three will probably be launched at the same time.
As the name suggests, Galaxy Tab 2 (7.0) sports a 7-inch PLS LCD capacitive touchscreen display that supports 600 x 1024 pixels resolution. There’s also a 3-megapixel camera on the back and a secondary VGA front-facing camera for video calls.
Software-wise, the slate runs the latest Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich operating system with Samsung’s TouchWiz UX user interface on top.