The Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 has just popped in at the website of the Federal Communications Commission or the FCC. The device is the successor of Samsung’s first 7-inch Android tablet, the Samsung Galaxy Tab.
Earlier, it was reported that the device would be launched first in Europe. Meanwhile, it had been unclear if it would be available in the United States. Now, with the FCC approval, it is clear the device would be making it to the U.S. market, although the actual date for this is still unknown.
The FCC confirmation verifies that the device will be compatible with Verizon’s Wireless LTE Network, insinuating that the device has a great chance of being offered by this carrier. Also, FCC has tested its 802.11 b/g/n Wi-Fi Broadcom radio and Bluetooth 3.0 connectivity.
This tablet is the South Korean company’s latest attempt to expand its line of Android tablets. Appearance-wise, it looks somewhat like the Tab 7.0 Plus, although there are minute differences that will be spotted by Samsung tablet experts.
This particular model sports a 7-inch screen with a resolution of 1024 x 600 pixels. Under the hood, it runs on a dual-core processor clocked at 1 GHz and 1 GB of RAM. It is also packed with Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich. There is also a front-facing VGA shooter and a 3 megapixel rear snapper for some photo and video calling fun. The device comes in two versions in terms of storage capacities: one offers 16 GB while the other has 32 GB. The tablet is powered by a 4000mAh battery. Like other Samsung products, it also features the TouchWiz UI skin which includes Samsung-branded apps such as Media Hub, Game Hub, and Media Hub.
When it finally hits market shelves, the Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 is expected to be a viable rival of Amazon’s Kindle Fire, and the upcoming smaller version of the Apple iPad. Its retail price would likely be around $250.
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