Samsung launches next generation of mobile tablets –
GALAXY Tab 2 10.1 and 7.0 in Hong Kong
Samsung's first Android 4.0 mobile tablet series to realize the unparalleled mobile life experience
HONG KONG – May 16, 2012 – The world’s leading consumer electronics brand Samsung Electronics Hong Kong Limited launched the new generation of GALAXY Tab 2 10.1 and GALAXY Tab 2 7.0 - Samsung’s first two tablets that run on Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich operating system. With powerful hardware configurations and functions, the new GALAXY Tab 2 series pushes the mobile tablet experience to a higher level.
“For the last two years, we launched Samsung's first mobile tablet GALAXY Tab and have provided the new possibilities of mobile communications to our users. Subsequently, Samsung also introduced a wide range of mobile tablets to meet the needs of different users. GALAXY Tab 2 is our next generation of mobile tablets, as well as Samsung’s first two tablets that run on Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich operating system. The tablets now adapt superior hardware configurations that provide users with a seamless and richer experience in multimedia mobile communications. Users can build their own entertainment platform or workshop at anytime and anywhere,” said Yiyin Zhao, Product Marketing Director at Samsung Electronics Hong Kong Limited.
Android 4.0 unique experiences
Samsung GALAXY Tab 2 10.1 and GALAXY Tab 2 7.0 mobile tablet, running on Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich operating system, bring a brand new user interface and more diversified functions which upgrades the overall mobile tablet experience. The brand new task and program management user interface allows all running applications to be viewed simultaneously, and simply by sweeping an application to the side will enable you to close the running application. The GALAXY Tab 2 series, which run Android 4.0, has a built-in data usage control system that allows users to easily keep track of and manage on usage.
In addition, all of the Android 4.0 applications are applicable to both the GALAXY Tab 2 and smartphones that run on Android 4.0, allowing users to enjoy a wider variety of applications and entertainment experience. The GALAXY Tab 2 mobile tablet series support advanced photo and video editing tools and panorama mode shooting, in which users can enjoy the unique entertainment experience for mobile tablets.
Voice call and powerful hardware configurations
GALAXY Tab 2 10.1 and GALAXY Tab 2 7.0 come with 10.1 inch 1280x800 WXGA PLS and 7 inch 1024x600 WSVGA PLS screens. Both devices include voice and video call functions, which allows users to feel like they share the same space with their friends and family. GALAXY Tab 2 10.1 and 7.0 use 1GHz dual-core processors, enhancing the overall work and entertainment speed and allowing faster and smoother experience.
Whether browsing the web, watching high-definition multimedia videos or editing complex images, GALAXY Tab 2 makes it handy and easy to cope with high-performance programs. GALAXY Tab 2 mobile tablet series also has a MicroSD card slot, allowing users to store more multimedia content, and retain and relive moments at any time.
Integration of rich content and instant sharing of fun
A number of pre-loaded Google applications including Google+™, Google Search™, Google Maps™ and other exciting Google™ services provide users an extremely rich content which allows them to enjoy endless fun with their families. Samsung’s exclusive TOUCHWiZ interface follows more closely to users’ needs. With Mini Apps shortcut programs, users can enable common functions such as calendar, message centre, call, music player, memo, calculator or task manager etc., all simply through a touch of soft key without having to switch the screen. Users may also enjoy the experience of multifunctional operations and even edit or delete mini apps as they wish. Users can use the AllShare™ function through the DLNA and connect wireless networks to television, computer or audio devices to play pictures, high-definition videos and music on GALAXY Tab 2.
Samsung GALAXY Tab 2 also provides a wide range of content, including Readers Hub and Game Hub; both restless and quiet users can now build a personal entertainment platform on GALAXY Tab 2. Users can download a wide range of applications through Samsung’s exclusive Samsung Apps store, including Samsung’s own cross-platform SMS system ChatOn, which allows users to communicate with friends and family on an unrestricted platform. They can send text messages, chat in groups, broadcast messages, and also share pictures, videos and other multimedia content and stay connected with friends and family.
Samsung Apps featured apps
Samsung GALAXY Tab 2 10.1 and GALAXY Tab 2 7.0 users can enjoy more exclusive services than other Android smart devices, since they can download a wide range of applications from Samsung’s exclusive Samsung Apps store. This includes:
GALAXY Tab 2 10.1 selected applications and exclusive offers from Samsung Apps:
• “Headline Daily” HD version: Through Samsung’s mobile tablet with a new interface to read the entire “Headline Daily”, browse it page-by-page or jump the page to visit the instant news column or review old news, just like having an actual copy of newspaper in hand
• “Economic Digest”: With 30 years of experience in the financial markets, analyzes the stocks, commodities, foreign exchange and other investment markets every week, and provides the most updated news on investment strategy
• NM+ eMag: Hong Kong’s most powerful electronic magazine: Provides men and women’s trendiest information and features. The layout is particularly designed for the Samsung mobile tablet and has many advanced interactive functions, such as Trendy things at 360 degrees, the trendy button, instant broadcast films etc. The content is updated weekly every Friday, and Samsung mobile tablet users can download it for free.
• 24Reader Electronic Magazine for Tablet: The new interface is designed specifically for Samsung mobile tablet, has more than 5,000 copies of the latest and most popular Hong Kong, Taiwanese, Japanese books and magazines, New books available every day to create the most powerful electronic book platform.
• ESET Mobile Security: Combines the powerful detection of the ESET scan engine, advanced anti-trash messages and anti-theft system, and provides mobile real-time protection. Free download is available to Samsung users only before September 30, 2012.
• Centraline Mortgage: Collects all the information regarding mortgages throughout Hong Kong and provides free mortgage referral services! The main features include: home ownership budget, mortgage calculator, provides mortgage offers and encyclopedia, allowing you to follow closely after the mortgage market
GALAXY Tab 2 7.0 selected applications and exclusive offers from Samsung Apps:
• Angry Birds Space: Brand new version of Angry Birds Space, takes you out of the earth and into the universe! The game contains 60 Star checkpoints, with the weightlessness of the space and the planet’s gravity, making each control of the attack more challenging!
• UltiMaze Ultimate Maze: The 3-D maze game that challenges your visual and senses, bringing you unique surprises! Allows you to manipulate the rolling of the ball, challenge the irregular shape of the track, and control the trapezoidal world. Free download is exclusively available for Samsung users at Samsung Apps!
• Mahjong World: Comes with the unique play that combines the characteristics of China, Taiwan and Japan and creates a whole new mahjong game mentality.
• Chinese Idiom Quiz: Want to know how familiar you are with the Chinese idioms? Challenge the “Chinese Idiom Quiz” which includes more than 100 commonly used idioms and phrases, completing the blanks with single idiom phrases.
• 60 Second Word Challenge: Answer the questions within 60 seconds, or contain to the Samsung Smart TV via mobile phone to access multiplayer mode, it’s exciting and challenging!
• Fatina Monument Travel by Chocolate Rain: Fatina takes you on a tour to see Hong Kong’s most unique heritage attractions! Includes Hong Kong heritage illustrations and a full range of heritage information. Also comes with local style postcards to send the message of love at anytime.
Availability and suggested retail prices
Samsung GALAXY Tab 2 10.1 and GALAXY Tab 2 7.0 will be available by the end of May, and the suggested selling prices is to be confirmed.
About Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. is a global leader in semiconductor, telecommunication, digital media and digital convergence technologies with 2011 consolidated sales of US$143.1 billion. Employing approximately 206,000 people in 197 offices across 72 countries, the company operates two separate organizations to coordinate its nine independent business units: Digital Media & Communications, comprising Visual Display, Mobile Communications, Telecommunication Systems, Digital Appliances, IT Solutions, and Digital Imaging; and Device Solutions, consisting of Memory, System LSI and LED. Recognized for its industry-leading performance across a range of economic, environmental and social criteria, Samsung Electronics was named the world’s most sustainable technology company in the 2011 Dow Jones Sustainability Index. For more information, please visit www.samsung.com.