SINGAPORE, 14 June 2012 – Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd, a global leader in digital media and digital convergence technologies, today announced that the GALAXY Tab 2 (10.1) 3G and GALAXY Tab 2 (7.0) 3G will be available in Singapore, on 16 June and 23 June respectively.
GALAXY Tab 2 series is available in 3G and Wi-Fi versions. Light and portable, the GALAXY Tab 2 (7.0) is the ideal personal on-the-go device; while the larger GALAXY Tab 2 (10.1) is well-suited for home and family use.
Samsung’s first Android 4.0 Tablets
Samsung’s first Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich)-powered tablets offers a variety of new and improved Android OS features. An upgraded Android Market enables access to more than 400,000 applications which can be enjoyed across phones or tablets. Furthermore, a more intuitive user interface includes the ability to swipe-control applications as well as a wholly redesigned app gallery for easier sharing of content. The new OS’s vastly faster performance and response times across multiple applications is further enhanced by HSPA+ 21Mbps or WiFi connectivity.
Additionally, Android 4.0 includes a selection of embedded Google applications that enables users to quickly launch sites and applications that they use frequently. Meanwhile, the innovative Face Unlock feature unlocks the tablet through unique facial recognition software.
A complete experience with enriched multimedia content
GALAXY Tab 2 Series offer users easy multimedia access, playback and sharing experiences with Samsung Hub services. Samsung’s Music Hub provides a full music store solution with access to over 17 million tracks. Additionally, the Readers Hub provides the user with access to over 2.3 million e-books, 3,500 magazines and over 2,000 newspapers in 51 languages, while Game Hub instantly connects users to the latest game titles.
Complementing the GALAXY Tab 2 Series multimedia offering is Samsung’s upgraded Touchwiz user interface that features Hub widgets for one-step access to users’ content in Hubs. The device also presents S Suggest, a new service offering recommendations of apps suited to users’ tastes directly on a home screen.
GALAXY Tab 2 Series superb multimedia experience is further boosted by Samsung’s AllShare, a content-sharing service that allows users to search for and play video, photo, and music files freely across their GALAXY Tab 2 Series from PCs and other Samsung smart devices – such as PC, TV, mobile phone, and digital camera – by using the local network for streaming playback.
Better Communication Capabilities
Connecting socially has never been easier with its built-in powerful communication capabilities. With the voice call capability, the GALAXY Tab 2 Series can be used just as easily as a phone, affording users the handy convenience of a second device in case they misplace their primary phone. It also lets users spontaneously arrange multi-party video calls via Google+ hangouts, as well as engage in group chats or micro-communities to collectively chat or share content. In addition, ChatON, Samsung’s cross-platform communication service, connects all phone users of any platform into a single community. ChatON uses phone numbers instead of ID and passwords, and provides easy instant messaging and group chatting in various formats—images, video, voice, contacts—to make messaging simple and intuitive.
Pricing and Availability
The GALAXY Tab 2 (10.1) 3G will be available at S$798 (inclusive of GST) without line contract on 16 June 2012. The GALAXY Tab 2 (7.0) 3G will be available at S$598 (inclusive of GST) without line contract on 23 June 2012. Pricing and availability of the Wi-Fi versions for the GALAXY Tab 2 series will be announced closer to the launch date.