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Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 10.1-inch

Mobile World Congress may not officially start until February 27th, but it seems that Samsung just couldn't wait any longer to begin taking the wraps off of some of its new devices. Tonight the company announced a new 10.1-inch version of the Galaxy Tab 2 to compliment the 7-inch model that was introduced earlier this month.

Several of the specs for the 10.1-inch Galaxy Tab 2 are similar to the 7-incher, meaning you're looking at a 1GHz dual-core processor, 3-megapixel camera, VGA front-facing shooter and Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich beneath Samsung's TouchWiz UI. The 10.1-inch slate also packs a 1280x800 display, 16/32GB storage, 7,000mAh battery and optional HSPA+ connectivity. Samsung says the Galaxy Tab 2 series will begin their global rollout in the U.K. this March.

Alongside the 10.1-inch Galaxy Tab 2, Samsung also announced the Galaxy Beam, which features a built-in 15 lumens projector that can produce an image up to 50 inches wide. Other features of the Galaxy Beam include a 4-inch 800x480 display, 1GHz dual-core CPU, 5-megapixel camera, 1.3-megapixel shooter around front, 8GB storage, HSPA connectivity and a 2,000mAh battery in a body that's 12.5mm thick. A combo of Android 2.3 Gingerbread and TouchWiz can be found running the show on the Galaxy Beam.

So what do you all make of Samsung's new devices? The specs found on the new 10.1-inch version of the Galaxy Tab 2 may not be quite as high-end as some folks may have liked, but it's worth noting that we've heard that a Galaxy Note 10.1 may be in the works, so those of you in the market for a new tablet may want to keep an eye out for that device. As for the Galaxy Beam, well, its built-in projector makes it a unique little handset, and it'd be interesting to see the quality of the images that the projector cranks out. As usual, we've got the full press releases for both of these new devices ready and waiting for you down below.

Samsung Galaxy Beam

Samsung's new GALAXY Tab 2 series offers optimal multimedia experiences in life

February 26, 2012

Samsung introduces its first line-up of tablets for 2012 with the launch of the GALAXY Tab 2 series, expanding the choice of tablets to customers. The GALAXY Tab 2 series includes a 7” version and a 10.1” version. Starting from UK, the GALAXY Tab 2 series will be launched in global market from March.

The GALAXY Tab 2 series is available in 3G and WiFi versions, as well as in 7” and 10.1” variants. 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.

The GALAXY Tab 2 series is exhibited at Samsung stand (Hall 8), Mobile World Congress 2012. For multimedia content and more detailed information, please visitwww.samsungmobilepress.com.

Samsung GALAXY Tab 2 (7.0) Product Specifications

Network

HSPA+ 21Mbps 850/900/1900/2100

Processor

1 GHz Dual-Core Processor

Display

7” WSVGA(1024x600) PLS TFT

OS

Android 4.0(Ice Cream Sandwich)

Camera

Main(Rear): 3 Megapixel Camera

Sub(Front): VGA for Video Call

Video

Codec: MPEG4, H.263, H.264, VC-1, DivX, WMV7, WMV8, WMV9, VP8

Format: 3GP, ASF, AVI, MP4, WMV, FLV, MKV, WebM

Playback/ Recording: Full HD@30fps, HD@30fps

Audio

Codec: MP3, AAC, AC-3, AMR, FLAC, MID, WMA, WAV, OGG

Music Player with SoundAlive

3.5mm Ear Jack

Value-added Features

Samsung TouchWiz/ Samsung L!ve Panel

Samsung Apps

Samsung Hub*

- Readers Hub/ Music Hub/ Game Hub/ Video Hub

Samsung Hub Widget*

- Music Hub/ Game Hub/ Video Hub

Samsung S Suggest* (App recommendation service)

Samsung ChatON mobile communication service

Samsung AllShare Play*

Samsung Kies / Samsung Kies air

GoogleTM Mobile Services

- Android Market™, Gmail™, YouTube™, Google Maps™,

Syncing with Google Calendar™, Google Search, Google +

Polaris document editor

 A-GPS, Glonass

Connectivity

Bluetooth technology v 3.0

USB 2.0 Host

Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Wi-Fi Direct

Sensor

Accelerometer, Digital compass, Light

Proximity(* Available on 3G version only)

Memory

8/16/32GB User memory + 1GB (RAM)

microSD (up to 32GB)

Dimension

193.7 x 122.4 x 10.5 mm, 345g

Battery

Standard battery, Li-ion 4,000mAh

* Availability and launching time of the services may differ by region.

* All functionality, features, specifications and other product information provided in this document including, but not limited to, the benefits, design, pricing, components, performance, availability, and capabilities of the product are subject to change without notice or obligation.

Samsung GALAXY Tab 2 (10.1) Product Specifications

Network

HSPA+ 21Mbps  850/900/1900/2100

Processor

1 GHz Dual-Core Processor

Display

10.1” WXGA(1280x800) PLS TFT

OS

Android 4.0(Ice Cream Sandwich)

Camera

Main(Rear): 3 Megapixel Camera

Sub(Front): VGA for Video Call

Video

Codec: MPEG4, H.264. H.263, VC-1, DivX, WMV7, WMV8, WMV9, VP8

Format: 3GP, ASF, AVI, MP4, WMV, FLV, MKV, WebM

Playback/ Recording: Full HD@30fps, HD@30fps

Audio

Codec: MP3, AAC, AC-3, AMR, FLAC, MID, WMA, WAV, OGG

Music Player with SoundAlive

3.5mm Ear Jack

Value-added Features

Samsung TouchWiz / Samsung L!ve Panel

Samsung Apps

Samsung Hub

- Readers Hub/ Music Hub/ Game Hub/ Video Hub

Samsung Hub Widget*

- Music Hub/ Game Hub/ Video Hub

Samsung S Suggest* (App recommendation service)

Samsung ChatON mobile communication servicea

Samsung AllShare Play

Samsung Kies / Samsung Kies air

GoogleTM Mobile Services

- Android Market™, Gmail™, YouTube™, Google Maps™,

 Syncing with Google Calendar™, Google Search, Google +

Polaris document editor

 A-GPS, Glonass

Connectivity

Bluetooth technology v 3.0

USB 2.0 Host

Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Wi-Fi Direct

Sensor

Accelerometer, Digital compass, Light

Memory

16/32GB User memory + 1GB (RAM)

microSD (up to 32GB)

Dimension

 256.6 x 175.3 x 9.7 mm , 588g

Battery

Standard battery, Li-ion 7,000 mAh

 * Availability and launching time of the services may differ by region.

* All functionality, features, specifications and other product information provided in this document including, but not limited to, the benefits, design, pricing, components, performance, availability, and capabilities of the product are subject to change without notice or obligation


Share the Fun with Samsung GALAXY Beam

February 26, 2012

Samsung’s projector smartphone offers unforgettable shared experience for playing multimedia content anytime, anywhere

Barcelona – February 26, 2012 – Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd, a global leader in digital media and digital convergence technologies, today introduced Samsung GALAXY Beam, the projector smartphone that allows users to display and share multimedia content anywhere on a large luminous projector screen.

GALAXY Beam lets users spontaneously share photos, videos or other digital media with family or friends by beaming content stored on the device directly onto walls, ceilings or improvised flat surfaces, so that everyone can share the fun without the need to huddle around smartphone or pad-sized screens. GALAXY Beam’s ultra-bright 15 lumens projector allows users to freely share life’s memorable moments instantly and in crisp clarity, even in outdoor environments.

“GALAXY Beam provides mobile freedom, enabling a unique shared experience around digital content for everyone—anywhere and instantly—from a smartphone as slim and portable as any on the market,” said JK Shin, President of IT & Mobile Communications Division at Samsung Electronics.

“GALAXY Beam is a device borne out of Samsung’s insight and innovation, demonstrating Samsung’s commitment to providing extraordinary experiences for consumers with products that let them express and fulfill themselves.”

Video clips, maps, business information, games - a whole range of multimedia content can be beamed instantly by GALAXY Beam on a crisp, high-definition projection up to 50’’ wide. The device features a projector-dedicated application which makes it easy to select content and activate projection in a few simple steps.

Add a dose of ambience or entertainment to a friends’ gathering by transforming any household room or outdoor deck into an instant mini home-theater, projecting full-screen video clips on a ceiling or wall for common sharing, at the touch of a button. Or capture your favorite holiday moments using the GALAXY Beam’s 5MP camera, then display a full photo slideshow to family members on a dining room wall while playing accompanying music straight from the device, so that everyone shares the experience.  

For young users who depend on constant, immediate socializing of digital content and entertainment, GALAXY Beam introduces a new way of sharing. It becomes much more than a phone—a handy digital tool, deployable anywhere, which can add visual entertainment to a simple street gathering, set the mood for a small party, or simply turn life’s moments into something personally and immediately sharable. With GALAXY Beam, a birthday or anniversary party can be enlivened in seconds by sharing YouTube or Hulu music videos straight onto a ceiling or door. Likewise, students can collectively share videos or study-work in any dormitory room or student lounge, turning group study into a whole new interactive experience right from a desk table or from the palm of their hands. GALAXY Beam is also ideal for action-packed interactive gaming: Users can upload their own games or choose from over 1,000 games available via Game Hub, Samsung’s dedicated virtual gaming store, then project games to co-players or observers to turn gaming into an unbeatably interactive, shared experience. Additionally, GALAXY Beam is convenient tool for mid-sized business workers. An estate agent can beam images of candidate properties to customers as they tour them; or an architect can display draft concepts or designs to co-workers on the spot at a building site or public location.  

Despite featuring a full built-in projector, the GALAXY Beam does not compromise on style or portability, measuring just 12.5mm thick and featuring an elegant, ergonomic design. It runs on Android 2.3 Gingerbread which is powered by an impressive 1.0GHz dual-core processor, ensuring great versatility and a highly responsive user interface. An impressive 8GB of internal memory allows ample multimedia storage without compromises, and a powerful 2000 mAh battery ensures greater display power and content freedom.   

The GALAXY Beam is exhibited at Samsung stand (Hall 8), Mobile World Congress 2012. For multimedia content and more detailed information, please visitwww.samsungmobilepress.com.


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