Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 hands-on photos: One of the first ICS tablets

Samsung is showing off more tablets than almost any other manufacturer at the Mobile World Congress trade show here in Barcelona, but they all look oddly similar. Yesterday, we wrote about the Galaxy Note 10.1 and one of its biggest issues is that it’s almost identical to the Galaxy Tab 2 10.1. Strange numbering and design cloning issues aside, the Tab 2 is a solid 10-inch tablet, and one of the first to get an upgrade to Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich). Most of Samsung’s user interface flourishes (Live Panels) have made the leap from Android 3.0 (Honeycomb) as well as a few new upgrades like S-Pen support and some new widgets. These pictures show some of the new features and design of the upcoming tablet.

On the inside, it has typical hardware: a 1GHz dual-core processor, 1GB of RAM, a 3MP rear camera, and a 2MP front camera.

Pricing and exact launch details have not been worked out yet, but Samsung reps tell me that it will be priced cheaper than the Galaxy Note 10.1. We’re hoping for a $300 or less price point, but it will most likely cost in the $400 to $600 range.

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