Samsung has introduced its second Android tablet, the Dual-Core Galaxy 10.1. Samsung previously released the 7-inch Galaxy Tab (Galaxy S II), but the new Galaxy Tab.10.1 features a 10.1 WXGA (1280×800) touch screen and runs the newest Android 3.0 Honeycomb, as its operation system. The Galaxy 10.1 uses a Google Experience Device interface, opposed to Samsung’s custom UI, TouchWiz. The change is expects to smooth over new OS updates.
Samsung’s Galaxy 10.1 is powered wih Nvidia’s Tegra 2 chipset, which greatly increases performance for faster web browsing, faster games, and an overall better performance compared to the Galaxy S II. The new chipset also supports 1080p HD video recording as well as 2 cameras, an 8-megapixel on the back side, and a 2-megapixel on the front for video conferencing.
The Galaxy 10.1 will be capable of a 21Mbps data transfer rate, with built-in Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 2.1 capabilities. The Tab 10.1 weighs a mere 1.32 pounds, and Samsung brags that it ranks amongst the thinnest and lightest tablets available. Samsung also incorporated a texture on the back with grooves where you can place your hands when using the landscape mode. Samsung says, the Galaxy 10.1 is by far a much better experience compared to its Galaxy II.
Two models will be available, 16MB and 32MB versions, both set for an April release. Samsung has not released an official price, but expects the Galaxy 10.1 to beat its primary competitor, the Motorola Xoom.