As far as product launches go, the 10-inch Galaxy Tab 2′s debut was relatively discreet. Announced with little fanfare, it’s not even on display in Samsung’s booth here at Mobile World Congress; you’ll have to talk your way into a private room if you want a shot at getting hands-on.
And we can see why: with a 1280 x 800 display, 1GHz dual-core processor and 3-megapixel rear camera, its specs are nearly identical to what you’ll find in last year’s Galaxy Tab 10.1. Sure, it has a redesigned back cover and ships with Android 4.0, but otherwise, it’s the same tablet. But with the new Galaxy Note tablet replacing the original 10.1 as Samsung’s premier 10-inch tablet, the new 10.1 could be the budget-friendly option its predecessor wasn’t. So does it hold promise as a mid-range tab? It’ll be impossible to say until we know the price, but watch our hands-on video after the break and decide for yourselves just how much you’d pay for this thing.
Joseph Volpe contributed to this report.
Gallery: Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 (10.1) hands-on