The Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 (10.1) was announced without much fanfare at the MWC expo last month, and we even had a jolly hands-on time with it, as well as with its smaller sibling, the Galaxy Tab 2 (7.0). It is coming as a slightly downgraded 10-incher from Samsung, for the sake of affordability, and we have a preview unit to check out in the office.
Did the allegedly lower price tag than the Galaxy Tab 10.1 made Samsung's new tablet compromise with its hardware and design features? Read on our quick preview of the non-final unit to know roughly what to expect when it launches...
The Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 (10.1) comes at 0.38” (9.7mm) - a wee bit thicker than the Galaxy Tab 10.1, but not by much and is still a very slim and easy to hold tablet. “Affordable” is not associated with premium materials as a principle, and the Tab 2 does indeed sport an all-plastic construction, which is, however, pretty sturdy in our prototype – no creases or squeaking sounds.