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Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 To Give iPad 2 Run For its Money?

A video of what looks like the Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 tablet has appeared online although it has yet to be confirmed by Samsung and has been blasted by some viewers as the lamest fake product video ever by some viewers.

The (short) video, which you can view below, reportedly claims that the Galaxy Tab 2 - which may be launched ahead of the iPad 2 - will keep the same form factor and will be available in black and white.

Separate rumours point to a 1024x600 pixels Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen covered with Corning's Gorilla Glass alongside a dual core ARM-based Cortex A9 processor named Orion, 3G connectivity Wi-Fi, 1GB RAM, BT3.0, up to 64GB storage and a number of built-in sensors.

Others have claimed that the tablet will come with an 8-megapixel sensor with two LED flash, 1080p video recording capabilities, a front facing 3-megapixel camera and a HDMI port for outputting on a HD-ready television set.

We suspect that the Galaxy Tab 2 and the Samsung Galaxy S2 (or whatever it will be called) will have a common hardware architecture which may, for the first time, extend to the onboard cameras.

It will be interesting to see whether Samsung opts for Gingerbread for the Galaxy Tab 2 or the Tablet-optimised Honeycomb. Expect more details to emerge at the forthcoming Mobile World Congress 2011 in Barcelona.

Désiré has been musing and writing about technology during a career spanning four decades. He dabbled in website building and web hosting when DHTML and frames were en vogue and started writing about the impact of technology on society just before the start of the Y2K hysteria at the turn of the last millennium. Following an eight-year stint at ITProPortal.com where he discovered the joys of global tech-fests, Désiré now heads up TechRadar Pro. Previously he was a freelance technology journalist at Incisive Media, Breakthrough Publishing and Vnunet, and Business Magazine. He also launched and hosted the first Tech Radio Show on Radio Plus.