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ZTE Light 2 7-inch Tablet Takes On Samsung Galaxy Tab, Uses Pixel Qi Screen

ZTE has revealed more details about the Light 2, the successor to the yet-to-be-launched V9+ (or Light) tablet which itself is the followup to the V9, which was apparently the third best selling tablet worldwide last year.

At a press event attended by ITProPortal this morning in London, only the V9+ (or the ZTE Light) was on display, the same as the tablet shown at MWC last month and based on first impressions, it is gunning for the popular Samsung Galaxy Tab.

It is the only tablet to have a prospective release window (second half of 2011) and ZTE representatives were not able to stick to a launch date saying that it will depend in part on mobile phone operators, hinting at the fact that the tablets will only be available through them.

Like the V9+, the Light 2 has a 7-inch WSVGA (1024x600 pixels) capacitive screen; this one however uses Pixel Qi's liquid crystal screen, which is readable even in direct sunlight.

There's a 1GHz processor (possibly a Qualcomm Single core system on chip), 512MB RAM and 8GB onboard storage (expandable to 40GB using a 32GB microSDHC card).

There's also a 3-megapixel rear camera (the V9+ had a 5-megapixel one) with a VGA front facing one, support for Flash 10.1, 720p HDMI, Wi-Fi, Hotspot capabilities (with the ability to connect eight devices), 3G, Android 2.2 Froyo, Dolby Mobile and possibly DLNA support, Bluetooth and GPS.

As for the V9+, we suspect that the Light 2 will do texts and voice which definitely pits it against the Samsung Galaxy Tab; note that there will be a LTE version of the tablet with a faster 1.2GHz processor.

Desire worked at ITProPortal right at the beginning and was instrumental in turning it into the leading publication we all know and love today. He then moved on to be the Editor of TechRadarPro - a position he still holds - and has recently been reunited with ITProPortal since Future Publishing's acquisition of Net Communities.