Plenty has been said about the release of the iPad 2 and how it stacks up to the current crop of Android tablets and those coming later this year. It appears that Samsung might be looking to make changes to their Galaxy Tab 10.1 hardware and perhaps look at the pricing model, according to Samsung VP Lee Don-Joo. Referring to the forthcoming Galaxy Tab 10.1, Don-Joo exclaimed that “we have to improve the parts that are inadequate” and continued to say, “Apple made it very thin“, commenting on the iPad 2.
There are specifications where Galaxy Tab 10.1 bests the iPad 2. It offers a higher resolution display (1280 x 800 pixels versus the iPad’s 1024 x 768), stereo speakers vs mono and an 8-megapixel camera vs 1 megapixel on the iPad 2.
It seems Don-Joo is talking less about component specs and more specifically about about thinness and price. “The 10-inch (tablet) was to be priced higher than the 7-inch (tablet) but we will have to think that over,” said Lee. If Samsung could nail both of those, they’d not only fare better against the iPad 2, but also the Motorola Xoom. While refreshing and honest, quotes singing the praises of your competitors certainly does not help matters.