Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 has been expected to be in the same league as Apple iPad 2. Originally scheduled for release earlier this year, Samsung made some modifications with Galaxy Tab 10.1 shortly after iPad 2 was publicly launched.

With its upcoming release on August 4th, we will have the chance to know if this device is really worth all the hype. Here are the key differences between Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 and Apple iPad 2.

Galaxy Tab has the advantage being lighter and thinner. Measuring at a dimension of 256.7 x 175.3 x 8.6 millimeters compared to iPad 2’s 241.2 x 185.7 x 8.8 millimeters. It is also 42 grams lighter than iPad2 weighing only 565 grams while the latter at 607 grams.

LCD Display:
In the perspective of the consumer, the bigger the screen the better. And as the name implies, this device got a 10.1 inch screen while Apple iPad 2 has a 9.7 inch display. It also has a slight advantage when it comes to image resolution with 800 x 1280 pixels. On the other hand, iPad 2 has 768 x 1024 pixels.

Both devices are available at 16, 32, and 64 GB. Their main difference can be seen in RAM where iPad 2 has a 512 MB compared to the 1 GB of Galaxy Tab.

This may be the feature where Samsung Galaxy Tab really stands out. Its primary camera has 3.15 megapixels while iPad 2 is far behind with 0.7 megapixels. Both are capable of video recording at 720p or 1280 x 720 resolution.

Samsung Galaxy Tab got a dual-core 1 GHz ARM Cortex-A9 ULP GeForce GPU Tegra 2 chipset processor. On the other hand, Apple iPad 2 has dual-core 900 MHz ARM Cortex-A9 PowerVR SGX543MP2 GPU Apple A5 chipset processor. Once again, Galaxy Tab has the upper edge in this specification.

Operating System:
As always, Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 will be run by Android OS 3.0 or popularly known as Honeycomb. Apple iPad 2 still have the ever reliable iOS 4.

Considering all these key differences, it is very clear that Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 can give Apple iPad 2 a run for its money. This gadget has all the tools to become the next big thing. It is now up to Samsung how they will market their product, something that Apple has perfected over the years.