Samsung’s 7-inch Galaxy Tab 2, runs Android 4.0 [Updated w/ pricing]

Galaxy Tab 2


Samsung has officially announce their first tablet running the latest Android OS. The Galaxy Tab 2 runs Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) and is somewhat similar to the original Galaxy Tab. It is powered by a 1GHz dual-core processor and 1GB RAM and features a 7-inch WSVGA display (1024×600) PLS TFT LCD, Wi-Fi, 3MP rear-facing fixed focus camera, VGA camera on the front, HSPA+ support, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 3.0, A-GPS, 8 or 16 or 32GB internal memory, microSD card slot and 4,000mAh battery.

The 10.5mm thin tablet is also loaded with Samsung services like TouchWiz UI with Live Panel, Samsung Apps support, Hub support, S Suggest which is a real-time app recommendation engine, Kies Air, ChatON, Allshare Play and more.

UPDATE 4: Pricing for Germany. 16GB 3G will sell for 499 euros whereas Wi-Fi-only will go for 439 euros.

UPDATE 3: Netherlands pricing – Will be available in Q2 2012 for 299 euros and 399 euros for Wi-Fi only and 3G variants respectively.

UPDATE 2: Samsung has confirmed the tablet will first release in UK in March.

UPDATE: Here is the official pricing and availability for the Scandinavian countries. Expected in March, the tablet will sell in both Wi-Fi-only and Wi-Fi + 3G versions.

Wi-Fi: 2,995SEK (450USD)
3G: 3,695 SEK (556USD)

Wi-Fi: 349EUR (463USD)
3G: 429EUR (568USD)

Wi-Fi: 2,400NOK (420USD)
3G: 2,990NOK (523USD)

Wi-Fi: 2,350DKK (419USD)
3G: 2,950DKK (532USD)

Galaxy Tab 2

Thanks, Jeonnk!

  • Fady Mahfouz

    Okay, now they’re kidding.

    WTH is this suppose to fill ??? They have 10.1, 8.9, 7.7 and the 7.0 Plus.

  • Anonymous

    OK so there is a dude that clearly knows what day it is.
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  • alberto emmerick

    wtf samsung? why not they upgrade their tab’s lineup wih ICS first? i dont need GT7+, GT2, next GT2+, i need ICS on my GT10.1!

  • Fullspdahead

    putting the ics on the 7.0 will be like a test run before they put it on their flagship

  • Anonymous

    Besides ICS, someone please explain to me the major difference between this tablet and the Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.0 Plus? In fact the 7.0 Plus is slightly thinner, has a slightly faster processor (1.2GHz) and has a higher resolution front facing camera.

  • Michael Anderson

    For a company that is doing so well with smartphones it is amazing how incompetent they are with tablets … and this shows that their cluelessness continues unabated …

  • Charbax

    Archos 70b Internet Tablet with ICS is $199 MSRP. Arnova 7b G2 with ICS is $149 MSRP.

    • Superior Android

      Asus 7″ quad core $250. as much as I love Samsung products, they need to do better with pricing and stop releasing so many devices that are essentially the same device with only slightly different specs.

      • Charbax

        Don’t believe Asus pricing before it actually ships at the promised price. Asus announced netbooks for $199 in 2007 and still today their cheapest netbooks are $299. Asus announced a $499 Transformer Prime and the one that has been mostly in stock is only the $599 and with the keyboard dock it’s upwards $800 with taxes.

  • Salbaek

    The 7 Plus ain’t being sold in Scandinavia – at least not in Denmark. Looks like this new Tab 2 – 7-inch will be.

  • Anthony Tumiwa

    not much different than 7+ , why dont samsung make 6.xx inch screen instead of this

  • John Gibbons

    Why bother listing other countries pricing when it’s coming to the U.K. first ? Also it looks really over priced if conversion rates are to be believed!!! This should cost no more than 200 GBP, any more then why bother competitors have cheaper…

  • Bfsegaa

    Too expensive – I won’t be buying one.

  • Sam

    I’d like to see a next iteration of 7.7 instead of this