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)
Fady Mahfouz says
Okay, now they’re kidding.
WTH is this suppose to fill ??? They have 10.1, 8.9, 7.7 and the 7.0 Plus.
OK so there is a dude that clearly knows what day it is.
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alberto emmerick says
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!
putting the ics on the 7.0 will be like a test run before they put it on their flagship
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 says
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 …
Archos 70b Internet Tablet with ICS is $199 MSRP. Arnova 7b G2 with ICS is $149 MSRP.
Superior Android says
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.
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.
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 says
not much different than 7+ , why dont samsung make 6.xx inch screen instead of this
John Gibbons says
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…
Too expensive – I won’t be buying one.
I’d like to see a next iteration of 7.7 instead of this