Pricing and availability of second-generation Samsung Galaxy Tab 7” and 10.1” is out for the US market. First spotted at this year’s Mobile World Congress, Samsung promised a second quarter release of Galaxy Tab 2.0 for both 7-inch and 10.1-inch variations. Specific dates for pre-orders, shipment date, and pricing for the US are now known and Samsung stuck to their promise. Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 7” is first to land this April followed by Galaxy Tab 2 10.1” on May.
The 7-inch Galaxy Tab 2.0 is a successor to the original Galaxy Tab 7 and packs plenty of upgraded specs – far more than any of us would’ve imagined.
It is available for pre-order starting today and will ship next week, April 22. The $250-tablet will get you a 1024 x 600 PLS TFT display equivalent to the IPS display used in Lenovo IdeaTab S1209 for wide viewing angle as well as 1GB of RAM, 8GB of internal storage, a dual-core 1GHz processor, and Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich.
Galaxy Tab 2.0 in 10.1-inches is coming at a later date. Pre-orders will start on May 4 but it won’t ship until May 13. It packs similar specs to the 7-inch Galaxy Tab 2 but with 16GB internal storage and 1280 x 800 PLS TFT display. Compared to its older brother it now has external SD card support. Selling price begins at $450 for the 16GB model.
Galaxy Note 10.1 was another tablet announced at the MWC 2012. While Samsung gave no word about its release date, the South Korean company said they’re pushing it past its expected date of release to June. The delayed release of Galaxy Note 10.1 won’t be in vain though. Samsung is upgrading its processor to Exynos 4412. If this report is true, it will be Samsung’s first tablet powered by their very own quad-core chip.