Samsung announces Galaxy Tab 2 (10″) for only $399 May 13th

April 12, 2012
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Samsung's new line of Android tablets have finally been detailed and announced. While we've been speculating on the price and have seen a few leaks today everything is official. The new Ice Cream Sandwich powered Galaxy Tab 2 10-inch will only be $399 for the base model. Everyone, welcome Samsung to the competitively priced tablet party.

A leak or two was reported earlier this week that Samsung would indeed be releasing these new tablets at an awesome and affordable price -- and that is exactly what they've done. The 7-inch model is a bit better priced being only $249 and the new Tab 2 10-inch will be $399. At first glance that is an awesome price but you'll quickly learn that is for the 8GB version. The 16GB version will still be slightly more expensive and just below the Transformer Prime 32GB - who also rocks a quad-core processor.

Samsung's new Galaxy Tab 2 line doesn't change much from their other tablets other than a slight design change to please Apple's lawyers, that and we get Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich out of the box. Add in some slight changes with their TouchWiz user interface and the new Tab 2 is what you get. I personally love the new speaker design and wanna thank Apple for causing the change. Speakers facing forward on a tablet just makes more sense if you ask me.

The Galaxy Tab 2 10-inch comes with the standard to Android tablets 1280 x 800 resolution display and a 1.0 Ghz dual-core processor under the hood. Again we have the TI OMAP 4 processor here, instead of the Tegra 2 like Samsung's first 10-inch tablet. It comes in 8, 16, and 32GB flavors and they've also added the micro-SD slot to the 10-inch model this time around too -- which is a very welcomed addition.

Like HTC and a few others it appears Samsung has also struck a deal with the popular cloud service Dropbox, and they'll be offering 50 GB of storage absolutely free for new Galaxy Tab 2 owners. A good deal that you wont want to pass on although it's only free for the first year. The Galaxy Tab 2 (10) will be available nationwide May 13th starting at just $399. Who's buying?

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  • Spelaren

    Still no word on the rumored 11.6 high resolution version then? 

    • http://www.androidcommunity.com Cory Gunther

       Nope nothing yet

  • Wouterscarl8

    I am waiting for the 10.1 Note

  • Raping_angels

    Would they lower the prince of the latest galaxy tab?

  • Raping_angels

    I mean “oldest”

  • AmineRomdhane

    i also heard that The 7 inch model will be available a little earlier since pre-orders are possible today for delivery on April 22. Its price is more aggressive since the Samsung will sell across the Atlantic from $ 250.

    http://www.dailyhightechnology.com/the-galaxy-tab-2-will-be-available-in-may-only-for-250-u-s

  • AmineRomdhane

    i also heard that The 7 inch model will be available a little earlier since pre-orders are possible today for delivery on April 22. Its price is more aggressive since the Samsung will sell across the Atlantic from $ 250.

    http://www.dailyhightechnology.com/the-galaxy-tab-2-will-be-available-in-may-only-for-250-u-s

  • Soerbhakti

    I bought the new 10.1 tab 2, and I absolutely love it. I’ve been
    wanting a tablet for over a year. I could do easy internet stuff like twitter,
    facebook, surfing, and listening to internet radio, podcasts, and music that
    was smaller and more mobile then my laptop. And also i like play HD game with
    this gadget and run smoothly.  The display is bright and crisp,
    text is very easy to read even when I have screen brightness all the way turned
    down.

    If you want to buy
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