The Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 has been mysteriously in and out of the news in the time following the Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2012 in Barcelona. Launched as an incremental update on its flagship slate, the Galaxy Tab 10.1, the Tab 2 has kept getting delayed again and again, but the wait for it may about to end.
Office Depot is offering preorder for the Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 over here.
One of the most notable things about it is that its price is $399 after all (for the 16GB version). This makes it quite a lot cheaper than the old Galaxy Tab 10.1, and also doesn’t try competing directly with the undoubtedly superior new third generation iPad’s entry level price point of $499 (for a 16GB WiFi version).
Instead, it takes on the entry level iPad 2 at exactly the same price point.
The fact remains that the Galaxy Tab 2 is not much more than an incremental update over its predecessor. There were plenty of rumors of a delay in production being caused by Samsung panicking with the new iPad’s launch and putting in quad core processors in the Tab 2, but they proved to be unfounded.
As it stands, the Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 is a regulation Samsung Android tablet, with a resolution of 1280×800 pixels, screen size of 10.1 inches, and a TI OMAP 4430 dual core processor. In fact, the only real changes are in the addition of side mounted speakers in the Tab 2, and the addition of a slot for MicroSD cards. This makes one really wonder the wisdom of launching a device like this at a time when the new iPad is at the peak of its popularity.
[via Android Community]