Samsung Galaxy Tab 2, New Galaxy Player Get Official Price
After an accidental leak online, Samsung has finally announced the official US pricing and availability of the Galaxy Tab 2 series tablets along with new Galaxy Player personal media player models. The Android-powered Galaxy Player line gets a refresh with the Galaxy Player 3.6 and 4.2. Both models have a 1GHz Cortex A8 CPU, 8GB of internal flash storage which is expandable to 40GB and Samsung's TouchWiz UI on top of Android 2.3 Gingerbread. The two are also similar in the imaging department, with a 2-megapixel rear and a VGA-resolution front camera. The basic difference between the two is that the 3.6 has a 3.6-inch HVGA (480 x320) display, while the 4.2 has a bigger 4.2-inch display with a WVGA (800 x 480) resolution.
The Galaxy Player 3.2 is out now in the US for US$149.99, or roughly Php6,406, while the Galaxy Player 4.2 will be released on May 13 for US$199 or about Php8,500.
As for the Android 4.0-powered Galaxy Tab 2 tablets, the 7-inch model will launch in the US on April 22 for US$249.99 as predicted, or about Php10,676, while the 10.1-inch model will arrive in the US on May 13 for US$399 or Php17,041. If you haven't already noticed, these are some of the lowest prices we've seen for Android 4.0 tablets. Both models have a 1GHz dual-core chip, 8GB of internal storage (expandable to 40GB via microSD) and free 50GB of online storage via Dropbox for one year, along with a 3-megapixel rear camera and a front-facing VGA camera. The bigger of two gets an HD (1280 x 800) display, while the 7-incher gets a 1024 x 600-pixel unit.
Seeing as most of the devices will be hitting the US in late April and mid-May, we think they should get to the Philippines by the 3rd quarter of the year.