Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 goes up for pre-order, Canadian release expected June 22nd

Ian Hardy

May 25, 2012 3:07pm


Samsung, according to Future Shop, will bring another Samsung tablet to the Canadian market. This time around it’s the continuation of the Tab family with the Android OS 4.0 powered Galaxy Tab 2. A pre-order page just went live and gives an “Estimated release date” of June 22nd. The price is respectively set at $349.99 and this Wi-Fi only tablet comes with Samsung’s TouchWiz UI, a 10.1-inch display (1280 x 800), 1Ghz dual-core processor, 1GB RAM, 3MP camera, VGA front camera. In addition, the Tab 2 has a 7000 mAh battery.

More here at Future Shop

  • PkaTka

    What’s the difference between this and the old one?

    • Jordan Hill

      android 4.0? lol

    • ANDROID FAN

      SAMSUNG CAN CREATE A HOLE NEW TABLET IN 24 HOURS NOT ONE PER YEAR AND JUST ADDING THE WORD (NEW)

    • PkaTka

      the old one will be getting ics too…

  • ANDROID FAN

    BETTER THAN $519.00 YOU KNOW WHAT I MEAN?

    • PkaTka

      android fan calm the fu*k down.

  • astudent

    ^Better than an $350 android tablet and $170 dollars worth of accessories? :P

  • Anonymous

    They have to somehow figure out the branding of their tablets. All of them look same and average user gets confused. These tablets may be good for some and not so good for some, but better branding / naming can help.

  • metoo

    So, they selling last years product at a lower price. Seems like a smart move to attract those looking for a budget tablet.

  • Slype

    $349 is a heck of a lot better then $519 and you are then dealing with a tablet that is customizable and has standardized connections on it so you don’t need to spend $30 on every accessory for it. You can reuse any of the items you have. For $349, this may get me to take the plunge finally.

    Good on Samsung for making a fantastic tablet that is affordable to all. It may not have a fruit picture on it but if your self-esteem and ego can handle that, then I think it’s the tablet for you. Otherwise, you can go sit in the expensive and closed garden and your fingers in your ears while saying “la-la-la-la-la-la-la-la-la”.

  • daveloft

    In the US, you can get the 8GB version for $250. An extra $100 for an additional 8GB is not worth it.

  • metoo

    Umm, sorry slype, but this is a straight repacking of last year’s model. if you are going to compare it to an iPad you should compare it to the $399 iPad 2. Not such a big difference, though the Samsung certainly is cheaper.

    • PkaTka

      good point.

  • MB

    lots of new stuff trolls
    micro sd slot, hdmi output, better screen, 720p recording, ICS, usb port, great price…
    they will also have the 7″ 8GB for 249$ with ICS! and Micro SD slot as well!

    finally !

    • Amanda

      It also has a Texas Instruments OMAP processor which is better than tegra 2.

  • Mike

    This is kind of a weird time to release a “new” dual core tab isn’t it?

  • Jr67

    MB: and one of the crappiest displays on the market. It’s easy to do cheap when you cheap out on the most expensive, arguably the most important component.

  • lach

    Funny how ppl say the blackberry playbook is obsolete but this new tablet has the same processor over a year after the playbook.. Also is 150 bucks cheaper

    • Ray

      you’re comparing a 10 inch tablet to a 7 inch. The 7″ galaxy tab is only $50 more and has a better Texas instrument processor compare to the El-cheapo dual-core processor RIM used. Also the 7″ galaxy tab is considerably lighter than the playbook.

  • Marco Riding

    Nothing to see here.

  • androidForLife

    Unfortunately, not impressed.

  • Andy

    More Maldroid garbage, what a waste of money.

  • Mojo

    $349.99 is a good price but this tablet is not much different from the previous one.

    Still missing HDMI and full size USB connection.
    Very disappointing.

  • Mojo

    @MB : there is no direct hdmi output, last time I check you need to buy an adapter (EPL-3PHPBEG) which is about $30 US.
    Adding shipping and taxes about $50 on top.

    So this tablet is really in $400 range by the time you add the missing connector by “alternate” cables.

    Better to get Asus/Acer/Toshiba at this price unless Samsung is willing to throw in HDMI adapter for free. ? :)