Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 and Note launch window, pricing in SA

Samsung has revealed launch windows and approximate South African retail prices of its upcoming Android tablet range

By - April 16, 2012
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The Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1, and new Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 range of Android tablets PCs are set to launch in South Africa during Q2 2012, the Korean electronics giant recently told MyBroadband.

Samsung confirmed the 7-inch Galaxy Tab 2 for South Africa during its Africa Forum event in Cape Town earlier this year, and has now confirmed that the 10-inch model of the new Galaxy Tab 2 range will also be launched here.

Neither device has an estimated retail price yet.

Although Samsung didn’t share the expected pricing of its upcoming Galaxy Tab 2 range, it said that that it expected the Galaxy Note 10.1 to sell for around R8,849 in SA.

The Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 was revealed during February at Mobile World Congress (MWC) in Barcelona as a larger version of the 5-inch phablet (phone/tablet PC combo) launched last year, sporting an “S-Pen” that works on a capacitive touch screen.

The Verge recently reported that Samsung shied away from revealing US release dates and pricing for the Note 10.1. According to the report, a Samsung representative said that the device that goes on sale could differ from what was shown off at MWC.

The table below summarises the confirmed specs of the devices to date:

Device Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1
Operating System (at launch) Android Ice Cream Sandwich 4.0 Android Ice Cream Sandwich 4.0 Android Ice Cream Sandwich 4.0
Display 7″ WVGA (1024×600) PLS 10.1″ WXGA (1280×800) PLS 10.1″ WXGA (1280×800) PLS
Camera, primary 3MP rear 3MP rear 3.15MP rear
Camera, secondary VGA front VGA front 2MP front
Storage, internal 8/16/32 GB 16/32 GB 16/32/64 GB
Storage, expandable microSD (32GB) microSD (32GB) microSD (32GB)
RAM 1GB 1GB 1GB
Chipset TI OMAP 4430 TI OMAP 4430 Exynos
Processor 1GHz dual core Cortex-A9 1GHz dual core Cortex-A9 1.4GHz dual core Cortex-A9
Graphics PowerVR SGX540 PowerVR SGX540 Mali-400MP
Mobile data 21 Mbps HSPA+ 21 Mbps HSPA+ 21 Mbps HSPA+

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