A few days ago we heard that Samsung planned to delay the Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 and 10.1, citing software issues with Ice Cream Sandwich that needed to be fixed. Samsung did say that they intended the tablets to be a bit friendlier on the wallet, and a new listing seems to confirm that. Phone Arena spotted a Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 listing on QVC’s website, with the tablet coming in for just $309. The listing has since been removed.
That’s the most basic model, though: you’ll only get 8GB of storage, and only WiFi connectivity. The listing has since been pulled from QVC’s website, most likely a mistake or a page that went up a little earlier than it should have done. Still, the price possibly gives you an indication of what to expect when the tablet does hit the United States. We can’t imagine it going toe-to-toe with $400 or $500 tablets.
Specs for the 7.0 includes a 1024×600 PLS screen, 1Ghz dual-core processor, and a three megapixel camera. Storage sizes will vary between 8GB and 32GB, although there’s a microSD port onboard for further expansion. Meanwhile, the 10.1-inch Tab 2 will have a 1280×800 PLS screen and 16GB of storage. Both will be running Ice Cream Sandwich with TouchWiz modifications.
Samsung is expected to release both tablets in the UK towards the end of April. So far there’s no word on a release for the United States.