will launch on May 13th and will cost $50 less than the first-gen model at $450 for 16GB. Pre-orders will start May 4th. Both the 7 inch and 10.1 inch models will be equipped with a dual-core 1GHz processor, a 3MP camera on back and a front-facing VGA shooter. Android 4.0 will be running the show on both tablets. The two sequel models will be able to function as wireless infrared remote control devices thanks to the Smart Remote Android app by Peel.
While the Samsung Galaxy Tab series was one of the first Android competitors to the Apple iPad, the latter remains the top selling tablet despite recent talk of a slowdown in sales. Even in Samsung's own backyard in Korea, the iPad is said to have a market share of between 70% and 80%. Samsung has decided to cut back with the features on the sequels in order to better compete on price with Apple's third-generation tablet and still offer better performance than the Amazon Kindle Fire.
Also being released in the U.S.by Samsung on May 13th is its Apple iPod competitor, the Samsung Galaxy Player 4.2. This device, which will cost $199.99 and require no monthly data plan, will be powered by a single-core processor. It will be equipped with 8GB of storage, a 2MP rear camera, FM radio and GPS.
The 7 inch version of the Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 is coming April 22nd (L) while the 10.1 inch version (R) will launch May 13th