The 16GB version of the Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 is already available for pre-orders prior to its release into the market on May 13. Among the retailers who are accepting pre-orders for the Samsung Galaxy Tab 2, which is priced at $399, is Office Depot (NYSE:ODP). However some observers have noted that the latest tablet offering of Samsung only offers nominal upgrades compared to the first version of the device.
The minimal upgrades would allow the company give the Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 a lower price compared to the iPad of Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) along with other high-end tablets that are currently being offered in the market.
The features of the upcoming device are similar to what was initially revealed in earlier reports although the device will feature a dual-core processor that is fast and not a quad-core processor that was hinted in recent reports. Recent reports had hinted that the production of the Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 was stopped to add the quad-core processor into the device.
The Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 will also feature a display with a 1280 by 800 resolution, Bluetooth support, enhanced speakers, the capability of playing 1080p videos, a MicroSD memory card slot and free 50GB storage on Dropbox for one year. The Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 will use the Android 4.0 operating system.
With the upcoming release of the Samsung Galaxy Tab 2, observers have noted that the market may focus more on tablets that are priced under $400 instead of going for devices that have prices of at least $500. It appears that Samsung is set to make its presence felt in the middle market with the upcoming release of the Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 as it aims to target consumers who are not quite impressed with the Amazon Kindle Fire.
The Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 also shows that the company would not want to go into the high-end market that is currently being controlled by the iPad of Apple.