Recently, we have witnessed a slew of budget Android tablets making their way to the Indian tablet market. The same has gone to the notice of another smart device major, the Korea-based Samsung, which leads the smartphone segment in the country.
Samsung seems to have finally realised the importance of an Android tablet in the sub 15,000 price range in India. Although, Acer and Asus have gone one step ahead and will be launching their budget Android tablet in the sub Rs 10,000 price range, Samsung is still looking to serve its consumers in India with an year old Galaxy Tab 2 Wi-Fi only version. The Galaxy Tab 2 Wi-Fi only version has been priced at Rs 13,900 on its website. The tablet is set to be available in the country from first week of next month.
Currently available for pre-booking at the official Samsung e-store, the tablet was first seen at last year’s Mobile World Congress, which happened almost an year ago. With the rumours of Galaxy Tab 3 heading for this year’s MWC, we do not understand the point of a 17.7-cm (7-inch) Wi-Fi only model at such a high price point.
Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 comes with a 17.7-cm (7-inch) display and runs Android 4.1 aka Jelly Bean. The device is powered by a 1 GHz dual-core processor and 1 GB RAM, which is similar to the 3G version of Galaxy Tab 2. The tablet sports a 3 MP rear and VGA front-facing camera also. Internal storage capacity of Tab 2 is 16 GB, which is further expandable via microSD slot. Samsung has loaded the Tab 2 311 with a 4,000 mAh battery. The 3G version of the same tablet (Tab 2 7.0) is already available in India