The Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 (10.1) is now available in the US for $399.999. The new tablet features a 10.1 inch, 1280 x 800 pixel display just like the original 10 inch Galaxy Tab, but it ships with Google Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich and includes an IR blaster and microSD card slot, two features that last year’s model lacked.
The tablet has a 1 GHz dual core processor, 1GB of RAM, and 16GB of storage. It features a 3MP camera on the back and a VGA camera on the front.
Samsung’s latest tablet weighs about 1.3 pounds and measures 0.4 inches thick.
Although the Galaxy Tab 2 (10.1) has an official release date of May 13th, it’s already available for order for about $400 from a number of retailers, including:
Micro Center is also selling the tablet for $50 off, at just $349.99.
The new 10.1 inch tablet joins the Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 (7.0) which went on sale in the US last month for about $250. That model features similar specifications, but a smaller 7 inch, 1024 x 600 pixel display.
The Samsung Galaxy Player 4.2 portable media player also goes on sale for $199.99 this week. That handheld device features a 4.2 inch, 480 x 800 pixel display, a 1 GHz ARM Cortex-A8 single core processor and Android 2.3 operating system.