Samsung has a handful of new tablets due to hit the streets soon, including the Galaxy Tab 2 (10.1) and the Galaxy Tab 2 (7.0). Office Depot gave us a clue this weekend that the 10.1 inch model could have a starting price of $400, before removing the product listing.

Update: Samsung has officially launched the tablet in the US, and the actual price is closer to $250.

Now QVC has posted (and removed) a product page for the 7 inch model. The tablet was priced at $310, although it’s not clear if this is the official price or not.

Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 (7.0)

The folks at Phone Arena spotted the product page before it was pulled down. It showed a model with 8GB of storage, a 7 inch display, and Android 4.0 software for $309.96.

The tablet is expected to have a 1024 x 600 pixel display, 1 GHz dual core processor, 1GB of RAM, and WiFi, Bluetooth, and optional HSPA+ wireless. It weighs about 0.76 pounds and should be available with a choice of 8GB, 16Gb, or 32GB of storage space.

 

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3 replies on “Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 (7.0) priced at $310?”

    1.  Actually, anything close to $300 is a good price for a 7″ that isn’t stripped down to basics. 

      Mind the iPad is basically using the same hardware as the iPhone.  While larger battery and larger screen are the main changes.  So pricing between sizes are not that big of a difference in build costs as they would be if there was more of a hardware difference between them.

      While the only reason the Amazon Kindle is $200 is because it’s…

      1) Stripped down to basics and…

      2) Amazon doesn’t need to make profit on the device as it’s their services they are making profits on and thus they can sell the device at cost or even at a loss.

      Even the Nook is partially offset by B&N’s services at the $250 mark…

      But that’s not what anyone else who has to make profit on the hardware can do.  So prices tend to start around the $300 mark for many of them unless they’re using cheaper than average parts and/or minimize functionality even lower.

      While non-WiFi only models tend to be charged a premium, especially if not sold under contract or otherwise subsidized by the carriers.

      Mind also that Samsung tends to charge a bit of a premium for build quality and brand name.  So this looks much more reasonable than their other products, even though the specs are only about mid-range.

      1. I pretty much agree with everything you said here, but i’m very interested to see what the finalized version of the Nexus tablet is going to look like. Could make the $300+ price point for a 7″ a little hard to swallow.

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