The Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 has reached Canada in both its 7-inch and 10.1-inch avatars. Resident enthusiasts who think they’ve been missing out on the fun can lay hands on one right away since the company says it has already released the tablet through select retailers.
Both variants of the Tab 2 carry similar specifications except when it comes to screen size, battery and memory. The one with the 7-inch display offers 8GB storage, while the 10.1-inch slate delivers 16GB of hoarding space. Protected by Gorilla Glass, the WXGA touchscreen surfaces the TouchWiz UI. Additionally, the larger device is powered by a 7000mAh battery and the smaller slab sips from a 4000mAh one.
“We are excited to introduce the new Galaxy Tab 2 lineup to the Canadian marketplace,” expressed Paul Brannen, Vice President, Enterprise Business Group, Samsung Canada. “Running the highly anticipated Android 4.0 operating system, the Galaxy Tab 2 offers consumers a variety of new and improved Android OS features to enhance their productivity on-the-go.”
Ice Cream Sandwich runs the show on the Tab 2 that’s powered by a 1GHz dual core processor. A 3MP AF camera with 1080p recording capability is present on the back panel, while there’s the option to expand the onboard storage via a microSD card of up to 32GB. On the connectivity angle, users get Bluetooth 3.0, Wi-Fi Direct and 802.11 b/g/n.
The Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 price in Canada begins at $249 and $349 for the 7-inch and 10.1-inch versions, respectively. For whatever inexplicable reason, TigerDirect.ca has put up a ‘Currently out of stock’ sign beside the 10.1-inch tablet.