Carphone Warehouse has revealed that the Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 will arrive in the UK on August 22, whereas the Galaxy Note 10.1 is now up for sale in the country, the US and South Korea.
According to a product listing on the phone retailer’s site, the second-generation Galaxy Tab 10.1 is now available on pre-order before its official release next week.
The 16 GB (Wi-Fi only) model will cost £299.99 (around $470), whereas the (3G + Wi-Fi) model with the same internal storage will £399 (around $630), and Carphone Warehouse offers the Android tablet in two colors, namely black and silver.
The news about the Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 release date is hot on the heels of the South Korean smartphone/tablet maker’s announcement of Galaxy Note 10.1 (previously dubbed as Galaxy Note 2), which is now up for sale in South Korea, the UK and the US today, August 16.
The Galaxy Note 10.1 offers features close to the Galaxy Tab 2 10.1, with added support for Samsung’s ‘S-Pen’ stylus and a faster quad-core processor with 1.4 GHz clock speed. The Note boasts a 5-megapixel rear-facing camera and a 1.9-megapixel front-facing camera, which also detects the user’s eye movements to prevent the device from going into standby mode. The 32 GB model will sell for $549, against the Apple iPad’s $599.
For those who want a cheaper tablet, it’s better to hold off until the Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 arrives, as it features Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich, a 10.1-inch WXGA (1280 x 800 pixels) touchscreen, a dual-core 1 GHz processor, a 3-megapixel rear-facing camera, a VGA front-facing camera and a durable 7000 mAh battery.
Source: Carphone Warehouse