The latest addition to Samsung’s tablet portfolio is powered by a dual-core 1GHz processor and has a 7in screen with a 1024 x 600 pixel resolution.
The tablet will cost about €270 excluding taxes for the Wi-Fi version, according to a statement from Samsung in Sweden, which also says that it will start shipping in March.
Samsung will also sell a 3G version of the Galaxy Tab 2 (7.0), which can function as a phone and connects to the internet using HSPA (High-Speed Packet Access) at 21M bps (bits per second).
The tablet is 10.5mm thick and weighs 344g, compared to the iPad 2 to which is 8.8mm thick and weighs 601g.
The specification also includes two cameras; 8, 16 or 32GB of integrated storage and MicroSD card slot; and a 4000 mAh battery that should last for up to 39 hours, according to Samsung.
With a lower price, Samsung hopes to attract a larger audience to its tablets. Sales of Android-based tablets more than tripled during the fourth quarter of 2011, but Apple still dominates the market, according to a recent report from Strategy Analytics. The Android camp had a 39.1 percent share of global tablet shipments, compared to 29 percent a year earlier. Apple’s share dropped from 68.2 percent to 57.6 percent, according to Strategy Analytics.