Samsung has enacted yet another massive price cut, offering the Galaxy Tab 2 7in tablet for a mere £119, after a £30 cashback knocks down its £149 sale price. The tablet's suggested retail price is still £199, but the launch of a 32GB Google Nexus 7 for the same amount means that Samsung’s tablet was waging a losing battle.
Other than the cashback, Samsung is also giving a free 8GB microSD card which doubles the onboard storage capacity to 16GB. At the time of writing, he offer is only available from Carphone Warehouse and is valid until 31 December.
Its timing leads us to believe that Samsung may be on the verge of launching a new entry-level Android tablet to compete with the Nexus 7 and the Amazon Kindle and Kindle HD.
The Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 runs on a dual-core system-on-chip from TI clocked at 1GHz. There’s 1GB of RAM, 8GB onboard storage, a microSD card slot, a 7in PLSLCD display with a 1,024 x 600 pixel resolution, Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich, up to 10 hours battery life, a rear 3-megapixel camera plus a front-facing one.
Samsung has also bundled a few of its own applications including Chat On and layered the OS with its own user interface, TouchWiz. Check out our comparison of the Nexus 7 and the Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 to see how the tablets stack up against each other.