Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 now available, starts at P12,990

If you can’t wait for the Google Nexus 7-inch tablet and its Jelly bean goodness, then maybe the Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 and its price could be the next best thing for you.


The Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 is not much different from their earlier Galaxy Tab 7.0 Plus. It has the same 7-inch PLS LCD Display at 1024 x 600 resolution and same ports and features. Probably the glaring difference between the two is the 1GHz dual-core TI OMAP processor (same used on the BlackBerry PlayBook, LG Prada 3.0, and Amazon Kindle Fire) instead of the Plus’ 1.2GHz dual-core Exynos chip. This one also runs on Android Ice Cream Sandwich which users are saying far more responsive and better user experience than the Plus 7.0’s Honeycomb OS.

Just like the Plus 7.0, the Tab 2 7.0 also has a 3.2-megapixel camera capable of 720p HD recording. There’s also a front VGA cam available for video chatting. You will get 16GB internal storage from this tablet with a microSD slot for expanded storage.

Samsung Philippines recently announced on their Facebook page the availability of this which starts at P12,990 for the WiFi version and P16,990 for the 3G version. If you want a bigger tablet, the Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 is also available for P22,990.

Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 Specs:

  • 7.0″ 16M-color PLS TFT capacitive touchscreen of WSVGA resolution (1024 x 600 pixels)
  • TI OMAP 4430 chipset: Dual-core 1GHz processor, PowerVR SGX540 GPU
  • Android 4.0.3 Ice Cream Sandwich with TouchWiz UX UI
  • Optional quad-band GPRS/EDGE and tri-band HSPA connectivity (HSDPA, 21 Mbps; HSUPA, 5.76 Mbps)
  • 1GB of RAM, 16GB internal storage, microSD up to 64GB
  • 3.2 MP camera, 2048×1536 pixels, geotagging
  • VGA front-facing camera
  • 720p HD video recording @ 30 fps
  • Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n Wi-Fi Direct, dual-band, Wi-Fi hotspot
  • Stereo Bluetooth v3.0
  • GPS with A-GPS support; digital compass
  • Accelerometer and proximity sensor; three-axis Gyroscope sensor
  • 4000 mAh Li-Po rechargeable battery
  • 3.44 g
  • SRP: Php12,990
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  • simplynice93

    WOW! Inuunahan ang Google Tablet dito sa Pilipinas. 😀

    • StratoSpHere

      Kaya nila binabaan ang price, kasi matatalo sila ng Google Nexus 7, saka padating na ang iPad Mini ng Apple. Natatakot na Samsung LOL!!!

      • Mojojojo

        It’s priced down because it’s only wi-fi version. It’s 3G version is still at 17k something.

      • Charles

        Are you kidding? Apple engineers are intentionally held back on modifications by management so that gullible Apple customers are always forced to buy newer versions to get innovations that are already in other brand name’s tablets at a lesser price. By the way, good move on the iPad without a single camera. That’s just AMAZING!

    • sinneD

      you can view it (free version) or edit (paid version) with Polaris (if im not mistaken
      Pero pre installed na dn ang QuickOffice s Galaxy Tab 2.

  • Britt

    can tablets handle microsoft word? i needed a device that can handle such!

    • Anonymous

      Hintayin mo ung MS Surface.

    • There are Android apps like Quick Office and Documents to Go that would allow you to view, create and edit Office files. They’re expensive though. Of course, you can download an APK (Android version of an app installer) and sideload it if you can find a source. Take note that editing Office documents isn’t as easy on a tablet than on a PC.

  • Anonymous

    Nexus 7 pa rin :P.
    Kahit 16 GB lang ung max.

  • Alej

    Nexus Pros: Quad core cpu and GPU, Jelly bean. and higer resolution
    cons: it’s manufactured by ASUS!! which i really dont like esp. with what happened to my dad’s laptop, to cut the long story, it was repaired naman by asus for free, pero naka 2-3 months na waiting period. (naka tatlong balik…

    Samsung tab 2 pros: well,, samsung made.. plus upgradable to 4.1
    cons: just dual core cpu and lower resolution

  • Jordzedwin

    kabibili ko lang nyan kanina? a 3g verision worth 1,250 in malaysia.

  • Nexus 7 is Google’s own so I think it must be better than this, and hopefully cheaper as well. But this one has a back camera.

  • Secret

    Nexus 7 is future proof. So whever there are updates wit the os, unang una itong makakakuha. Unlike galaxies, 1, 2, 3 updates lang at wala na.

  • Edsar

    I’ll go with Nexus 7, kahit 8GB lang yun ok lang. Kung nasa 10k lang sana etong 7.0″ wifi model saya ko na sana hahaha

    • hindi daw makakaabot dito officially ang 8Gb version ng Nexus 7. Unofficially, who knows with gray market sellers..

      • Anonymous

        Pero ung 16GB?

        • Hindi rin makaka abot dito ang 16 GB. The only ones available in the market are the 32 GB versions. Badtrip nga e. Gusto ko pa naman sana yun. All the 32 GB versions start their pricing at 13,590 for the WIFI Versions. Ugh -_-“

    • Ac7

      @calvin just bought SGT 2 p3110 last sunday,so far im quite impressed with the tab2,smooth running,nice display(not the best) but very good colors/pixels.. coming from a froyo/gingerbread OS i found ICS very easy to use.,i just hope they can bring down the price of p3100..i feel like its very close to the p6200,imo p6200 is much better than p3100 =)

      • thanks for the feedback AC.

    • It’s as low as 10K na lang ngayon. I plan on buying the WiFi enabled Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 during the end of this summer nga e. I just hope the price still goes down… Kasi yung Nexus 7 naman ang available lang dito sa bansa 32 GB Versions – tapos lahat nagsastart at 13,590 Php… WiFi enabled pa lang yun. 18K na pag may 3G Capabilities pa… Ugh. Kung may 16GB lang ng Nexus 7 in the Phils right now. Papatusin ko na yun

      • how about fonepad? are you considering that?

  • Ac7

    sorry for the nexus 7 topic,wrong reply button! =) peace

  • sai

    Pinakapogi talaga galaxy tab 7.7. Pinaka slim sa lahat nang galaxy tab family and super amoled plus pa. Kaso lagi akong may dalang bag. Di kasya sa pocket unlike 7.0. benta ko nlang to nang mapalitan nang s3.

  • Mond

    Pwede po bang makipagtext dito, Nalalagyan din po ba to ng sim card?

    • yung WiFi version hinde.

    • Hiraya

      P3100 call and text capable

  • Is it possible to call on this unit? is this the same also like mobile phone???

    asking only

  • is this the same like moblie phone that you can call??

  • It’s now available at 10K.

    • Yes it is Sir! Yes it is! Too bad that the 3G Versions @ 16GB cost around 14K though. Sana bumaba pa… Huhuhu

  • chelle

    pwede po bang lagyan ng gmate to para mgkasim?