While the world eagerly awaits the arrival of the Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 Plus and the Galaxy Note 8, Indian consumers can finally get their hands on the 7-inch Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 311 (Wi-Fi only). I’m not sure why the launch was delayed by so much, but the Wi-Fi only version comes almost 9 months after its 3G counterpart was released.
The specifications of the Galaxy Tab 2 311 is the same as the 3G-enabled version (Galaxy Tab 2 310), with the obvious difference being a lack of a SIM slot. The Wi-Fi only version also benefited from a late release, as it now boasts Android 4.1 Jelly Bean on-board. Here’s a quick rundown of the specifications -
7-inch display with 1024×600 resolution
1Ghz dual-core processor
16GB internal storage, expandable via microSD up to 32GB
3MP rear camera, 0.3MP front camera
4,000 mAh battery
Android 4.1 Jelly Bean
Samsung has tried to price the device competitively, but with the arrival of the Lava ETab XTron, a device with similar specifications but at less than half the price, it’ll be increasingly difficult for internationally renowned manufacturers to compete in the budget-friendly market dominated by a slew of local manufacturers. That being said, the Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 is still a good device, and if you’re hesitant to make the jump to a device from a local manufacturer, Samsung is definitely the way to go.
You can order the Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 311 online from the official Samsung India eStore here, with the device being priced at Rs 13,900 (~$265).
What are your thoughts? Would you consider buying the Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 311 or would you rather pick up a device from a local manufacturer? Why do you think the launch was delayed so much? Let us know in the comments section below.