Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.0 Plus Gets a Price Cut, Now Only P19,990

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The Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.0 Plus just got a price cut.  Samsung Mobile Philippines has announced on its Facebook page that the 7-inch tablet is now priced at P19,990, down from its previous retail price of P23,990.  That’s a discount of P4,000 which is quite huge by Philippine standards.  You can see Samsung’s announcement here.

I have always thought that the 7-inch platform is perfect for my taste and my needs.  It offers just the right amount of screen real estate, and yet it is also very portable compared to 10-inch tablets.  At its original price, I found the Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.0 Plus a little on the expensive side.  With the recent price cut, I am now seriously considering buying this tablet.  It has good specs and it’s also well designed.

For the price of P19,900, you get this set of specs:

Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.0 Plus (GT-P6200) Specifications

  • 7-inch PLS display with 1024×600 resolution
  • Google Android 3.2 Honeycomb
  • 1.2GHz Exynos 4210 Dual-Core processor
  • 1GB RAM
  • 16GB or 32GB internal storage, expandable up to 64GB via microSD
  • 3MP rear camera
  • 2MP front-facing camera
  • 3G and HSPA+ with 21Mbps speed
  • WiFi 802.11 b/g/n
  • DLNA
  • Bluetooth 3.0
  • GPS w/ aGPS support
  • IR port
  • 4000mAh Li-Ion battery

The 1.2GHz dual-core Exynos processor has gotten good reviews so in terms of performance, the Galaxy Tab 7.0 Plus should deliver.  This is way faster than the single-core CPU of the original Galaxy Tab, and even faster than the CPU on the Galaxy Tab 8.9 and Galaxy Tab 10.1.

However – and this is a huge “however” – the iPad 2 with the lowest configuration has dropped its price to only P18,900.  This is a very competitive price, so the iPad 2 should be a consideration if you are not decided on whether to get a 7-inch tablet or a 10-inch one.  The iPad 2 still remains a good tablet despite the release of the new iPad (2012).  I have a suspicion that Samsung slashed the price of the Galaxy Tab 7.0 Plus because of the recent price cut on the iPad 2.

Whether you should get a Galaxy Tab 7.0 Plus or an iPad 2 depends on the display size you are after.  If you’re looking for a 7-inch tablet, the Galaxy Tab 7.0 Plus should be a good choice.  In fact, I might just get one. is one of the most active tech sites in the Philippines. We enjoy sharing interesting and relevant stories about the latest trends in technology, developments in mobile phones and social media, and modern digital and geek culture.


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