Oct 11 AT 9:53 AM Nick Gray 32 Comments

Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.0 Plus pricing and pre-order details

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Anyone interested in the upcoming Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.0 Plus may want to head over to J&R, where you can pre-order Samsung’s latest Android Honeycomb tablet. The price of the GT-P6210 Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.0 Plus starts at $399 for the 16 GB model and goes up to $499, if you simply can’t live without 32 GB of internal storage. We’re still waiting on an official release date for the US market, but we already know a few countries in Europe and Asia will be able to purchase the Tab 7.0 Plus before the end of the month.

Finding the right tablet to fit your needs is getting a lot easier. Samsung now has three different sizes available (10.1, 8.9 and 7.0) with quite a few different price options. We would have liked the Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.0 Plus to debut for around $350, but it looks like Samsung feels their smallest tablet can directly compete with the other $400 tablets currently on the market.

Do any of you plan to purchase Samsung’s new 7-inch Honeycomb tablet? Or is the $399 price point simply outrageous for a 7-inch device when there are some decent $199 options available?

Source: Galaxy Tab Life

Nick is a tech enthusiast who has a soft spot for HTC and its devices. He started HTCsource.com (the first HTC blog) back in 2007 and later joined the Android and Me family in the summer of 2010.

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  • http://www.seeyouinmynightmares.com KG

    Tablets need to be under 200 for them to really take off. 400 can get you a laptop. Insane how profit hungry these corporations are. INSANE.

    • 666

      No one is going to sell a tablet like this for $200. The Kindle Fire is not as good spec-wise and even then most are saying that they are selling at a lost. Amazon has successful paid services to subsidize the loss but just about everyone else doesn’t.

      $400 can get you a netbook/laptop but portability adds expense. Seems like you’re more concerned with the fact that Android isn’t worth $400, I say wait for the Windows 8 tablets then.

      • http://htcsource.com Nick Gray

        That’s exactly what I’ll be doing. I love my HTC Flyer, but I’d rather lug around something that’s larger that will allow me to do anythign that I want. Android Tablets are great for mobile browsing or watching netflix, but I’d never be able to be away from home for more than a day or two without a something that meets all my computing needs.

      • Chad

        The T-Mobile SpringBoard 7in Honeycomb Android tablet will have just about every feature this Sammy 7in will…supposively it’ll be sub $200. I guess the name Samsung gives it the extra 200.00 mark-up

  • triangle

    Would rather wait for the 7.7 that debuted in Berlin last month with the SAMOLED HD display.

  • EightBitJoker

    Honestly, I don’t think it’s fair to compare Froyo/Gingerbread tablets at $200 to Honeycomb tablets. I think that there is a market for tablets like these which is why companies like Samsung keep on making them. The $200 and $400 markets are two totally different ballgames.

    • http://htcsource.com Nick Gray

      I do agree that there’s a huge difference between a $200 tablet running Gingerbread and a $400 running Honeycomb, manufacturers need to realize that the majority of consumers are not willing to pay $400 for a device which can do less than a $350 netbook.

      The tablet form factor is nice, but it has its limitations and shouldn’t demand a premium price.

      • EightBitJoker

        True, I am looking forward to the release of a HoneyComb device that can prove that the same performance can be achieved at a sub-$400 price tag

  • itrustme

    Hell no. Tablets are way too overpriced. And quite frankly, they suck ass at the moment.

  • Louis

    Samsung the price is quite steep for a 7″ tablet. I’m not trying to compare it with a $199 tablet but at $500 you can kiss ma ass.

    • http://www.infotainmentempire.com pekosROB

      It starts at $400, not $500.

      • Louis

        I know that, $400 for 16g and 32g for $500?? Kiss ma ass!!

        • http://htcsource.com Nick Gray

          I agree. I don’t know why people are willing to pay an extra $100 for a memory chip that costs manufacturers right around $5. I’d be interested in seeing the different profit margins between the 16GB and 32GB models.

  • DownSouthLivin

    I was really looking forward to this tablet but I was also expecting it to be priced similarly to Samsung’s last attempt at a 7 inch tablet. I’ll still keep my eye on this one for any sales or price drops.

    • ncb1010

      The MSRP on the current Galaxy Tab is $370. 10% more isn’t “similar” enough for you?

      • DownSouthLivin

        I can pick it up any day of the week for 349.99 that’s before any sales. If you’re paying 370 for it, you’re paying too much.

        • DownSouthLivin

          Just to prove my point a little further, it is currently 314.99 on Amazon.

  • kwills88

    For a tablet that small, it’s effn expensive …though If I wasn’t broke, I’d get it no problem ask.

  • Chuck

    Does anyone else agree that even thought its 7″ and otherwise a good fit,
    the full 1″ border bezel seems to make it unusable.

    The 5″ wifi version has no bezel, and it still fits in your pocket just fine.
    Why can’t they remove that bezel?

    • ncb1010

      The explanation is that with a 5 inch device, you can wrap your hand all the way around the back to the other side and squeeze to get a grip on it with the other hand operating. With a 7 inch device, that is uncomfortable unless you have basketball player hands and so you need a bezel to grip the back and front along the edge.

      • http://htcsource.com Nick Gray

        Agree. The bezel on the HTC Flyer is about the same size. If you hold it with two hands, you needa place to rest your thumbs.

  • inviolable

    gotta be kidding with that price

  • sap26

    What makes a tablet stand out when they all have the same specs and price tag? Isn’t anyone willing to wait for an ICS tablet?

    • http://htcsource.com Nick Gray

      When I buy something it’s typically because I want or need it now. There will always be something better coming out down the road. If you wait for ICS to come out than why wouldn’t you jjust wiat for the next version as well. You get into a never-ending waiting cycle and never actually buy something and enjoy it for what it is.

  • http://mirolta.com Minesh Rai

    the device looks quite expensive.

  • George Endrulat

    Can it make cellular calls in the US? If not (just like the old galaxy tab) then it’s not a buy. I need a 7″ tablet that will *replace* my cell phone, not be an addition to it.

    • http://htcsource.com Nick Gray

      This tablet will not have 3G capabilities so traditional mobile calling is out of the question. You can always hack things up can get Google Voice to work over WiFi with an VoIP SIP client.

    • scott benson

      I am very interested in this “phablet”! I did read on one of the blogs that it is capable of making 3G cellular calls. Please do some research to verify, but I read it 3 times just to make sure I was reading it right. I’m. Sorry that I can’t provide a link to it. It is only half of one sentence in the entire article.

  • Gilgehmesh

    I’m not interested in this tablet… I want, not need the 7.7 with HD Super AMOLED plus screen!

  • Tal

    Its funny – too much – way too much. But then we will read next that the 7.7 with Super AMOLED plus is 750-800$ and it will become hilarious. Mmm or not..