In case you haven’t noticed, Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 is now available in the Philippines for just Php 12,990. Basing on Sammy’s nomenclature, Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 is the official successor of the popular Galaxy Tab 7.0. Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 may not be the king of 7-inch android slate but it has its fair share of spunk to offer tab lovers.

This bump-off of the original Tab 7.0 runs in a 1GHz Cortex A9 dual-core CPU with PowerVR SGX540 GPU. The 1GB of RAM is a good deal for your big working files, an expandable microSD slot is also a welcome feature. And it would also please anyone because of infused with Ice Cream Sandwich (out of the box).

Other options for the 7-inch department are the better-packed Galaxy Tab 7.0 plus (which is more expensive and Exynos-driven) and the current Android tablet king, Google Nexus 7. There’s no specified date, however, for the Nexus 7 to hit the country. Plus, the rumored iPad Mini which is slated to have a 7.86-inch screen is holding prospective buyers until the last quarter of the year.

Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 Specs

    7-inch PLS-LCD screen (600 x 1024 resolution)
    1GHz dual-core Cortex-A9 CPU
    PowerVR SGX540 GPU
    1GB RAM
    16GB internal storage
    microSD expansion slot
    3.15-megapixel rear camera with 720p video recording
    VGA front camera
    WiFi 802.11 b/g/n
    Bluetooth 3.0
    USB 2.0
    Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich)
    4000mAh Li-Ion battery