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Samsung Unveils New Galaxy Tab 2, Galaxy Players for U.S. Market

April 12, 2012

RIDGEFIELD PARK, N.J., April 12, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — Samsung Electronics America, Inc., a market leader and award-winning innovator in consumer electronics, today unveils the latest additions to the popular Samsung Galaxy line of handheld and portable devices. The two new Galaxy Tab 2(TM) products and two new Galaxy Players(TM) continue to showcase Samsung’s commitment to providing users with choice, flexibility and connectivity to the full Samsung ecosystem of products, apps and services.

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Galaxy Tab 2 – Powerful, Smart, Easy to Use

The Galaxy Tab 2 Series, available in both 10.1″ and 7.0″ screen sizes, are powerful dual-core tablets running the latest version of Android – Ice Cream Sandwich. The devices feature an integrated IR blaster for universal remote capabilities, as well as an easily accessible memory card slot for convenient loading of multimedia files in a range of supported file formats.

The new tablets offer endless content access in a sleek design that can maximize the home entertainment experience. The Smart Remote App and built-in IR Blaster turns the Tab 2 into a universal smart remote, helping users easily find their favorite shows. Users can choose from more than 450,000 apps, access favorite movies and TV shows from Google Play or Media Hub, and surf millions of web pages with Adobe® Flash(TM) support.

In addition, the Galaxy Tab 2 products are fully Google certified for complete access to Google Play (formerly Android Marketplace) and competitively priced at $399.99 and $249.99, respectively – so consumers no longer need to compromise when selecting a tablet.

“These new Galaxy Tab 2 and Galaxy Player devices deliver what consumers have come to expect from all Samsung products – exceptional design, impressive connectivity options and a selection of choices for each type of person and user scenario,” said Tim Baxter, President, Samsung Electronics America. “A one size fits all solution is just not sufficient.”

Galaxy Players put Android in the Hand – without Service Contracts

With the two new Galaxy Players, available in 4.2 inch WVGA screen or 3.6 inch HVGA screen variants, gaming, videos and music are more fun than ever.

Easily connect to Wi-Fi hotspots anywhere to get instant access to the latest content. Users also can play their own video and music in a variety of formats, connect to other devices using USB 2.0 or Bluetooth 3.0 connectivity, or simply load the device via a micro SD card. Because the device runs on Android(TM) 2.3, Gingerbread, a world of apps is a touch away.

Plus, dual-stereo speakers (on the Galaxy Player 4.2) deliver an incredible music, video or gaming experience – anywhere.

The new Galaxy Tab 2 and Galaxy Players will be available for purchase at a variety of retailers including Best Buy, Amazon, Tiger Direct and others. The Galaxy Player 3.6 is available now for $149.99 exclusively at Best Buy and soon at other retailers. The Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 will be available for preorder today at $249.99, and for purchase on April 22. The Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 and Galaxy Player 4.2 will both be available for pre-order on May 4 and for purchase on May 13, at $399.99 and $199.99 respectively.

Take Note…

Stay tuned for more information on other additions to the Galaxy Family.

Key Specs for Tab and Player devices:

                             Galaxy Tab 2 (7.0)             Galaxy Tab 2 (10.1)              Galaxy Player 3.6               Galaxy Player 4.2
                             -----------------              ------------------               -----------------               -----------------
         Screen & Resolution 7.0" TFT (PLS) Display         10.1" TFT (PLS) Display          3.65" TN Display                4.2" VA Display
                             WSVGA (1024x600) Resolution    WXGA (1280x800) Resolution       HVGA (480x320) Resolution       WVGA (800x480) Resolution
    ---                      ---------------------------    --------------------------       -------------------------       -------------------------
                          OS  Android(TM) 4.0, Ice Cream     Android(TM) 4.0, Ice Cream
                              Sandwich                       Sandwich                        Android(TM) 2.3, Gingerbread    Android(TM) 2.3, Gingerbread
                         --- ---------------------------    ---------------------------      ----------------------------    ----------------------------
               Size & Weight 0.41" x 4.8" x 7.6"            0.38" x 10.1" x 6.9"             2.45" x 4.52" x .38"            2.6" x 4.89" x .35"
                              Weight, Including Battery:     Weight, Including Battery: 1.28  Weight, Including Battery: .24  Weight, Including Battery: .25
                              0.76 lbs                       lbs                              lbs                             lbs
    ---                      ---------------------------    -------------------------------- ------------------------------- -------------------------------
                      Memory 8GB Built-in                   16 GB Built-in                   8 GB Built-in                   8 GB Built-in
                             microSD(TM) Slot: Up to 32GB   microSD(TM) Slot: Up to 32GB     microSD(TM) Slot: Up to 32 GB   microSD(TM) Slot: Up to 32 GB
    ---                      ----------------------------   ----------------------------     -----------------------------   -----------------------------
                Connectivity WiFi 802.11 b/g/n              WiFi 802.11 b/g/n                WiFi 802.11 b/g/n               WiFi 802.11 b/g/n
                             Bluetooth V3.0                 Bluetooth V3.0                   Bluetooth 3.0                   Bluetooth 3.0
                             USB 2.0 Host                   USB 2.0 Host                     FM Radio                        FM Radio
                             3.5mm Ear Jack                 3.5mm Ear Jack                   USB 2.0 Host                    USB 2.0 Host
                             30 Pin IF Connector            30 Pin IF Connector              3.5mm Ear Jack                  3.5mm Ear Jack
                             Integrated IR                  Integrated IR                    Embedded Mic                    Embedded Mic
    ---                      -------------                  -------------                    ------------                    ------------
                      Camera 3.2 MP rear-facing             3.2 MP rear-facing               2 MP rear-facing                2 MP rear-facing
                             VGA front-facing               VGA front-facing                 VGA front-facing                VGA front-facing
    ---                      ----------------               ----------------                 ----------------                ----------------
              Other Features GPS                            GPS, Stereo Speakers,            Mono Speaker + Receiver         Dual Stereo Speakers + Receiver
                             Stereo Speakers                 Supports MDM, ODE, EAS, and VPN
                                                             for Enterprise, Video Playback
                                                             at 1080p/30fps                  Audio Playback: Max 30 Hr       Audio Playback: Max 40 Hr
                              Supports MDM, ODE, EAS, and
                              VPN for Enterprise Use                                         Video Playback: Max 5 Hr        Video Playback: Max 5 Hr
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        Availability and SRP April 22, 2012                 May 13, 2012                     Available now                   May 13, 2012
                                                    $249.99                          $399.99                         $149.99                          $199.99
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More information can be found at www.samsung.com.

About Samsung Electronics America

Headquartered in Ridgefield Park, NJ, Samsung Electronics America, Inc. (SEA), a wholly owned subsidiary of Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., markets a broad range of award-winning, digital consumer electronics and home appliance products, including HDTVs, home theater systems, MP3 players, digital imaging products, refrigerators and washing machines. A recognized innovation leader in consumer electronics design and technology, Samsung is the HDTV market leader in the U.S. Please visit www.samsung.com for information.

SOURCE Samsung Electronics America, Inc.

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