We had reported earlier that Samsung would be launching the Galaxy Tab Wi-Fi, a Wi-Fi only variant of the Galaxy Tab Android tablet on April 4. Well, we were slightly off about the date, as well as the rumored price point.
Samsung announced today that it would be selling the Galaxy Tab Wi-Fi starting April 10 for $349.99. This is a very good price point which would ensure that Samsung captures the budget Android tablet market, with comparable tablets priced around the same range.
The Galaxy Tab Wi-Fi is the same as the Galaxy Tab, except for the absence of 3G. It will run Android 2.2 Froyo and will come with a 3 MP camera. It has a 7 inch capacitive touchscreen display with a resolution of 1024 x 600 pixels. It will come with a 1 GHz processor and 512 MB RAM.
It will have all the other features in place – Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, GPS etc. It might get an upgrade to Android 2.3 Gingerbread, but a Honeycomb upgrade seems unlikely.
What remains to be seen is whether it will see good sales, considering that the Xoom Wi-Fi and even the Galaxy Tab 8.9 / 10.1 will be launching soon, for just a couple hundred dollars more.
Samsung also plans to launch the Galaxy Player 4.0 and 5.0 soon, along with the Samsung Galaxy S 2.