Samsung has just announced that the 7-inch and 10.1-inch Galaxy Tab 2 will be making their way to the US shores soon, priced at $399.99 and $249.99 respectively. Both feature Android 4.0 and a dual-core processor, so at $249, the 7-inch version is definitely a great buy. Announced at this year’s MWC, there’s not much changed compared to the Galaxy Tab 10.1 and Galaxy Tab 7.0.  You can pre-order the Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 today, for when it ships on April 22nd. You can pre-order the Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 0n May 4 and for purchase on May 13. We’ll have a review soon. Press release after the break:

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™ 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.”

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