Red Galaxy Tab 2 7.0

Samsung has announced that the Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 is available in garnet red this week at participating retailers. It runs $219.99 and comes with a free matching garnet red case. Samsung's 7-incher is running Android 4.2 Jelly Bean, sports a dual-core processor and has an IR port tucked away in there, too. The limited edition red version is available from Walmart,, Office Depot, Fry's, Tiger Direct and Toys R Us, among other retailers. 

Samsung Brings Color to the Tablet Space with Garnet Red Edition Galaxy Tab 2

Limited edition color offering is a blend of on-the-go portability and style – includes free matching case, runs Android Jelly Bean

RIDGEFIELD PARK, N.J., January 28, 2013 – Samsung Electronics America Inc., a market leader and award-winning innovator in consumer electronics, today announced that a new Garnet Red Edition of the powerful Galaxy Tab® 2 7.0 will be available for a limited time, beginning this week from participating retailers.

The new Galaxy Tab 2  7.0, preloaded with Android 4.1, Jelly Bean, showcases Samsung’s commitment to providing users with choice, portability and entertainment. This limited edition version of the Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 is competitively priced at $219.99 and also includes a matching Garnet Red case ($50 value) at no additional cost.

A stylish choice perfect for Valentine’s Day or any occasion

The Garnet Red Edition Galaxy Tab 2 was created for consumers who want to stay connected and entertained on-the-go, and are seeking a unique color offering.

“This new eye-catching version of the Galaxy Tab 2 offers endless entertainment in the palm of your hand, while the stylish Garnet Red look will set you apart from the crowd,” said Michael Abary, Senior Vice President, Samsung Electronics America, Inc. “The Garnet Red version of the Galaxy® S III has been incredibly well-received, so we are happy to make the same brilliant color available for our Galaxy Tab 2 as well.”

A compact 7” powerhouse that’s smart and easy to use

The Galaxy Tab 2 is a powerful dual-core tablet running Android Jelly Bean, and features an easily accessible memory card slot for convenient loading of multimedia files in a range of supported file formats.

The tablet 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 Galaxy Tab 2 into a universal remote, helping users to easily find their favorite shows and change the channel directly from the tablet. Users can choose from hundreds of thousands of apps or access favorite movies and TV shows from Google Play or Media Hub.

The new Garnet Red Edition Galaxy Tab 2 will be available while supplies last, from Walmart,, Office Depot, Fry’s, Tiger Direct, Toys“R”Us and other fine retailers.

It features a 7” TFT display and measures 0.41” x 4.8” x 7.6”. Weight including battery is 0.76 lbs and it features a built-in microSD slot supports up to 32 GB of additional storage. Connectivity includes WiFi, Bluetooth 3.0, USB 2.0 host, and integrated IR for home theater control.

A choice for every consumer

In addition to this new version of the Galaxy Tab 2 7.0, Samsung continues to offer the Galaxy Tab 2 in classic black or white in both 10.1 and 7.0 sizes. As well, the award-winning Galaxy Note 10.1 with integrated S-pen is available in black or white as well.

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Reader comments

Samsung goes red with the Galaxy Tab 2 7.0


Is that phone-style button interface something new to the Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 or have I just not been noticing it? Either way, it's rather odd, with the recent apps and back buttons being switched, and with that up arrow button on the far right.

The Tab 2. 7.0 was a pretty good deal when if first came out, but I can't imagine why anyone would buy one now unless you're a big TouchWiz fan and just really wanted to go all Samsung on your devices.

Lol, when I first read the article, i thought it was the

"Galaxy Tab 27.0"

i was like... wow, 27" tablet, where have I been?!

that is one ugly tablet. I have the original Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 in black.

The red looks like they just slapped a sticker around it.

Come to think of it, I can do the same and turn my Tab 2 7.0 in to
pink, white, green, or even leopard print! :)

Is the IR port new to this device, or do all Tab 2 - 7.0's have the port? Has anyone used it?

They all have it. But unless that IR port is a deal breaker for you (the Peel app sucks to use btw when compared to just picking up the remote if turning tv channels), just buy a Nexus 7. The Tab 2 7.0 is slow and laggy with a very disappointing screen

Rocking the GN2 and my Nexus 7.... I can put up with Touchwiz. Nexus 7 is where its at... GTab 2 doesn't stand a chance....