Lennia R. from Quezon City emailed TechPinas this question last night,
"TP, I'm confused. Yesterday, I saw a poster at the mall saying that Samsung Galaxy Tab now only costs Php 21,990. Earlier today, my sister told me that the tablet actually only costs Php 16,990. Now, that's a Php 5,000 difference. [What's the real deal? What's the official suggested retail price of Samsung Galaxy Tab]?"
Lennia, there are actually two Samsung Galaxy Tab models currently available in the Philippines. One is Samsung Galaxy Tab P1000 and the other, Samsung Galaxy Tab P1010. Note that the two models look alike and have almost similar technical specifications.
Samsung Galaxy Tab P1000 currently costs Php 21,990 while Samsung Galaxy Tab WiFi P1010 has a price tag of only Php 16,990.
So how are they different from each other? Two things --
1. Samsung Galaxy Tab P1000 has phone functions. (The tablet supports GSM voice communication, SMS and MMS.) Samsung Galaxy Tab P1010 does not.
2. Samsung Galaxy Tab P1000 supports 3G HSDPA connectivity. Samsung Galaxy Tab P1010 does not; as it only supports Wifi connectivity.
Which technical specifications do they share?
Well, both tablets have a 7" capacitive touchscreen Gorilla Glass, display 3.15 MegaPixel camera at the back, 1.3 MegaPixel camera in front, 720p 30fps HD Video recorder, 16 GB of internal memory, TouchWiz UI, proximity sensor, gyroscope, accelerometer, USB 2.0 port, Bluetooth, TV out, Full HD Video playback, ThinkFree Office and Google Services Suite, among other stuff. Both tablets run Android 2.2 Froyo operating system with a 1 GHz ARM Cortex A8 processor.
There you go, Lennia! I hope you find this helpful.