The new tablets are priced competitively with the iPad 2, CrunchGear reported. The wi-fi-only tablets start at $469 for the 8.9-inch model and $499 for the 10.1-inch model. Claiming to be the world’s thinnest tablets at 8.6 millimeters (.33 inches), the Samsung pair do beat out the iPad 2, which is 8.8 millimeters (.34 inches) and one-third thinner than its predecessor.
Samsung’s mobile VP Lee Don-Joo told Yonhap News Agency on March 4 that the iPad 2 had caused the company to take a second look at its products and pricing.
CrunchGear said the 10.1 tablet will be available June 8 and the smaller tablet will be out early this summer.