When the Samsung Galaxy Tab arrived on Philippine shores in the fourth quarter of 2011, it was priced at Php34,900. At that price the 7-inch Samsung 3G tablet with 16GB of internal storage, matched grey market prices for Apple's 9.7-inch iPad with 3G and 16GB internal storage. With the official launch of the Apple iPad in Philippine shores, and the 16GB iPad 3G was priced at Php30,990 in December 17, 2010. We saw the the Galaxy Tab's price drop to Php28,000-29,000 by the middle of January 2011.
With the launch of the iPad 2 on March 2, 2011, we saw a price drop of the original iPad prices. The 16GB iPad 3G went down to Php26,990. In seeming response to this the Galaxy Tab has dropped again, this time to Php20,990 with some retailers. This is now 5K less than it direct competitor, the entry level 3G enabled iPad, and within 2k of the Php19,900 WiFi only iPad.
At the new Php21,990 suggested retail price Samsung Galaxy Tab is a very interesting proposition.