Samsung launches Galaxy Tab 10.1 and 8.9 in India
Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 and 8.9 launches in Indian market for Rs 36,200 and Rs. 33,990
Samsung has launched its awaited tablets, the Galaxy Tab 10.1 and 8.9 in India. These are also known as Galaxy Tab 750 and Galaxy Tab 730, which have been priced at Rs. 36,200 and Rs. 33,990.
Galaxy Tab 10.1 will be available in the market this month while Tab 8.9 will arrive by September. These tablets are equipped with 1Ghz dual-core processor and 1GB RAM, which makes them run smoothly. Besides, they both will feature 3G and 16GB of on-board memory. The latest Galaxy Tabs will support 3G HSPA plus network speeds of up to 21Mbps, Bluetooth 3.0 and Wi-Fi connectivity to deliver rapid mobile download speeds and reduce data transfer times. The company made it clear that it is not planning to come up with Wi-Fi only models or with 32GB internal storage, as of now.
The Galaxy Tab owners will get the benefit of Vodafone’s promotion offer, which provides a special 3G plan for Rs 3,000. This plan will provide them 2GB data every month and this plan will be valid for six-months.
“Consumers all over the world are adopting easy to use and powerful smart mobile devices. India presents some of the best growth opportunities for smartphones and tablets, which is why it is one of the first few markets where we are launching these new, revolutionary tablets,” said Y.H. Lee, senior vice-president, global marketing, mobile communications business, Samsung Electronics.
Both the Tabs offer 3-megapixel rear cameras as well as 2-megapixel front cameras, along with capability to record 1080p HD video and flash feature. Moreover, they both are pre-loaded with 'Readers Hub' allowing users instant access to around 2.2 million books, 2,000 newspaper (49 languages) and 2,300 magazines (22 languages). Also there is 'My Reader' application preloaded, which provides Indian users with access to 17 Indian newspapers, 17 Indian magazines and 30,000 Indian language books.
The Mobile TV application present in the devices allow you to enjoy up to 55 Indian television channels over it. The Samsung’s 'Social Hub' simply aggregates contacts, instant messaging, email, calendar and social network connections into a single interface.
"By combining Samsung’s innovations in design and display with our exciting new user experience, we’ve created a new class of products that will lead the tablet market in India as in the world”, said J.S. Shin, president and CEO, Samsung South West Asia.
These Samsung tablets are running Android 3.1 Honeycomb, which makes them direct competitors to the Apple’s iPad 2, which is already present in the Indian stores and doing really well since it has launched. Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 with 565 grams of weight and Tab 8.9 with 465 grams have become the lightest tablets in the world.
But, as Indian consumers are more focused about the price of the product. While, these tabs look a quite over priced, if we compare them with the prices of iPad 2 or BlackBerry PlayBook. Lets see if Indian buyers go for these tablets or not, when there are lots of options available at cheaper price.