Samsung Electronics has launched on Thursday Galaxy Note 10.1 tablet in the United States, Britain and South Korea. This is Samsung’s latest attempt to enter into Apple’s iPad domain and get maximum share of the market. In the US, the company has launched the Galaxy Note 10.1 tablet at $499 for 16 GB of storage and $549 for 32 GB model versus iPad’s $599.
The Note 10.1 uses Google’s Android 4.0 software and a quad-core processor with 1.4 GHz clock speed. Samsung has announced that the tablet will get updated to Android 4.1 before the year ends. However, there is no official word on the exact time for the update.
It boasts a 5 megapixel rear camera and 1.9 megapixel front-facing camera, which also detects the user’s eye movements to prevent the device from going into standby mode. The tablet will feature a 10.1″ inch screen with 1280×800 pixels and will come with a stylus called the S Pen. It will have 16 GB internal memory, which will be expandable up to 32 GB, and 2 GB RAM. The Galaxy Note 10.1 will come engineered with a 7,000 mAh battery.
Unlike Apple, Samsung does not ignore India market and has now made the tablet available for pre-order in India on the Samsung India e-store. According to the Samsung India e-store website, customers can pre-book the Galaxy Note 10.1 (GT-N8000) by paying an advance of Rs 2,000. Also, customers will also get a free Book cover worth Rs 3,249 along with the Galaxy Note 8000.
“At the time of launch, an email will be exclusively sent to customers who have pre-booked their Galaxy Note 8000 on the eStore, informing them of the availability of the Galaxy Note 8000,” mentioned the company on the website, adding, “A pre-booking order cannot be cancelled once placed.” The product will be dispatched on a first-come first-served basis to the customers.
However, the company has not disclosed India price yet and it is expected to be announced when they are ready for deliveries in India.