Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1
Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1Samsung

The much anticipated Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1, also known as Galaxy Note 800 tablet, finally got into the retail market of India on Friday with a price tag of ₹ 39,990.

"India is one of the first 10 markets in the world where the Galaxy Note 800 is being launched. With the Samsung Galaxy Note 800, Samsung provides a unique user experience that goes beyond passive content consumption to a new world of productivity, active creation and personalized communications," said Ranjit Yadav, Samsung's India head for IT and mobile division.

The tablet which comes with a stylus features of 10.1-inch LCD touch screen with 5 megapixel auto focus rear camera. The most notable feature of this 10.1 Galaxy Note is its multi-screen which gives the users a unique platform to use two apps at a single time.

With the launch of Galaxy note 800, Samsung is expecting to put a stiff competition to its daunting rival Apple iPad. Galaxy 800 had hit headlines earlier because of its key features like ‘S Pen’ and 'split screen'. Probably these are the two advantages Samsung has over its rival Apple iPad too. The 10.1 tablet is also expecting competitions from yet to launch Microsoft's Surface tablet and Amazon Kindle Fire 2. 

According to Samsung Electronics Official Global Blog 'S Pen' is a pressure-sensitive input device, which is actually powered by technology created by Wacom.

The new Samsung tablet packs 1.4GHz quad core processor along with 2GB RAMS. Featuring Android IceCream Sandwich, the company's flagship tablet Galaxy Note 800 supports 16 GB on board storage and has an expandable memory up to 32GB. The device comes with a 7,000 mAh Li-ion battery. The Android Ice Cream Sandwich will be upgraded to Jelly Bean by the end of this year, says the Samsung Electronics Official Blog.

The tablet was unveiled for the international market at the Mobile World Congress 2012 in February. Though Apple maintains the title as the best seller in the world, the South Korean giant has managed to get some lead in Indian market with the differences in the price tags. And with the launch of Galaxy Note 800, the Korean company hopes to make a sale of 1.5 million tablets in the country, reported Times of India.