Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 2014 Edition for India sounds expensive

Considering all the relatively cheap tablets that the Indian market is saturated with, Samsung’s Galaxy Note 10.1 2014 Edition may have some trouble getting enough attention. But then the South Korean company obviously has customers hankering after the best on its mind if you think of the Rs 49,990 price tag it has attached to the new Galaxy Note.

There’s just one minor problem, the 32GB iPad 4 is cheaper than Samsung’s 32GB 2014 Edition. Cupertino’s tablet is being sold for less than Rs 40,000 presently and never mind that the hardware is almost a year old now. Apple has a lot of fans. But there are a couple of things which might help the Galaxy Note stand up to the iPad.

Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 2014

First off, it runs Android and not iOS. Secondly, Samsung has managed to rework the exterior in a couple of ways. The chrome detailing (seen here) has been ditched to lend the tablet a cleaner look and the back panel has been given a premium, leathery appearance. Then there are the brand new internals, of course.

Galaxy Note 10.1 2014 Edition key specs:

– 10.1” 2,560 x 1,600p resolution touchscreen
– Android Jelly Bean 4.3 OS
– Quad core 1.9GHz Cortex A15 + quad core 1.3GHz Cortex A7 processors
– 3GB RAM, 16GB/32GB/64GB memory, up to 64GB expandability
– 8MP main camera with LED flash and 2MP full HD webcam
– 8220mAh battery
– 243.1mm x 171.4mm x 7.9mm dimensions
– Less that 550g weight

Signing off, it’s kind of weird that Samsung chose to price its Galaxy Note tablet at nearly the same rate as its Note 3 phablet, don’t you think?