Samsung unveiled a slew of Windows 8 based products early this week in India including Series 5 Ultra Touch ultrabook, Ativ Smart PC and Ativ Smart PC Pro at Rs 64,990, Rs 53,990 and Rs 75,490 respectively.
Now, it seems like Samsung is prepping to launch the Android variants of the tablet-laptop hybrids – Ativ Smart PC and Ativ Smart PC Pro.
At the sidelines of a Samsung event, Uday Bhat, director, Samsung IT business was quoted stating, “Samsung is concentrating on the Windows as well as Android ecosystem, which is why we will be launching the Android variant Ativ hybrid PC in the country soon."
Both Ativ Smart PC and Ativ Smart PC Pro will receive the Android version and they are speculated to run on Android 4.0 ICS or the much better Android 4.1 Jelly Bean.
The tablets sport a 11.6 inch HD LCD display with 1920 x 1080 pixel resolution, 8MP rear camera, 2MP front camera, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, USB 2.0, micro HDMI and mini SD ports.
Further, Ativ Smart PC Pro is speculated to come with a SIM card slot and 2 USB 2.0 ports on its keyboard.
Though Windows 8 is a latest operating system and a segment that is drawing the interest of consumers, the success of the Android platform should not be taken lightly. The Android smartphones of Samsung are the hottest selling devices in almost all the markets across the world. Hence, Android based Ativ Smart PC tablets could be a real success, but only if Samsung decides to price them lower than the Windows 8 versions, which are quite expensive.