It has been only a few days since the unwrapping of Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0 at MWC 2013. So soon, the South Korean tech giant has surprised the Indian Fans by launhing the tablet in India.
At the Southwest Asia Forum 2013 in Hyderabad, Samsung has unveiled new products and services. Last year, the South Korean tech giant has achieved $200 billion sales in Southwest Asia, thereby creating a record.
Samsung has unveiled several devices including 24 inch Series 7 SC770 Touch Monitor and Series 7 Chronos Notebook with Windows 8 and 1080p display, flagship NX300 digital camera with interchangeable-lens, its first 80-inch LED television with quad core processor and the Galaxy Note 8.0, which will be named Note 510 in India.
Though Samsung has officially announced the launch of the 8 inch tablet, which is aimed to corner the Apple iPad Mini, there is no word on the price or availability of the device. However, there are estimations going on that the device will be priced between Rs 19,000 to Rs 23,000 in order to compete with iPad Mini, which costs Rs 21,900 for the base version.
Take a look at the specs of Galaxy Note 510 below.
Display: Galaxy Note 510 houses a better 8 inch WXGA multi-touch capacitive touchscreen display with 1280 x 800 pixel resolution and 189 ppi pixel density.
Further, the Galaxy Note 510 comes with S Pen support, optimized applications including S Pen Gesture, Splanner, Air View feature, WACOM technology and more.
Processor: Galaxy Note 510 grabs the score as it is packed with a 1.6GHz quad-core Exynos processor, which uses 20% less power.
Operating System: Galaxy Note 510 is based on Android 4.1 Jelly Bean OS and hence, it will be packed with new features including Project Butter, expandable and contractible Android notifications, improved Google Now, live wallpapers support and more.
Camera: In terms of camera optics, Galaxy Note 510 has a 5MP rear camera and a 1.3MP front camera for video calling.
Storage: Galaxy Note 510 has 16GB/32GB onboard storage, 2GB RAM and micro SD card slot supporting up to 64GB additional storage.
Connectivity: Galaxy Note 510 comes with connectivity features including dual band Wi-Fi, optional 3G HSPA connectivity, Bluetooth 4.0, IrDA and micro USB 2.0.
Battery: Galaxy Note 510 has a non-removable 4,600 mAh Li-ion battery of undisclosed backup.
Specs apart, Galaxy Note 510 is packed with a plethora of software features including Samsung Apps, Samsung Kies/Kies Air, Samsung Hub, ChatOn mobile communication service, Smart Stay, Direct Call, Page Buddy/Tag Buddy/Word Buddy, Awesome Note, Paper Artist, Flipboard and Multi-View. These features are nothing new for the users of Galaxy S3 and Galaxy Note 2 as they were present in those handsets as well.
S Pen Features
Samsung S Pen has been evolved to increase everyday usability and enhance creation expression. S Pen is embedded with the tablet and it is an extension of Galaxy Note 510. Removing the S Pen from the device will automatically launch innovative features such as Pen Detection, Page Buddy and other S Pen optimized applications.
S Pen technology is so advanced that it does not even need to touch the display With Air View, the S Pen needs only to hover over the screen to see previews of videos, emails, photos and appointments on SPlanner without opening the file or application in full. S Pen Gesture allows images and content to be easily edited and cropped. Also, Paper Artist and Photo Note allow photos to be artistically personalized.
Further, S Pen can be used to control the physical menu/back buttons on the tablet with WACOM technology.
Galaxy Note 510 can be used as an e-Book reader with the Reading Mode feature, which offers optimal reading conditions to users.
Awesome Note is an integrated application that is introduced in the tablet for the to allow users to take unlimited notes using apps including Memo, Diary and Must-remember lists.
Smart Remote will act as a universal remote control and electronic programming guide allowing you to manage TV and video watching seamlessly.
Commenting at the event, "Relentless innovation and discovery are the key principles of our business and these are driving our goal to enable consumers to discover a world of possibilities with technology," said Mr. BD Park, President and CEO of Samsung South West Asia. "We work in a dynamic region and consumers today are looking for technology that will not complicate their lifestyles but enrich and empower them. That is our goal and we will strive to provide innovative technology beyond consumer expectations towards a new era of possibilities."