By the end of 2013, we had assumed that Samsung would not make the Galaxy Tab 3 10.1 official into Indian market. Now, all of the sudden, the company has quietly launched the tablet in India. It wasn't long ago when Samsung introduced the Galaxy Tab 4 range across the world.
With the updated tablet series expected to go official in India, it would be puzzling to guess why Samsung would like to launch a tablet that went on sale in June 2013.
Further, the tablet is available for a whooping Rs. 36,340. Yes, you heard it right! Currently, the tablet is out of stock from the company's own web store.
Talking about its features and specifications, the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 features a 10.1-inch display having a resolution of 1280x800 pixels.
It is powered by a 1.6 GHz dual-core Intel Atom Z2560 processor coupled with 1GB of RAM and 16GB internal storage, which can be expanded up to 64GB via a microSD card slot.
The tablet runs on Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean. The tablet comes with SIM slot and also supports 3G connectivity.
On the imaging front, there's a 3-megapixel rear-facing camera, and a 1.3-megapixel front-facing shooter.
Other connectivity options include: 3G HSPA+, Wi-Fi a/b/g/n (2.4/5GHz), Wi-Fi Channel Bonding, Wi-Fi Direct, Bluetooth 4.0 and GPS + GLONASS.
At Rs. 36,340, the Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 10.1 is way expensive than the Apple iPad Air (16GB, Wi-Fi only). The tablet was announced way back in June last year, and on the top, it's specs looks aged and underwhelming, when compared to high-end 10-inch tablets available in the market.
Here are the top 5 reasons (read: challengers) why one should avoid the Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 10.1. Take a look!
Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 10.1
The Galaxy Tab 4 10.1 is the latest generation 10.1-inch tablet from the house of Samsung. It features a 10-inch 1280 x 800 pixel resolution, a 1.2 GHz quad-core processor, 1.5 GB of RAM, 3 megapixel rear-facing camera, 1.3 megapixel front facing camera, 16 GB of internal memory, a microSD card slot, Android 4.4 KitKat, a 6,800mAh battery, Wi-Fi/3G and LTE connectivity. There's no information as when Samsung will release the Galaxy Tab 4 10.1 into Indian market.
Apple iPad Air
The iPad Air is the most powerful tablet you can buy in the market. It offers an excellent Retina Display, and a powerful 64-bit CPU under the hood. Apple iPad Air's 9.7-inch Retina Display has a resolution of 2048 x 1536 pixels. On the imaging front, there's a 5MP rear-facing camera with improved imaging optics and a 1.2MP FaceTime HD shooter with bigger sensor and dual-mics. The device runs on iOS 7.0 and it can easily a battery backup of 10 hours on a single charge. The basic version of the iPad Air will cost you close to Rs. 35,900 (16GB, Wi-Fi only)
Asus Nexus 7 2013 (32GB, 3G)
The 32 GB WiFi only model comes at Rs. 23,999 while the LTE unlocked variant of the 3G model will cost you Rs. 27,999. Going into the details, the Nexus 7 2013 edition comes with a 7-inch 16:10 Full HD display with a resolution of 1920 x 1200 pixels, a quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro, 2GB of RAM, Android 4.4 Kitkat, a 5MP rear camera and a 1.2 MP front facing shooter, Bluetooth, 3G, NFC, Wireless charging, GPS, GLONASS, MicroUSB, and a 3950 mAh battery.
Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1
Samsung is now rolling out Android 4.4 Kitkat update for the Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 (2014). It features a 10.1-inch TFT LCD display offering a WQXGA resolution of 2560×1600 pixels, a 1.9 GHz quad-core Exynos 5 Octa processor, 3GB of RAM, an 8-megapixel auto focus rear camera with LED Flash, a 2-megapixel sensor, 32GB of on-board storage, expandable storage, S Pen and more. Asking price- Rs. 46,575.
Samsung Galaxy NotePro 12.2
The Galaxy Note Pro 12.2, as the name suggests, features a 12.2-inch display offering a WQXGA resolution of 2560×1600 pixels. This massive tablet measures 7.9mm thick and weighs 750g. It is powered by a Samsung's very own Exynos 5 Octa (1.9GHz x 4 + 1.3GHz x 4) processor coupled with 3GB RAM and 64GB of internal memory, which can be expanded up to 64GB via a microSD card slot. On the imaging front, there is an 8MP rear-facing camera with an LED Flash, alongside a 2MP front-facing shooter. The device runs Android 4.4 Kitkat with Samsung's native UI later on top. Other connectivity options include: 2G, 3G, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac MIMO (2.4 & 5 GHz), Wi-Fi Direct, AllShareCast, BT4.0, USB3.0, GPS and GLONASS. Additionally, the makers have added a 9,500mAh battery fitted inside. The NotePro 12.2 comes with number of innovative features, notably, Multi Window option, Virtual Keyboard, Remote PC which lets users to easily access and control their home or office PC directly through their Galaxy NotePRO. Asking price- Rs. 61,890