South Korean manufacturerSamsung has launched the Galaxy Note Pro tablet in India at a whopping Rs 65,575, making it the most expensive Android tablet in the country. The 128GB variant of Apple iPad Air is the costliest tablet in the market, with a price tag of Rs 65,900.
Samsung’s first professional-grade tablet, the Galaxy Note Pro was unveiled at the Consumer Electronics Show in January this year. The company is offering a free cover worth Rs 3,799 with the device.
The new Galaxy Note Pro has a 12.2-inch Super LCD screen with 2560x1600p resolution and comes with the S Pen stylus. Samsung has used its new Magazine UX software on top of Android 4.4 operating in this tablet; the new custom skin makes better use of the large screen and shows live information from apps in a tile-layout, similar to that of Windows 8.
Samsung Galaxy Note Pro is powered by a 1.9GHz octa-core processor, backed by 3GB RAM. It comes with 32GB internal storage, with support for 64GB microSD card. Connectivity suite of the device comprises 2G, 3G, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0, microUSB 3.0 and infrared.
On the back of Galaxy Note Pro is an 8MP camera with LED flash, whereas a 2MP camera is placed in front. The device is powered by a 9,500mAh battery and is available in black and white colours with faux leather finish.
Apple is also said to be working on a professional-grade tablet – currently being called iPad Pro – that is expected to replace the Macbook Pro in its portfolio. However, it is not expected to be launched until October this year.