Samsung has officially announced the launch of Galaxy Note 800 in the country today. Featuring a 10-inch display and S-Pen, the tablet has been priced at INR 39,990 and is available starting today.
Galaxy Note 800, which is better known as Note 10.1, comes with 1.4GHz quad-core processor, Android 4.0, 16GB of internal storage, and 2GB of RAM. The tablet also comes with a microSD card slot with support up to 32GB.
Samsung has also included a SIM card slot in the Indian version of the tablet, which supports 3G as well as voice calling.
The tablet comes pre-loaded with a bunch of apps like Photoshop Touch.
Update: The official Samsung e-store is selling the Note 800 for INR 38,500.
Full Press Release:
New Delhi, August 24, 2012 – Samsung Electronics, a global leader in digital media and digital convergence technologies, today announced the launch of its highly anticipated GALAXY Note 800, a revolutionary new device that promises to re-define the tablet experience for consumers in the Indian market.
The GALAXY Note 800 extends the GALAXY Note category, building on the success of last year’s worldwide hit smartphone – and delivering the functionality and precision of a pen and paper by combining the S Pen with a 10.1-inch large display. Adobe’s premium creative application, Photoshop® Touch is preloaded and optimized for Samsung’s S Pen to deliver unprecedented precision and control. The device also introduces the game changing Multi-screen feature, which allows users to actually operate two different apps side-by-side, simultaneously, on the same screen. Thanks to a 1.4GHz quad-core processor and 2 GB RAM, the Galaxy Note 800 can handle it all smoothly and seamlessly.
At a glittering launch event held in the Capital today, leading fashion designer Rina Dhaka, acclaimed professional photographer Tarun Khiwal, eminent educationist Mrinalini Kaura and choreographer Noyonika Chatterjee, spoke about their experiences of working with the device and how the GALAXY Note 800 will unleash new levels of inspiration in their work.
Announcing the launch of the Galaxy Note 800 in the Indian market, stated Mr. Ranjit Yadav, Country Head, Samsung Mobile & IT, “India is one of the first 10 markets in the world where the Galaxy Note 800 is being launched. With the Samsung Galaxy Note 800, Samsung provides a unique user experience that goes beyond passive content consumption to a new world of productivity, active creation and personalized communications. While the S pen offers both active content creation and passive content creation, the Multi screen capability finally enables true multitasking. I expect this device to in many ways to fuel the growth of the tablet market in India and help us further strengthen our market leadership in the tablet market here in India.”
True Multitasking with Multi-screen Feature
With GALAXY Note 800’s Multi-screen feature, users can effortlessly utilize two different applications side-by-side, simultaneously for true and easy multitasking. Users can view Web pages or videos, or launch other applications while writing or sketching ideas with the S Pen on the other half of the screen – no need to toggle back and forth between apps. Further, users can even capture and crop images from an app on one side, and drag them to an app on the side – for enhanced creativity and productivity.
Apps supported for Multi-screen are S Note, Internet Browser, Video Player, Email, Gallery and Polaris Office. The GALAXY Note 800 thus meets the increasing needs of a growing mobile workforce, from interfacing with customers to creative sharing.
The GALAXY Note 800 also offers the Pop up Play feature first introduced on the GALAXY S III Smartphone. With it, users can play back videos in a floating window that can be overlaid anywhere on the screen, providing a “picture in picture” experience. New for the GALAXY Note 800 is the ability to adjust the size of the video window.
In addition, GALAXY Note 800 offers a mini-apps tray that can launch a selection of mini-app on top of others apps and freely moved around the screen. These include Alarm, S Note, Music Player, Email, Calculator and World Clock.
S Pen & S Note Make it Personal
Featuring an advanced S Pen with 1,024 levels of pressure sensitivity, GALAXY Note 800 is designed for natural and intuitive content creation. The S Pen is embedded directly into a slot in the device and when removed, activates a taskbar with quick access to optimized S Pen apps such as S Note, Adobe® Photoshop® Touch and Polaris Office. Alternatively, users can easily set their preferred application to be launched instantly.
The S Note application is a unique tool that gives users the ability to combine notes and sketches with other digital content in ready-to-use templates. Shape Match converts hand-drawn shapes such a square and lines into clean and perfect versions – perfect for creating charts. Formula Match can actually solve formulas hand-written with the S Pen.
S Note is also integrated with knowledge search engines so that users can search for content, obtain information, and easily drag and drop content onto S Notes without having to switch between screens.
Adobe Photoshop Touch – Edit Photos Like Never Before
The GALAXY Note 800 comes preloaded with the Adobe® Photoshop® Touch. Further, since it is optimized for S Pen, users are able to control brush size and opacity by just adjusting the pressure of the pen on the screen.
Users can also use popular Photoshop features such as layers, selection tools, adjustments, and filters to create mind-blowing images, or use the high quality GALAXY Note 800 camera to fill an area on a layer with the unique camera fill feature. With Photoshop Touch, it’s also a snap to add or remove people or objects from a photo, or blend two photos together. To get users started quickly, in-depth step-by-step tutorials are provided to help users learn techniques the pros use for great-looking results.
Photoshop Touch is integrated with Adobe Creative Cloud providing users free access to powerful file syncing and sharing features and 2GB of storage space. Files can be synched to the Creative Cloud and opened in Photoshop on the desktop or laptop for further refinement.
New Education App
One of the unique features of the GALAXY Note 800 is that it comes with ‘My Education’, a new app that has been developed to help school students to take advantage of the innovative and interactive digital environment that they are constantly experiencing. The app offers more than 10000 FREE videos that have been curated by teachers and is the largest collection of educational videos mapped to the Indian curriculum. These videos are relevant for all students from Class I to XII. The app also offers more than 800 education text books, which would be the largest collection of educational e-books in India. Students can also access assessment papers and can take assessments on real time basis, which helps them in monitoring their own progress. And beyond e-books and tests, students can access education related news as well, on the GALAXY Note 800 including board results, scholarships, admission dates etc. Students can even get a directory of schools and colleges and locate them based on their own location.
Superior Hardware Performance and Connectivity
The GALAXY Note 800 is designed with advanced hardware technology, including a 1.4GHz quad-core processor and 2GB of internal RAM. Seamless multi-tasking, high-standard graphics, and blazing-fast performance without any lag are essential features of GALAXY Note 800. The device also includes a 5-megapixel main camera and a 1.9-megapixel front-facing camera.
The GALAXY Note 800 carries over several features first introduced with the hit GALAXY S III smartphone, making it an ideal companion tablet for owners of that device. Smart Stay, first introduced with the GALAXY S III, uses the camera in the GALAXY Note 800 to prevent the device from going into standby mode while it detects a user in front of the device.
Finally, with AllShare® Play, users can share content with a large group in real-time by connecting GALAXY Note 800 to Samsung HD TVs, phones, mobile tablets, laptops, and other consumer electronic devices on the same network.
GALAXY Note 800 is priced at Rs. 39,990/-
The accessories that are being made available in the market for the Galaxy Note 800 are: the desktop dock; the pouch, book cover, Wacom pen, Car charger, stylus pen and the HDTV Adaptor.