Samsung launches new Android tablet in India

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BANGALORE, INDIA: Global consumer electronics major Samsung Wednesday launched in the Indian market its next-generation tablet Galaxy Tab 620, with a 1.2GHz dual core processor and Android Honeycomb 3.2 operating system.


"Our latest tablet will enable customers to manage their work and life while on the move. Value added features of GalaxyTab will offer faster browsing, downloading and transmission," Samsung Electronics Ltd head Ranjit Yadav said in a statement here.

Besides content viewing and gaming, users can download movies and songs and surf the web with high data speeds of 21Mbps (megabits per second).

"The new tablet can download a 1GB (gigabit) movie in 6.5 minutes and a 1.5MB (megabit) photo in one minute. Similarly, a 10MB music file can be transmitted in one second through a 40MHz channel," Yadav asserted.


Priced at Rs.30,250 and weighing 345 gm, the tablet is one of the lightest in its category. At 9.96 mm, its sleek design makes it convenient to carry.

With integrated communication service, users can aggregate contacts, calendar and email with instant messaging and social networking service (SNS). Contacts can be synched with online portals and social networks and manage schedules and events from multiple accounts.

"The tablet's Android operating system (OS) provides a greater user experience with a compatibility zoom for non-tablet sized applications," Yadav added.

The $136-billion Korean multinational is a global leader in semiconductors (chips), telecom, digital media and digital convergence technologies. It employs about 190,000 people in 206 offices across 68 countries, including India.