Samsung Electronics Limited, a global giant in consumer electronics, launched the Samsung Galaxy Tab in Sri Lanka on Tuesday.
The company’s direct presence in Sri Lanka now enables local consumers to experience its products at the same time they are launched on the global platform.
“In that sense we are launching our first tablet device, the Samsung Galaxy Tab in Sri Lanka, which would bring a change in the mobile communication in the country,” said Sri Lanka Country Head Samsung India Electronics Limited Shanker Narayan.
He said that the Samsung Galaxy Tab is powered by the latest Android Operating System 2.2 and makes rich communication truly mobile; it presents a level of converged technology that moves beyond mobile or PC to an entirely new category.
Commenting on Sri Lankan mobile phones sales, Narayan said that according to TRC statistics, the country’s mobile phone monthly sales stand at 115,000 units per month with a 3% growth rate in sales.
“In that category we hold around a 17% market segment and it is growing,” he said. According to Narayan, Sri Lankan consumers are very aware about the changes in electronics technology and there is great demand for new versions or products. “Sri Lankan consumers are well informed about global markets and the recent reduction in the import tax on electronic items has made big change. Demand for electronics has gone up by a considerable level.’
The Samsung Galaxy Tab brings together all of Samsung’s leading innovations to provide users with more capabilities while on the move.
Consumers are able to experience PC-like web-browsing and enjoy all forms of multimedia content on the perfectly-sized 7-inch display, wherever they go. Users can create and edit all Office Documents like Word, Excel and Powerpoint on the go.
The striking TFT-LCD display, with a very high resolution per square inch of display, delivers an exciting mobile experience for watching films, viewing pictures, e-reading or sharing documents. Moreover, users can continuously communicate via e-mail, voice and video call, SMS/MMS or social network with the optimised user interface.
More than 100,000 Android Market applications are accessible on the Galaxy Tab, which offers consumers huge scope for customising their Galaxy Tab as per their needs. Supporting the latest Adobe Flash Player 10.1, it fully supports swift, seamless viewing of every single page of the web.
The ‘Readers Hub’, Samsung’s unique e-reading application on the Galaxy tab, provides easy access to a vast digital library – from classical literature to the latest bestsellers and reference materials. The Reader’s Hub provides consumers access to over two million e-books , 3000 magazines and 1600 newspapers in English and vernacular languages .
Galaxy Tab users enjoy powerful Augmented Reality in the most portable but highly readable format. This splendid location based service provides users a chance to navigate real time destinations, route calculations further enhanced by Google Maps and the 7” screen display further adds to the overall appeal of viewing content. Google Maps, 3 MP AF Camera, fully immersive Full HD experience with powerful graphics, video and music with Sound Alive 3D audio experience all add to the rich experience of the Galaxy Tab. The ‘Social Hub’ feature integrates and consolidates all SNS (social networking sites), e-mail, contact info into one ‘super phonebook’. The Pre-installed Flash 10.1 player in the Galaxy Tab permits full web page views with flash files intact so you can experience the internet in original format. Surf the web at your leisure and enjoy the internet as it’s meant to be experienced with the Galaxy tab.
With 3G HSPA connectivity supporting high speed data upload and download, 802.11n Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 3.0 and 1.3MP VT Camera the Samsung Galaxy Tab enhances users’ mobile communication to a whole new level. Powered by a 16GB memory expandable up to 32 GB, it has a 4000mAH battery and is priced at Rs. 95,000. “Leading service providers like Dialog, Mobitel, Etisalat and Airtel will be announcing very exciting offers and data plans with the Galaxy Tab very shortly,” revealed Narayan. The Samsung Galaxy Tab will be available only through telecom operator outlets, Samsung brand shop, select mobile retail outlets, Singer Mega showrooms and Singhagiri outlets.