Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.7 was launched in India back in February for a suggested retail price of Rs 33,571 (655 USD or 500 EUR) outright.
Two months after release the slate’s price got a small price cut. The guys over at AndroidOS
have just learned that the Galaxy Tab 680 is now available via Flipkart
for only Rs 28,500 (555 USD or 425 EUR).
That’s a pretty consistent price drop, but still not quite on par with the new Android 4.0 ICS tablets recently launched in India.
Those who are not familiar with the Galaxy Tab 680
specs sheet should know that the slate is powered by Google’s Android 3.2 Honeycomb operating system, though Samsung has already promised it will deploy an Ice Cream Sandwich update by the end of the year.
The Indian market is well-known for its cheap Android devices, including smartphones and tablets, which are released by regional manufacturers.
This is the main reason that big brands are having a hard time launching competitive devices on the Indian market.
Although the quality of these native products is questionable, most Indian customers prefer low prices over quality.
Samsung Galaxy Tab 680 is a multimedia device that “efficiently takes care of users’ entertainment related needs with pre-loaded multi-format audio and video player.”
The slate comes bundled with Google’s entire suite of services and apps, including Gmail, Gtalk and YouTube. In addition, it offers access to more than half a million apps and games via Google Play
On the inside, the Galaxy Tab 680 packs a dual core Exynos processor clocked at 1.4 GHz, a Mali-400MP graphics processing unit (GPU), 16GB of internal storage, 1 GB of RAM and microSD card slot for memory expansion (up to 32GB).
Last but not least, the tablet’s 7.7-inch Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen display supports HD (800 x 1280 pixels) resolution.