Samsung today dropped price of its 10.1-inch Android tablet, the Tab 2 10.1, by approximately 20 percent, according to online retailer Saholic. The tablet, which was earlier priced at Rs 31,990, is now available for Rs 25,900. The timing of the price drop indicates that tomorrow’s impending iPad Mini and iPad 4 launch in India could have something to do with it.
The iPad mini will be priced in India from Rs 21,900 onwards while the iPad 4 will start from Rs 31,900 upwards. Industry insiders and retailers are expecting the iPad mini to be a runaway success in India, where Apple products typically have been expensive and out of reach of most people who aspire to own an Apple product.
Having said that, the Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 has better specs with a 10.1-inch WXGA display, 3G connectivity, microSD card slot among others. However, when it comes to tablets, consumers have chosen the iPad over Android tablets even though they offer better specifications and are available at lower price points than comparable iPad variant. We doubt that this price drop would dent the sales of the iPad mini but it is well worth a try.