Samsung seems to be quietly launching the Galaxy Note 510 tablet in India. Now you can pre-order the tablet from Samsung’s own eStore for Rs 30,900. As of yet, the Korean company hasn’t revealed when the tablets will be shipped to those who pre-order.

In our opinion, a price tag of Rs 30,900 seems a bit too steep for what the Note 510 offers; it is basically a larger and slightly more powerful version of the Note II.

The Note 510 was unveiled back in March. The newest addition to Samsung’s Note family brings an 8-inch TFT LCD with a not-so-spectacular 1280 x 800 pixel display. It is powered by an Exynos 4 Quad processor clocked at 1.6GHz and has 2GB of RAM. The good news is this thing runs Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean out of the box, but with Samsung’s TouchWiz/Nature UX on top.

All of Samsung's Note devices come with S Pens and the Note 510 is no different. The stylus is accompanied by the usual suite of pen-optimised apps; the Korean electronics giant has also updated the pen to work on the capacitive buttons sitting alongside the physical Home button, so users don't have to make a transition from pen to finger when using the device.

8.0-inch display seems like a good size

A whopping Rs 30,900 price tag!

The body is made of plastic and has a glossy coating with round edges like most of Samsung’s recent smartphones. Even the design is reminiscent of Samsung's products. At 338 g, the Note 510 is in the same ballpark as the iPad mini, and Samsung claims users won’t feel the strain on their wrists even with one-handed use. The tablet’s back is non-removable and covers a 4600 mAh battery. The microSD and micro-SIM slots have been placed under flaps on the left edge.

On the back is the 5 megapixel, autofocus primary camera that's capable of 1080p video recording. The front has a 1.3 megapixel camera, which should be enough for voice calls.

Samsung has partnered with Peel to bring a Smart Remote app to the Note 510, which may be an attempt to get a piece of the home entertainment market. The tablet has an infrared blaster on the right edge and Samsung has baked in a visual programming guide with remote control functions. Another feature that Samsung has added is a “reading mode”, which adjusts the brightness and contrast of the LCD to make reading a more comfortable experience.

Here is a quick look at the key specs of the Note 510:

  • 8-inch TFT LCD with a 1280 x 800 resolution and a pixel density of 189 ppi
  • HSPA, Class 12 GPRS/EDGE
  • Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, Wi-Fi hotspot
  • Bluetooth 4.0 with A2DP
  • Micro USB 2.0 with MHL-support and USB Host
  • A-GPS support and GLONASS
  • 5 megapixel primary camera with 1.3 megapixel front-facing camera
  • 16/32GB internal storage, expandable up to 64GB via microSD cards

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