Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 Goes on Sale in Kenya at Ksh 70,000 ($739)

Guys, it is here. The Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 is going on sale in Safaricom and FoneXpress stores all over Kenya. The iconic device is expected to retail at Ksh 70,000 while the older Galaxy Tab 7″ is retailing at Ksh 39,000 at Safaricom shops. It will be available at the two shops but I am not sure if that would be exclusively or not.

The company is facing a host of legal battles in different markets pitting it against Apple’s iPad.

The new Galaxy Tab supports Safaricom and the Orange HSPA+ network speeds of up to 21Mbps and comes pre-loaded with Readers Hub and Music Hub giving consumers instant access to more than 2.2 million books, 2,000 newspaper, 2,300 magazines and 13 million songs.

At KSh 70,000, the tablet is way much cheaper than the iPads and PlayBooks being sold at FoneXpress with the starting price in the range of Ksh 74,000.


Samsung GALAXY Tab 10.1″ Specs; 

Network HSPA+ 21Mbps  850/900/1900/2100
EDGE/GPRS  850/900/1800/1900
OS Android™ 3.0 (Honeycomb)
Display  10.1” WXGA 1280×800
Processor 1GHz Dual Core application processor
Camera Main(Rear): 3.0-Mega Pixel Camera AF with LED Flash
Front: 2.0-Mega Pixel Camera
Video Format :MPEG4/H263/H264,Divx/Xvid
Playback : 1080p Full HD Video @ 30fps
Recording : 720p HD Video
3.5mm Ear Jack, Surround Sound Stereo Speakers
Enterprise Solutions Microsoft Exchange ActiveSync
Quickoffice HD Editor
Value-added Features Android Market™
GoogleMobile Services :
Google™ Talk Video Chat, Google™ Maps, Books, etc.
Samsung TouchWiz UX
Samsung Mini Apps Tray
Social Hub, Music Hub, Readers Hub
*Availability differs by region
Adobe Flash Player 10.2
Connectivity Bluetooth® technology v 2.1 + EDR
USB 2.0
WiFi 802.11 (a/b/g/n)
Sensor Gyroscope, Accelerometer, Digital Compass, Ambient Light sensor
Memory 16G / 32G / 64G, microSD (up to 32GB)
*Size 256.6 x 172.9 x 8.6 mm, 595g
Battery 6800mAh


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Written by Cyrus

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