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Tuesday 12 December 2017

iPad 2 forces Samsung into Galaxy Tab rethink

The iPad 2 is thinner, lighter and faster than its predecessor and has cameras on the front and back. Photo: Getty Images
The iPad 2 is thinner, lighter and faster than its predecessor and has cameras on the front and back. Photo: Getty Images

Shane Richmond

Samsung will have to rethink the price of its new Galaxy Tab to compete with Apple’s iPad, according to the company’s vice president of mobile.

A 10-inch version of Samsung’s Galaxy Tab is due for release soon. The company released a 7-inch model last year, which received good reviews but did not sell as well as the company hoped.

Following the launch of the iPad 2, earlier this week, Lee Don-joo, Samsung’s executive vice president of mobile, said: “The 10-inch was to be priced higher than the 7-inch but we will have to think it over.”

Announcing the iPad 2, Steve Jobs, Apple’s chief executive, said the iPad launched at an “unbelievable” price. He added: “People weren’t sure that it was an unbelievable price. Well, ask our competitors now.”

The iPad 2 is thinner, lighter and faster than its predecessor and has cameras on the front and back. Samsung’s new Galaxy Tab, unveiled last month at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, has a larger screen than the iPad 2 and is about the same weight. It is not quite as thin, however, as Lee acknowledged.

Lee told the Yonhap News Agency: “We will have to improve the parts that are inadequate. Apple made it very thin."

Telegraph.co.uk

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