The Galaxy Tab S series was launched last month at an event in New York and competes with the likes of Apple's iPad range

Samsung on Wednesday announced the launch of its Tab S series of tablet computers in India in two screen sizes — 8.4 inch and 10.5 inch — priced at Rs 37,800 and Rs 44,800, respectively.

“We are excited to unveil the new Galaxy Tab S offering. It is thin, light and comes equipped with Super AMOLED touchscreen. The launch of Galaxy Tab S will further propel us in growing category of tablets and facilitate ground-breaking success,” Samsung India VP, Mobile & IT, Asim Warsi told reporters here.

The Galaxy Tab S series was launched last month at an event in New York and competes with the likes of Apple's iPad range.

Both the variants of Tab S feature Super AMOLED display and Exynos 5 Octa processor (1.9 GHz quadcore + 1.3 Ghz quad core). The devices have the latest Android Kitkat operating system, 8MP rear camera, 2.1MP front camera, 3GB RAM, 16GB internal memory and an expandable memory up to 128 GB.

Talking about the tablet market in India, Mr. Warsi said, “Reports suggest that about 290 million tablets will be sold this year globally. Syndicated reports show that in India too, the market is expected to grow over 20 per cent year-on-year and we are confident of topping that growth," he said.

The tablets are 3G enabled and also support FDD LTE, and will be available in the market starting second week of July. Soon TD LTE-supported version will also be introduced.

Presently, Samsung India offers six models under its tablet portfolio, priced between Rs 12,000-60,000. Mr. Warsi said the company has over 50 per cent share of the market here.

Sounding confident of good growth in this category, he said, "Tablets have just three per cent penetration (of total telecom subscriber base) and that to me is a huge opportunity. There is tremendous scope of growth and we will bring the latest technology across spectrum (of prices) to consumers.”