reMarkable, a Norwegian technology brand, has officially entered India with reMarkable 2, a paper-style tablet. The e-ink tablet, which has been sold on Amazon’s India portal since January 5, targets knowledge and business users with its minimalist design and user interface. The concept of this tablet is to reduce distractions, the company said.
reMarkable 2 is the tech startup’s second product, but the first to arrive in India. Priced at ₹53,799, the reMarkable 2 comes with a free one-year subscription plan. Thereafter, reMarkable 2 subscription starts at ₹399 per month or ₹3,999 annually.
reMarkable 2 operates Codex, a Linux-based platform, with 1 GB of RAM and 8 GB of internal storage, expandable up to 128 GB, and is powered by a 1.2 GHz dual-core ARM A9 processor.
The paper-themed reMarkable 2 tablet has a 10.3-inch LCD display with a 16:10 aspect ratio and weighs around 476 grams. It comes with a 3000 mAh battery and a Type-C port for charging. The company claims two weeks of battery life and 3 months of standby time.
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On reMarkable 2, you can write or write using the magnetic pen that comes with it. Convert even handwritten doodles to the proper format, good for sharing and using.
The Chinese-made tablet also receives timely updates and can also be controlled via an app. reMarkable offers a software ecosystem that includes a desktop application.
“The company has no immediate plans to bring manufacturing of reMarkable 2 to India, but we are very excited about the potential it has here,” said Henrik Gustav Faller, vice president of communications at reMarkable.
Gustav said that the longevity of the device can be a differentiating factor when competing with other tablets on the market, since it is premium. “We continue to support the software so that people can use it for a long time,” he added.
reMarkable doesn’t have any goals to hit this year, he said. “We are getting thousands of page views for our products and people seem willing to accept our products.”
The Norwegian firm will work on the digital and online availability of its products in India. It might plan a retail presence later to let people experience it in India.
That being said, reMarkable does not have any physical services present in the country now, but does offer assistance through support.