Samsung announced a dual-core Android-based tablet - the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 - at the Mobile World Congress (MWC) last year. Apple, meanwhile, announced the new iPad in March.
Check out how the two stack up against each other...
Dimensions and Size: The new iPad Wi-Fi model measures 241.2x185.7x9.4mm and weighs 652g. The Wi-Fi+4G iPad model measures 241.2x185.7x9.4mm and weighs 662g. The Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 measures 256.7 x 175.3 x 8.6 mm in thickness and weighs 565g.
Display: The new iPad features a 9.7in LED-backlit glossy widescreen, multi-touch, high resolution Retina Display, along with In-Plane Switching (IPS) technology. The resolution is 2048x1536 pixels, the display is covered with a fingerprint-resistance oleophobic coating and supports multiple languages.
The Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 features a 10.1in WXGA TFT LCD display with a resolution of 800x1280 pixels and the company claims it as the thinnest and lightest-large screen tablet.
Processor: The new iPad is powered by a dual-core Apple A5X custom-designed chip with a quad-core graphics. The Tab 10.1 is powered by a 1GHz dual-core Nvidia Tegra 2 processor. Both tablets pack 1GB of RAM.
Operating System: The iPad runs on Apple's proprietary iOS 5.1 software. The Tab 10.1 runs on Android 3.1 (Honeycomb).
Camera: The iPad has a five megapixel iSight camera with auto-focus, tap-to-focus and face detection technology. It can record HD videos at 1080p and up to 30 frames per second (fps) with audio. It has a front-facing VGA quality Face Time camera.
The Tab 10.1 has a three megapixel auto-focus camera with LED flash that can record videos at 720p. The secondary front-facing camera is of two megapixels.
Connectivity: The new iPad offers Wi-Fi (802.11 a/b/g/n) and Bluetooth version 4.0. The Wi-Fi+4G model can run on both AT&T and Verizon and offers Long Term Evolution (LTE). The Samsung tablet supports Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, Wi-Fi Direct and Bluetooth version 3.0.
Storage: Both tablets have three options - 16/32/64GB.
Battery: The Wi-Fi and Wi-Fi+4G iPad models have a 42.5 watt-hour rechargeable lithium-polymer battery which can run for 10 hours. The Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 is powered with a 7000mAh battery.