Samsung’s highly successful Galaxy range includes tablet PC’s as well as smartphones. Then again, there’s the Samsung Galaxy Note which is neither a phone nor a tablet. Just recently, Samsung made it pretty clear that a new Galaxy Note device will be launched in Berlin on August 29, 2012. At the Mobile World Congress Samsung revealed a bigger sibling of the Galaxy Note called the Galaxy Note 10.1. It is basically a tablet version of the Galaxy Note “phablet”. Geared towards artists and creative applications, the Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 sure packs a punch. Like the phablet version, it also employs a stylus called the “S-pen” that can be used to interact with the device and even has different pressure levels! Another super cool feature is that the stylus on this device can be turned the other way round and used as an eraser. Reportedly, handwriting recognition and sensitivity has been improved over the Galaxy Note phablet and the Note 10.1 comes bundled with Adobe Photoshop Touch and Adobe Ideas. Here’s our Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 preview!
When originally announced at the MWC, the Galaxy Note 10.1 specs were: 1.4 GHz dual core processor, 1 GB of RAM, 3 MP rear facing camera, 2 MP front facing camera and expandable memory upto 32 GB via MicroSD card. The device itself was supposed to come in 16 GB, 32 GB and 64 GB variants. But a recent leak with an unboxed Galaxy Note 10.1 reports that the device has been beefed up and now features hardware similar to Samsung’s flagship Galaxy SIII smartphone. The updated specs are:
Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 Preview – Updated Specs
- SoC: Samsung Exynos 4 Quad
- CPU: 1.4 GHz Quad core ARM Cortex A9
- GPU: ARM Mali-400 MP
- Screen: 10.1 inch widescreen Super LCD at 1280 x 800 resolution
- RAM: 2 GB
- Storage: 16/32/64 GB with expandable memory upto 32 GB
- Camera: 5 MP rear facing with auto focus and LED flash and 2 MP front facing
- Operating System: Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich
- Battery: 7000 mAH
Admittedly, these specs look pretty great and we can’t wait to see how well the device performs with all the juicy new hardware. Samsung has been tight lipped as to which Galaxy Note device will be launched on August 29th and most clues point to the Galaxy Note 2 but there could be a double launch of the Galaxy Note 2 and Galaxy Note 10.1 on the cards. Let’s wait and watch!