Aug 06 AT 9:22 AM Anthony Domanico 14 Comments

Galaxy Note 10.1 WiFi and 3G models coming this month, LTE variant later this year

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Samsung has officially announced the S-Pen toting Galaxy Note 10.1, which will go on sale worldwide starting this month. No word on pricing was given in the press release, though we should learn those details very soon if the device is to go on sale this month.

The spec sheet includes a 1.4 GHz quad-core Exynos processor, which paired with 2GB of RAM should really make the Note 10.1 fly. The Note 10.1 will launch with Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich, though an upgrade to Jelly Bean will likely come shortly thereafter. Those of you who feel comfortable taking pictures with a tablet can be reassured that the Note 10.1 features a 5 megapixel HD rear shooter, and a 1.9 megapixel front facing camera.

Three storage options will be available to you upon purchase, a 16GB, 32GB, and 64GB, and there’ll be the customary microSD slot for added storage should you need more than the included options. Samsung is naturally pushing the S-Pen functionality on the Note 10.1, making the tablet look like a productivity powerhouse in the following video.

We’ll be getting our hands on the Note 10.1 soon, and will have a full review of the device in coming weeks. Who out there is planning on picking up the Note 10.1 when it launches later this month?

Show Press Release


Samsung inspires a culture of active content creation, productivity and learning

London UK, August 6 2012 — Samsung today announced the launch of the Galaxy Note 10.1, an extension of the Galaxy Note category. The Galaxy Note 10.1 offers the functionality and precision of a pen and paper on a 10.1-inch large display, which will enable people to amplify their creativity, productivity, and learning ability.

Providing an intuitive experience and armed with a 1.4 GHz quad-core processor and 2GB RAM for enhanced performance, the Galaxy Note 10.1 is designed to simplify the process of capturing ideas, accessing information and multi-tasking, making each easier and faster and allowing people to express their ideas in an efficient way.

Simon Stanford, Vice President, UK & IRE Telecommunications & Networks Division, Samsung UK and Ireland said: “Following the success of the very first Galaxy Note which we launched at the end of last year, we’re delighted that our UK customers will now be able to experience the evolution of this device for themselves. The Galaxy Note 10.1 is a product we are very excited about and will offer our customers a new way to use and experience a tablet device. As well as being able to consume content such as videos, photos, document and the Internet, the Galaxy Note 10.1 also gives them the power to produce, create and customise that same content — something they won’t get from any other product on the market.”

The Galaxy Note 10.1 incorporates key intuitive features and capabilities such as side-by-side multitasking. This is thanks to its ‘Multiscreen’ on a 10.1-inch large screen; unique S Pen with a variety of S Note templates and productive tools (Shape Match and Formula Match); Learning Hub* for accessing educational curricula and Adobe’s premium creative application Photoshop® Touch.

True Multi-Tasking with Multiscreen feature

With the Galaxy Note 10.1′s Multiscreen feature, it’s possible to use two different applications side-by-side simultaneously. So Web pages and videos can be viewed, or applications launched using one half of the screen, at the same time as the other half is used for writing or sketching ideas with the S Pen. What’s more, customers can capture and crop images, and paste them onto the other screen to make personal notes. The Multiscreen feature allows people to be more productive and efficient whilst also enjoying multimedia content. Galaxy Note 10.1 brings a new culture of creation through the owner’s own notes, and enables an entirely new experience to improve productivity and enjoyment.

S Pen & S Note for Personalised and Organised Note-taking

Featuring its advanced 6.5mm S Pen, the Galaxy Note 10.1 is optimised for the creation of personalised and expressive content in the most natural and intuitive way. The S Pen’s feel and functionality are specifically designed for an optimal experience on the 10.1-inch screen. The S Pen is embedded directly in the device and, when removed, automatically launches specially optimised applications, including S Note, S Planner, Crayon physics, Adobe® Photoshop® Touch, and Polaris Office.

Alternatively, people can easily set their preferred application to be launched instantly. For example, S Note can be launched instantly when the S Pen is taken out from the device. Owners can also tap the screen twice while pressing the S Pen button for quick S Note access via the S Note-dedicated widget, which can be easily moved anywhere on the display, never hindering or obstructing creativity or productivity.

The S Note is a unique tool that enables notes and sketches to be combined with other digital content in ready-to-use templates. The Shape Match and Formula Match features help correct and digitise geometric shapes and solve numeric formulas hand-written with the S Pen. The S Note is also integrated with knowledge search engines so that content can be searched for and information obtained, and then easily drag and dropped onto S Notes without having to switch between screens. Exclusively pre-loaded on Galaxy Note 10.1, the Adobe® Photoshop® Touch application means owners can professionally edit photos with the ease and precision of the S Pen.

Active Learning Experience
The Galaxy Note 10.1 is an ideal learning tool that allows students to take notes directly on an eTextbook whilst in lectures, or research the Web at the same time as writing an essay. Samsung’s Learning Hub service is optimised for Galaxy Note 10.1 allowing owners to access extensive multimedia educational content whatever their age. This content includes eTextbooks, video lectures, interactive coaching and much more, and can be shared with multiple Samsung devices. Furthermore, Learning Hub comes with a learning management system providing schedule management and performance and achievement management tools so students of any age can learn at their own pace.

Superior Hardware Performance
Galaxy Note 10.1 is designed with advanced hardware technology, including a 1.4GHz quad-core processor and 2GB of internal RAM. Seamless multi-tasking, high-standard graphics, and blazing-fast performance without any lag are essential features of the device. The Galaxy Note 10.1 also includes a 5- megapixel main camera and a 1.9 megapixel front-facing camera.

Several other features have been added to the Galaxy Note 10.1, including Smart Stay, which tracks the owner’s eye to ensure that the screen is always on while being looked at; and Pop Up Play, which allows a video to be watched anywhere on the screen while simultaneously running other tasks. With AllShare® Play, content can be shared with a large group in real-time by connecting the Galaxy Note 10.1 to Samsung HD TVs, mobile tablets, laptops, and other consumer electronic devices on the same network. With AllShare Group Cast, people can also share and collaborate on documents, presentations, or images without loading the files separately.

The Galaxy Note 10.1 comes in three connectivity options: WiFi-only and WiFi-and-3G HSPA-Plus connectivity, which are both available at launch, and WiFi-and-LTE which will be available later this year.

Via: Engadget

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  • Louis A

    Looks good but I will wait for one that has a better resolution than that current 1280×720

    • Hue Three of Five

      Tell me about it. A tablet at that resolution is a deal breaker for me. My tab 2 7.0 inch has a higher ppi and is still blurry.

      • LukeT32

        Wow…. Sammy makes the Retina display so you know they are capable to make a decent display…. what gives Samsung!?

        • Hue Three of Five

          Someone said earlier that there was a problem incorporating the screen digitizer into a screen with a higher resolution. I rather have a high res screen than an accurate stylus though.


    I’m glad they added a slot for the micro sd card

  • WlfHart

    I was sooo excited, but looks like the resolution is a deal breaker.

  • Nathan D.

    That some power it has under the hood.

  • KzD

    What others don’t seem to understand is that if it ran at a resolution such as 1080p natively, then the new features such as dual apps on screen and popup play would need a much faster processor than 1.4ghz quadcore to run smoothly.

    • delinear

      Not necessarily. They could have the resolution configurable and only allow those features if users select the lower resolution, that’s a pretty common concept. For a 10″ tablet that resolution is going to put off a lot of potential buyers, it’s just a shame because everything else about this looks great.

  • Maximus

    I played with the Galaxy tab 2 10.1 in Best Buy the other day. It could have been an isolated incident but it was super laggy

    Ive been dreaming of a Note Tab with a Wacom Digitizer and Samsung puts one out but i am completely opposed to Touch Wiz and wish that Google would come out with a Nexus Tablet and include the Digitizer on a pure vanilla JB

  • themost

    Can’t wait! :D

  • Jöran Schlömer

    The UI looks crappy. Especially the S Note App looks ridiculous. In my opinion it looks kinda “appley”. I thought it was Apple whom like fake leather and fake everything as backgrounds in Applications. The Note 10.1 has really cool and useful features, but it just looks awful. I don’t know what they were thinking.

  • shantimoy

    When we may get it in Bangladesh and how much money have to pay for this? Is it suitable for Bangladesh?

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