Samsung Announces the Galaxy Note 10.1

Samsung has announced the Galaxy Note 10.1 today. The device is the latest tablet from the company that comes with a few new/unique functions to help it differentiate from other tablets.

Samsung has opted to use S Note on the device. S Note is the system that lets you scribble on the screen with a pen so that you can combine notes or sketches with web content.

It [S Note] gives you a new way to create stories as S Note provides various ready-to-use templates such as meeting minutes, recipe, cards, diary, magazine and more. Also, hand-drawn geometric shapes can be perfectly digitized by using the Shape Match function, which helps users to create more organized idea sketches and storyboards.

The new multiscreen setup lets you take notes while watching a movie or browsing the web for example.

“GALAXY Note 10.1 takes productivity on a Note to a whole new level. With a larger, fully utilizable screen and superior performance, it combines the intuitiveness of handwriting with all the versatility of digital content to let users be more productive across all of life’s demanding tasks—whether working, learning, or simply creating their own stories,” said JK Shin, President of IT & Mobile Communications Division at Samsung Electronics. “With GALAXY Note 10.1 we are demonstrating Samsung’s commitment to extend the mobile category and are working with key partners like Adobe to provide extraordinary experiences for users that enable them to be more productive, express themselves creatively and add a touch of fulfillment to their lives.”

Overall, an impressive looking tablet which is an enhancement on previous Galaxy models.

For those interested in the technical specs, the device runs a 1.4GHz dual-core processor. The screen measures 10.1 inches and has a resolution of 1280×800 pixels. It runs the Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich. On the back it has a 3 megapixel camera while on the front a 2 megapixel camera. Regular connectivity is available such as WiFi, Bluetooth and HSPA+. Also, A-GPS is available on the 3G model and S-GPS on the WiFi model. Glonass support is also available for navigation.

It comes with either 16GB, 32GB or 64GB of storage and has 1GB of RAM. A microSD card slot is also available to expand storage up to another 32GB.


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