The rumors were now over as the Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 will begin to ship in the US this week. The rumor that made Samsung reveal the official specs of the Galaxy Note 10.1 was the early pre-order and shipment of the Note way ahead of schedule by an online seller. Actually, I have heard the news about the Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1’s unveiling and availability days ago but I didn’t mind writing about it. However, an email notification coming from Youtube got my attention.
Galaxy Note 10.1 Features
Samsung Galaxy 10.1 is an awesome tablet. The moment I watched the official hands-on video of Samsung Mobile, I was really amazed because of how beautiful the device works. It also has a good-looking and sleek interface which is partnered with a great screen resolution. The video showcased the incredible features of the Galaxy Note 10.1 and it also emphasized the ultimate multitasking capability of the tablet through the help of “S Pen”.
Speaking of multitasking, it can magically divide its screen to display two apps at a time – making multitasking as easy as 1-2-3. A user can easily manage his launched apps and operate them simultaneously. Furthermore, the presence of the S Pen makes a good complement to this ability as it can handle two running apps easily. Indeed, the S Pen is the most important key to the Galaxy Note 10.1’s success as this is a major plus when it comes to overall usability against the new iPad 3 as professionals may find this stylus very useful.
Official Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 hands-on video by Samsung Mobile
Galaxy Note 10.1 videos showcasing its awesome features
Photo editing with Adobe Photoshop Touch
The Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 will be powered by a 1.4GHz quad-core processor, a Mali-400MP GPU and large 2GB of RAM. Obviously, it has a 10.1-inch screen display with a 800×1280 pixel resolution which will give beautiful viewing angles although it is not the best in this category. There are a few options on internal storage as it will be available in 16GB, 32GB, and 64GB. It is still running on Ice Cream Sandwich but Samsung already announced that it will eventually get Jelly Bean.
Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 Specifications
- Android 4.0.3 Ice Cream Sandwich
- 10.1 PLS TFT LCD Display with 800×1280 pixel resolution, 16M colors
- 1.4GHz Exynos 4412 quad-core processor
- Mali-400MP GPU
- 2GB RAM
- 16GB/32GB/64GB internal storage (expandable via microSD)
- 5 MP autofocus camera with LED flash 2592х1944 pixels
- 1.9MP front camera
- Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, Wi-Fi hotspot
- Bluetooth v4.0, microUSB v2.0, USB Host support
- HSUPA 5.76 Mbps, HSDPA 21 Mbps, HSPA+ (4G version coming later)
- GPS, A-GPS
- Li-Ion 7000mAh battery
Here are the cool pre-installed apps in the Galaxy Note 10.1
- Samsung Hubs – Game, Media, Readers, Video, Music (varies on the market)
- Adobe Photoshop Touch
- Shape Match, Formula Match
- Samsung AllShare Play, AllShare Cast
- Multiscreen – split the screen in two, and run apps in parallel
- S Pen Experience (S Note, S Planner, My Story)
The Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 comes in two versions for now. The 16GB model is priced at $499 while the 32GB variant will sell for $549. For now, if the Galaxy Note 10.1 is pitted versus the new iPad, which side are you on?
UPDATE: The Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 Wi-Fi + 3G version will hit the Philippines by the end of this month with a price tag of Php32,990.