Samsung Confirms Galaxy Note 10.1 Launch for August

Despite straddling that awkward space between smartphone and tablet, Samsung's 5.3-inch Galaxy Note has been quite successful. Now the company is looking to add a 10-inch slate to the Galaxy Note line-up. Though the company already has a 10-inch tablet in the form of the Galaxy Tab 10.1, the Galaxy Note adds a stylus to the mixture. Samsung UK today revealed that the Galaxy Note 10.1 would be available worldwide in August.

 

The Galaxy Note 10.1 packs a 10.1-inch WXGA 1280x800 LCD and digitizer, a 1.4 GHz quad-core processor, 2GB of RAM, a 5-megapixel camera with autofocus and LED flash, a second 1.9-megapixel VT camera up front, Bluetooth 4.4, WiFi, 3G, USB 2.0, 16GB/32GB/64GB of storage space, MicroSD (up to 64GB), and Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich.

"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," Simon Stanford, VP of Telecommunications and Networks Division at Samsung UK and Ireland, said.

"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."

Samsung didn't mention anything about the Galaxy Note 2, which is the follow-on to the Galaxy Note and is expected later this month.

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  • christarp
    "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."

    With a stylus? That isn't new, that was the original way to do it. There's a reason they never caught on.

    What are you doing samsung?
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  • jerm1027
    christarp"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."With a stylus? That isn't new, that was the original way to do it. There's a reason they never caught on.What are you doing samsung?

    With all the mis-touches going on because of fat fingers, a stylus would actually be a good idea for accuracy, especially at that pixel density.

    While interesting, I'd be much more interested in the Galaxy Note 2. I need one of those bad boys! :D
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  • teh_chem
    jerm1027With all the mis-touches going on because of fat fingers, a stylus would actually be a good idea for accuracy, especially at that pixel density.While interesting, I'd be much more interested in the Galaxy Note 2. I need one of those bad boys!

    1280x800 isn't really that high for a 10" tablet. The Asus TF101 has the same resolution, never had any issues with touch-recognition accuracy. And you can always pinch-to-zoom if necessary.

    A stylus is nice for hand-writing ability. But while I hate to agree with the late Steve Jobs, a stylus is a sucky thing to have to use with a portable device you're going to be holding with your hands.
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