Galaxy Note 10.1 announced – it’s a tablet with a pen

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The Galaxy Notice 10.1 has formally been introduced with the aid of Samsung within the Cell World Congress. The brand new machine is a pill model of the telephone / pill Galaxy Word that got here out late remaining 12 months with a 5.three” show. The Samsung Galaxy Notice used to be a shock success for Samsung, promoting 2 million devices and prompting rivals to repeat it (see the LG Optimus Vu, which sports activities a in a similar fashion sized 5” show, even supposing in a four:three side ratio).

 

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The big draw of the Galaxy Note (and now the Galaxy Note 10.1) is the S Pen, an enhanced Wacom-designed stylus that allows for note taking, art-makin’, and all kinds of other shenanigans via apps developed using Samsung’s S Pen SDK. Essentially, that makes the Galaxy Note 10.1 a stylus-enabled version of the Galaxy Tab 10.1 – it’s a bit confusing that the two products are so similar.

 

The tablet comes with similar specifications to the original phone. There’s the same dual core Exynos processor running at 1.4 GHz, the same 1280 x 800 screen resolution, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth. The camera has been dropped to a 3 megapixel version, although storage has been boosted to 64 GB with a microSD card slot.

Rather curiously, there isn’t a space for the stylus to go, despite the fact that one was shoehorned into the original Note’s much smaller frame. This makes it seem like a cash-grab, a quickly designed upgrade of the Galaxy Tab 10.1 instead of a worthy project. A price and release date haven’t been announced, so I suppose I’ll reserve my judgement until then.

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