Samsung’s Galaxy Note 10.1 had made its first appearance back in February at Mobile World Congress, and then the device almost disappeared immediately after surfacing. But surprisingly, the release date for this mysterious device has been set for this August. Galaxy fans may be glad to know that a new tablet has support of the Wacom-based S Pen or Stylus, which was earlier introduced with the 5.3-inch Galaxy Note. But here, the larger canvas of this tablet is much more conducive for pen inputs. Accordingly, the main difference from the 5.3-inch Note is simply the screen size. Negri Electronics is the first which has already started accepting pre-orders for the device at $749.50 (for unlocked white 16GB Galaxy Note 10.1 model).
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S-Pen stylus is the tablet’s biggest feature, which is used to draw and write with the device. This time, the S-Pen app has been improved with a Formula Match feature that is better at recognizing and converting handwritten formulas along with the direct access into Wolfram Alpha’s database for getting more information about the formula. Users may also please greatly, as the Samsung has supplemented its own apps by bundling Adobe’s Photoshop Touch app. The S Pen functionality could be a real attraction for student fans and artist fans of Samsung.
It also supports up to 256 levels of pressure sensitivity with S-Pen. Thus, Galaxy Tab 10.1 is one more interesting but improved digitized tablet available in the market. Even, the reviewers admire the writing feature of S-Pen or stylus and screen quality at resolution of 1280×800 pixels, despite the lack of the Retina-like display on the tablet.
The release confirm that the Note 10.1 indeed possess the same 1.4 Quad-Core Exynos processor found in the Galaxy S III alongside a 2GB dose of RAM rather than the dual-core. Additionally, the Galaxy Note 10.1 is equipped with Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich and also plans are in the pipeline to upgrade to Jelly Bean.
Another best thing about the device is its multi-screen functionality which enhances multi-tasking potential, in a way users can run multiple apps in a divided display. A 10.1-inch screen of this tablet amazingly helps in running apps side-by-side in a windowed mode. So, if you are addicted to Samsung’s blend of colorful icons and proprietary apps, then Galaxy Note 10.1 is good choice.
Some of the new software features of the S III are available on the Note 10.1, including Samsung Smart Stay, Pop Up Play, etc. For Smart Stay feature, it is also equipped with nearly 2 megapixel front camera, 5-megapixel rear camera with auto focus and LED flash that capable of 720p video recording. Three storage options are available upon purchase, a 16GB, 32GB, and 64GB, and it also come with the customary microSD slot for added storage.
With Bluetooth 4.0., the Note can also be used in conjunction with a phone as a speakerphone and to send messages, like the Galaxy Tab 2 models & Galaxy Players. The Galaxy Note has access to a number pad to make calls and receive calls. This device features a Li-Ion 7000 mAh battery and it is slightly heavier than many competing Android slates as it is 8.9mm thick and weighs a bit less than 600 grams.
Generally, smartphone is possibly more essential than a tablet. So, Note may find it rather more difficult to replicate its smartphone predecessor original Galaxy Note which sold millions in spite of its relatively large screen and higher price. But, its stylus is likely be the biggest draw and this can appeal some users who are looking for improving productivity on the tablet form factor. Thus, Android tablets of such large size could be deemed a success. Both the Wi-Fi-only and the 3G versions will be available globally sometime in this month, while the LTE version plans to launch later this year.
Video of Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 Demo from youtube: