Feb 27, 2012

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Samsung upsized the Galaxy Note with a 10.1-inch version

Thinking that there are people being limited with the use of the Galaxy Note’s stylus on its measly 5.3-inch screen, Samsung is set to introduce a bigger 10.1-inch version of the Galaxy Note in this year’s Mobile World Congress.

The Galaxy Note 10.1 is really made for productivity in the business, learning and creative industry. A multi-screen functionality allows side by side views of multi-task apps and the bigger screen size can give stylus-weaving people more room to work around with. The S-Note tool combines notes or sketches together with web content, images and other digital media into your own personalized storyboards. Basically this tool helps you create, edit and handle multimedia elements easier and goes well with the included Adobe Photoshop Touch and Adobe Ideas.

The Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 will feature a 1.4GHz dual-core processor, Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich, 1GB of RAM, up to 64GB internal storage and HSPA+ connectivity. What’s missing, which is a bit odd, is the ability to make calls unlike the 5.3″ Note, the Tab 7.0 Plus and Tab 7.7. You can only use it for messaging and internet when using a SIM on it.

No word on pricing and availability of this device yet but we’ll keep you posted.

Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 Specs:

  • 10.1” WXGA PLS TFT @ 1280×800 pixels
  • 1.4GHz dual-core processor Exynos chip
  • Mali-400MP GPU
  • Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich with Samsung TouchWiz UI 4.0
  • 1GB RAM
  • 16GB, 32GB & 64GB internal storage
  • up to 32GB via microSD
  • HSPA+ 21Mbps
  • WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n, (2.4GHz & 5GHz)
  • WiFi Direct, WiFi Channel Bonding
  • Bluetooth 3.0
  • 3MP rear camera
  • 720p video recording
  • 2MP front-facing camera
  • USB 2.0 Host
  • GPS w/ aGPS support (3G model)
  • GPS w/ sGPS support (WiFi model)
  • Photoshop Touch
  • Adobe Ideas
  • Li-Ion 7,000mAh battery


  1. Geniusly Wacom says:

    … and subsequently failed due to hardware downgrade.

  2. Ohh.. interesting.. Not sure how many this would appeal to, and most consumers would be happy without the S-pen functionality if it would save on the cost. Not sure where that supposed downgrade is compared to the first 10.1 unless it’s being confused for the Tab 2 7 incher. An Exynos chip clocked at 1.4Ghz can still blow benchmark competitors out of the water among phones and tablets currently out there, except for the Transformer Prime, which has a quad core processor. The aesthetics on this don’t seem to be as pretty though, and a lot of gadget lovers might be disappointed that it ain’t a quad core beast. Maybe this is best suited for the business crowd.

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