Today Samsung announced the upcoming launch of the Galaxy Note 10.1, an extension of the Galaxy Note family. This tablet was first unveiled in February, but Samsung took it back to the drawing board shortly thereafter.
The re-designed version will offer pen and paper functionality backed by its 1.4 GHZ quad-core processor and 2GB RAM, which will allow the machine to quickly access information and multi-task. The device will also include a 5-megapixel main camera and 1.9-megapixel front-facing camera.
Simon Stanford, Vice President, UK & IRE Telecommunications & Networks Division, 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 customize that same content–something they won’t get from any other product on the market.”
Namely users will be able to customize their content via the 6.5mm S Pen. This stylus is going to allow users to input their own content through a number of S Note templates and productive tools including Adobe’s premium creative application Photoshop Touch. Keeping track of the S Pen will not be problem as there will be a slot to store this stylus in — compatible applications will launch whenever the pen is removed.
The Galaxy Note 10.1 will come with a multi-screen feature, which is going to allow users to run two applications side-by-side simultaneously. Used in conjunction with the S Pen, users will be able to watch a video or read an article with one half of the screen and take notes on the other side with S Note.
Additional features will be available including Smart Stay, which tracks the user’s eye to ensure that the screen is always on when its being viewed; Pop Up Play, which will allow a video to be viewed anywhere on the screen while simultaneous running other tasks. With All Share Play, content will be able to be shared with a large group in real-time on multiple Samsung devices by linking up through a shared network; and with All Share Group Cast users will be able to share and collaborate on documents, presentations, or images without loading the files separately.
The Galaxy Note 10.1 will come in a range of connectivity options: Wi-Fi only, Wi-Fi and 3G HSPA-Plus connectivity, both of which will be available at launch, and Wi-Fi and LTE which will be available later this year. While the exact release date and price have yet to be announced, Samsung has promised that the tablet will be launching globally sometime late August.
Here is a video showing some of the highlights and features of the Galaxy Note 10.1.