Last month we brought you news about how Samsung was in works to launch galaxy note 10.1, although it was shown off at CES in March but was pulled off soon. After it disappearance, Samsung promised a hardcore device with gutsy hardware; the released specification does validate Samsung’s commitment and the new Galaxy note can be in your hands as soon as next month, while the wait in Germany and UAE is over as it rolled out of production line and on to the shelves there.
The tablet market is booming, and there is some stiff competition. The hardware must be spot on, Samsung recently released and updated their galaxy tab lineup with the range of Galaxy tab2 and 10.1, although they were n the dual core department but still were quiet competitive. Note 10.1 however promises to be much more then that.
- Exynos 4412 chipset with a quad-core 1.4GHz processor
- Mali-400MP GPU
- 2GB RAM
- 10.1-inch PLS TFT screen with resolution of 1280×800 pixels.
- Micro SD card slot
- 3G connectivity
- Rear 5 Megapixel camera, front 1.9 Megapixel camera
- 7000 mAH battery
The overall specifications do seem good with identical processing powers to that of galaxy S3; the screen resolution however is a little disappointing. Samsung chose not to go with their SUPER AMOLED display which is in our opinion quite brilliant; maybe they wanted extended battery life.
The feature most will be looking for is the S-Pen that the Note will come shipped with, great for designer point of view. According to Samsung you can easily jog down notes, browse through phone sketch and even edit pictures with the help of the S-Pen.
Google’s Ice Cream Sandwich will be powering the Galaxy Note, and will soon be upgraded to Jelly bean by Google. Source code for the device has already been released and since it has started selling in Germany and UAE you won’t have to wait long before you can get one of your own. Reportedly, it will cost you an arm and a leg at 479 euro a piece. That price tag sets it to compete with Apple’s iPad.